“September 15, 2018 was the best day of my life,” says Brittani Davidson. “I got to marry my best friend and have my dream wedding all in one. The past year has been a struggle for my family; we found out my mom had Stage Four cancer that had spread. She was told chemo therapy alone would not save her life and that she had a 3-11% chance of survival.
Shortly after, I started taking her to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas every other week for treatment. About 7 months into treatment, my mom was officially in remission! My favorite part about my wedding day was having my mom there to watch me get married and share this beautiful experience with me.”
“A BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW WAS CASTING THROUGH THE CLOUDS AS I MARRIED MY BEST FRIEND.” - BRITTANI DAVIDSON
Planning a dream wedding and traveling every other week was grueling for the bride-to-be, but she had a wonderful roster of vendors that helped throughout the process. With the groom, Kostas Pagoulatos, being Greek, the couple decided to have a wedding filled with Greek influences.
"We got permission from Metropolitan Isaiah to have our Greek Orthodox ceremony outside at our wedding venue instead of inside the church,” Brittani Describes. “I was so excited for all my friends and family to get to experience a Greek Orthodox ceremony and reception!
Our wedding day was perfect – even with a little rain right before the ceremony, I knew without a doubt it would turn out exactly how it was meant to. Fifteen minutes before I walked down the aisle, the rain stopped, the sun was setting, and a beautiful rainbow was casting through the clouds as I married my best friend.”
The couple’s venue was a Tuscan inspired mansion where guests were seated for dinner and the newlyweds’ grand entrance. Brittani and Kostas shared their first dance to Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful,” performed by Serenata Strings and Harmland Visions. Following the mother-son and father-daughter dances, a traditional Greek dinner was served. Other wedding details included a champagne tower and cigar lounge.
After a night filled with love, laughter, and lots of dancing, all the guests picked up a glow stick for Kostas and Brittani’s final exit. “We exited to one of our favorite Greek songs and went through a tunnel of glow sticks and waterfall fireworks and pulled up our 1936 Rolls Royce,” says the bride. “The ride to our hotel felt like a dream.
We couldn’t believe we were finally married! The day goes by so fast, so we are happy we had a great team of people to capture our beautiful Greek inspired wedding. Now we’re off to honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic!”
Wedding Dress: Naama & Anat Haute Couture