Jessica Kiss grew up in small-town Maryland, and later went to Loyola University in Baltimore where she graduated from in 2009. She decided on a change of scenery and moved to Charleston from her hometown in 2013, and later bought her quaint home in Mount Pleasant. Jessica is a self-proclaimed foodie, movie lover, and avid sports fan who loves being outdoors and spending time with her family, friends, and dog.
After nearly a decade in the bridal industry as a store manager, buyer, and stylist, Jessica opened Verità in October 2017. Her passion for bridal fashion and eagerness to make brides’ dreams come true is evident in her warm, welcoming nature, and her determination to find the perfect gown for each and every bride.
Q & A
Hometown: Jarrettsville, Maryland
Favorite Fashion Icon: tie between Blake Lively and Sienna Miller
3 Words to Describe My Personality: compassionate, driven, vivacious
3 Words to Describe My Style: sexy, modern, boho
Favorite Current Bridal Trend(s): Sparkle!, plunging necklines, flowy/ethereal fabrics
Favorite Charleston-Area Restaurant: Indaco
Cocktail of Choice: Orange Crush – refreshing and reminds me of Maryland
Top 3 Pastimes: being on the beach or on a boat, going to sporting events (particularly a Baltimore Ravens game), getting in a great work out especially at Orangetheory
Favorite Destination Visited: Rome, Italy
Bucket List Destination: Ireland
3 Most Positively Defining Moments: the day I packed everything I owned in a truck and moved 600 miles from home, interning for a bridal magazine in college, taking a leap, quitting my job and committing to my dream
Favorite Moment of a Wedding: first dance and MOH/Best Man speeches