Kathryn + Joe
Kathryn Katsus & Joe Pachioli
Number Of Guests: 0 – They Eloped!
Wedding Colors: Beige, White & Green
A shared love for fitness sparked a romance between Joe, owner of Houston event venue The Astorian, and Kathryn, a teacher, when they met at a Houston spin class. Joe proposed to Kathryn on a romantic trip to Italy…after nearly losing the ring (a sparkler from Houston’s Zadok Jewelers)! To seal and celebrate the union of their marriage, the pair eloped to Greece, entrusting Greek wedding planner Crete For Love with every detail. The couple spent two weeks exploring Athens, Santorini, and, finally, Crete, where they married. Says bride Kathryn: “Our elopement was stress-free and focused only on our love.” The couple’s simple ceremony took place at Dourakis Winery, where they said their vows in a sun-dappled garden setting, and enjoyed a delicious meal together of lamb, Greek salad and spinach pie, followed by a simple yet beautiful wedding cake adorned with fresh flowers and olive leaves. The hardest part about planning their elopement? “Keeping it a secret!”
Jewelry: Zadok Jewelers
Photography: Andreas Markakis Photography / Dourakis Winery / Crete For Love / Flower Center Chania / Moderno Patisserie / Hair By Fotini / Makeup By Evy