Kate and Donovan were technically already married. They currently live in Qatar, where Muslim law prevents unwed couples from legally cohabiting. Their stateside legal ceremony opened with the court reporter mumbling unsavory remarks not quite under her breath. Sweet, huh? Well don't worry; it gets much better for these two.
Kate and Donovan wanted to throw an actual wedding celebration in a place that would be exciting and adventurous but wouldn't incite severe jet-lag for their stateside families. They decided on Greece, and we couldn't be happier about that. The guest list included immediate family, a few friends that might-as-well-be-family, and us, for a total of 22. It was magical.They got married on a rooftop overlooking Mykonos town and the Aegean Sea. Kate and Donovan carried glasses of champagne down the aisle together, and Kate's dad said some awfully sweet things and concluded the ceremony with a "Cheers!" to the couple. AWESOME, RIGHT?? Everybody then enjoyed a poolside dinner, punctuated with more people saying more awfully sweet things, and then everybody danced the night away. The wedding ended the only way a poolside reception should EVER end, and that's with several people plunging in, some of them completely clothed.
I must point out that Kate and Donovan were so admirably laid-back about the wedding planning process that they "ran out of time" to do any floral design. They were perfectly content, as were we, because one does not need to decorate Greece. However, Kate's good friend, who also happens to be a fantastic event designer, would have none of that. She took it upon herself to drive down to the local flower market, procure various and sundry foliage and flora, and decorate the ceremony and reception spaces. Oooooo she nailed it, she did.
We spend four days with Kate, Donovan, and their families, so we could go on and on. Instead, however, I'll simply say that these two were kind, welcoming, hysterical, fun, generous, and just simply wonderful. We hope you enjoy the photos.
To Kate and Donovan: We couldn't be happier for you two. Thank you, from the bottoms of our hearts, for absolutely everything. All our love from Texas! xoxo
Venue: Leonis Summer Houses
Event Design: Emily Wilson
Hair: Anna Kalaitzoglou at Beautyworld by Despina Gavala
Catering: Yefsi Restaurant
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