Entertainment TV Gia Giudice Says Mom Teresa Was 'So Beautiful' as She 'Walked Down the Aisle Alone' at Her Wedding "I don't think you can name a lot of people that have walked down the aisle alone before, and she did it," Gia Giudice said of mom Teresa Giudice on her wedding day to Luis Ruelas By Joelle Goldstein Joelle Goldstein Instagram Twitter Joelle Goldstein is the Staff Editor of TV for PEOPLE Digital. She has been with the brand for five years, beginning her time as a digital news writer, where she covered everything from entertainment news to crime stories and royal tours. Since then, she has worked as a writer-reporter on the Human Interest team and an associate editor on the TV team. In her current role, Joelle helps oversee all things TV, and enjoys being able to say she has to watch The Kardashians, America's Got Talent, Love Is Blind and Dancing with the Stars for her "work" responsibilities. Prior to joining PEOPLE, Joelle was employed at The Hollywood Reporter, where she was co-nominated at the 2019 GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Magazine Article for feature cover story. She graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor's degree in Television-Radio (and an appearance in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Final Four!) People Editorial Guidelines and Michael Gioia Published on October 16, 2022 06:03 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Gia Giudice had nothing but pride for her mom, Teresa Giudice, on her wedding day. While appearing on a panel at BravoCon 2022 on Sunday, Gia opened up about her favorite memory from her mom's wedding to Luis Ruelas in August. "Honestly, my mom walking out of that church," the 21-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star said on the "Let Me Tell You Something About Our Families" panel, presented by Yoplait. "She held her head so high, she walked down the aisle alone, and she was so beautiful," Gia added. "I don't think you can name a lot of people that have walked down the aisle alone before, and she did it." As RHONJ fans know, Teresa opted to walk down the aisle alone after her dad, Giacinto Gorga, died in April 2020. Teresa and her family were devastated when he passed as they all shared a close bond with him. In recent years, Teresa has continued to honor his life and even recently dedicated a dance to him while she competed on Dancing with the Stars. Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas' Wedding Special Sneak Peek Shows at BravoCon Gia Giudice and Teresa Giudice. Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Gia's comments about her mom's nuptials come one day after Teresa, 50, gave BravoCon attendees a first look at her upcoming wedding special. For more on BravoCon, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. During the "Jersey Ladies & Their Men" panel on Saturday, Teresa and Luis, 47, shared a clip of their August nuptials at the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey. In the video, the reality star got ready for the big day and walked down the aisle as her new husband fought back tears. The pair then exchanged vows and kissed. Teresa's four daughters — Gia, Gabriella, 18; Milania, 16, and Audriana, 13, whom she shares with her ex-husband Joe Giudice — were all by their mom's side, as were Luis' two sons, David and Nicholas, from his previous relationship. Teresa Giudice and Luis Ruelas Are Married! Inside the RHONJ Couple's Romantic and Starry Wedding Teresa Giudice. Jill Zarin/Instagram Attending the black-tie event also was a sea of Bravo talent, including Teresa's RHONJ costars Jennifer Aydin, Dolores Catania, Margaret Josephs and Jackie Goldschneider, plus Real Housewives of Dubai breakout Chanel Ayan, Real Housewives of Miami's Alexia Nepola, Real Housewives of Potomac star Ashley Darby, Real Housewives of New York City alums Dorinda Medley and Jill Zarin, and past and present Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey. Missing from the big day were Teresa's brother and sister-in-law, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga, as well as RHONJ alum Dina Manzo, who was previously said to be a bridesmaid. Teresa Giudice's RHONJ Costar Jennifer Aydin Says Wedding Attendees 'Gasped' at the Sight of Her Hair Teresa Giudice's daughters at her wedding. Milania Giudice/TikTok Teresa began dating Luis in 2020 after he asked for her phone number when they met organically off camera. While the two have been vocal about being happy in their "love bubble," the relationship has not been without its share of controversy. People in Teresa's life have also questioned the coupling — including Gia, who worried it was moving too quickly. Still, Teresa and Luis have been steadfast in insisting their love has carried them through every obstacle, and she told him on Instagram in June: "I love you endlessly." The couple's wedding special is set to air a week after the RHONJ season 13 finale. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. BravoCon 2022 is taking place through Sunday at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.