I know there’s not a lot of interest in Emmy Rossum, 30, but I love her in Shameless and I enjoy seeing her fashion, especially lately, and reading her interviews. There’s something refreshing and genuine about her and I want her to do well in life. That’s why I’m happy to report that she married her boyfriend, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail, 39, in New York on Sunday. The couple married at Central Synagogue on East 55th Street and then had a reception attended by about 100 people at the Guggenheim afterwards. Guests included Emmy’s Shameless costars like William H Macy and Shanola Hampton and Mr. Robot stars Christian Slater and Rami Malek. Emmy wore a beautiful off the shoulder dress custom designed for her by Carolina Herrera and created in homage to the architectural features of the Guggenheim. She kept it on all night and did not change into a second dress for the reception. Here are some more details from People, including the fact that Emmy did not stress over her wedding plans.
Around 7 p.m., the beaming newlyweds were the first to emerge from the synagogue, stepping out hand in hand and walking down steps decorated with white roses, as a small crowd of well-wishers gathered outside and cheered.
Afterward, the bride, groom and about a hundred guests headed to the Guggenheim Museum on the Upper East Side for a lavish wedding reception.
Rossum wore a custom off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown and a long white veil, while Esmail wore a black suit.
Rossum worked closely with Herrera and her team to create the look, which was partly inspired by the architectural shapes of the Guggenheim museum, the site of their reception.
“I went in, and Mrs. Herrera and I talked about silhouettes she’d done for bridal and silhouettes I’d worn before,” Rossum told Vogue. “I knew I’d be getting married at the temple, which is quite grand, and that the reception would be at the Guggenheim, so we knew that it needed to be a dress that could hold up to that. And it was Mrs. Herrera’s idea to make it quite modern and fresh, and kind of use the shape of the Guggenheim on the bodice…”
In February, she revealed at the Carolina Herrera show during New York Fashion Week that the designer (who she’s turned too for many red carpet events including this year’s Met Gala) would be creating her wedding dress.
“We haven’t done any [fittings],” Rossum told E! at the show. “We don’t even know yet. We’re no where.”
The star put full trust in Herrera, and was not nervous about the dress process at all. “She’s got it,” Rossum said. “There’s no rush. She can turn it around in a day. I’m not concerned.”
Rossum’s anti-bridezilla approach echoed across all of her wedding planning.
“I don’t really care what the dress looks like. I don’t really care what the plates look like. I don’t really care what the invitation looks like,” she said. “The only thing that’s really important to me is that we get married and there’s some kind of party.”
I admire that she had a big reception at an incredible venue (I’m so jealous) and yet wasn’t concerned at all over the specific details. Her gown was absolutely beautiful, but I’ve always been a fan of Herrera’s gowns. Plus she and Sam are just beaming in the photos coming out from their reception. (None of our agencies have those, but you can see one on People Magazine. It’s like their enthusiasm is infectious.) Congratulations to Emmy and Sam!
They look like they had so much fun!
Photos in gallery credit WENN other photos via Instagram