Caroline Alexis Jennings and Daniel Frederick Moran were united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on June 13, 2015, at Agios Gerasimos Orthodox Church on the island of Kefalonia, Greece. Following the ceremony, family and friends enjoyed a reception at the nearby Emelisse Hotel. After savoring cocktails overlooking the Ionian Sea, the party dined outdoors at sunset and danced to traditional Greek music played by local musicians. The bride and groom’s first dance was to Frankie Valli’s “Can’t Take My Eyes off of You,” accompanied by fireworks.
A cocktail hour and rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held on the eve of the wedding at the Apagio Restaurant in the historic town of Fiskardo and featured romantic Greek Kantades songs performed by local musicians.
Other events during the three-day celebration included sailing to the shores of the nearby island of Ithaca, visiting the open-air cave of Melissani Lake, relaxing on local beaches, and walking through Venetian ruins in the picturesque town of Assos.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Albert Jennings of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of Mr. John E. Stedman and the late Mrs. Betty Stedman of North Kingstown, R.I., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Vernon ‘Neal’ Jennings of Mabank, Texas. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Richard Moran of Las Vegas. He is the grandson of Ms. Noh Shin Ja and the late Mr. Oh Jung Hyun of Seoul, Korea, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moran of Clinton, Conn.
The bride was given in marriage by her family and was presented to the groom at the door of the church by her father, in accordance with Greek tradition. Her gown was a Liancarlo design of ivory French Alencon lace on tulle overlay over Chantilly lace. She wore her mother’s cathedral-length Alencon lace veil, along with blush pink Christian Dior shoes and a belt by Vera Wang.
Attending the bride as koumbara (maid of honor) was her sister Alexandra Jennings, with her sister, Olivia (Jennings) Adendorff, and best friend, Jessica (Shaw) Ivy, serving as bridesmaids.
Assisting the groom as best man was Bruce Nugent, with the groom’s brother, Andy Moran, and brother-in-law, Justin Adendorff, acting as groomsmen.
The bride is a graduate of Highland Park High School. She graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with a B.A. in visual and environmental studies. Caroline received her M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, where she was a Venture Fellow. She is an entrepreneur and worked previously as a management consultant at Bain & Company.
The groom is a graduate of The Gunnery in Washington, Conn. He received his B.A. and Masters of Finance from Tulane University. Daniel is a C.F.A. charterholder and works as a securities analyst for Invesco Ltd. in Dallas.
Following their honeymoon trip to the Seychelles, the couple has begun their new life together in Dallas.