Inside Weddings - - Weddings - June 11, 2016 Cincinnati, Ohio | Pho­tographed by Kort­nee Kate Pho­tog­ra­phy

June 11, 2016 Cincinnati, Ohio Pho­tographed by Kort­nee Kate Pho­tog­ra­phy


Caro­line Evelo and Shane Davis first crossed paths in front of Shane’s child­hood home while the two were in ju­nior high school. “We held hands that night. It was a big deal at the time,” Shane laughs. Caro­line adds, “It’s so funny to look back at who we were then, just kids, and who we are now.” De­spite their con­nec­tion, the young pair didn’t main­tain a ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship – in­stead, they re­con­nected af­ter re­turn­ing home from their first year of col­lege. “He reached out to me on­line be­fore I got back into town and asked if we could hang out that sum­mer,” ex­plains Caro­line.

Af­ter seven years to­gether, the soon-to-be groom took Caro­line’s fa­ther out to break­fast in order to gain his bless­ing; how­ever, he got more than he bar­gained for – her dad’s ap­proval and the cen­ter di­a­mond that had been a part of the en­gage­ment rings of both her grand­mother and her mother. While on va­ca­tion at the Evelo fam­ily home in Florida, Shane proudly popped the ques­tion with the sen­ti­men­tal stone.


Aisle Run­ner

The Orig­i­nal Run­ner Com­pany Beauty

High Five Salon - hair

BRIDE­face - makeup

Bridal Gown


Bridal Salon

Bridal and For­mal, Inc. Brides­maid Gowns

Wtoo by Wat­ters


Su­gar Realm In­vi­ta­tions/Cal­lig­ra­phy/Fa­vors Loon + Co.


An­der­son Pav­il­ion Culi­nary Group Con­sult­ing/De­sign

Viva Bella Events


At­trac­tion for Sam Hill En­ter­tain­ment; Lyrica

Flo­ral De­sign

Yel­low Ca­nary


Paris by Debra More­land


Paris by Debra More­land

The Richter & Phillips Co.

Light­ing De­sign

Vin­cent Light­ing Sys­tems


La Tavola Fine Linen

Wild­flower Linen


Kort­nee Kate Pho­tog­ra­phy Reg­istries

Crate and Bar­rel

Goldsmith Cardel




All Oc­ca­sions Event Rental

BBJ – Ta­ble Fash­ions


Fitz the Oc­ca­sion


An­der­son Pav­il­ion

Smale River­front Park Videog­ra­phy

Stu­dio Z Films

Se­lect­ing their home­town of Cincinnati as the lo­ca­tion for their vow ex­change, they be­gan to plan their nup­tials with some ex­tra help from their loved ones and es­teemed plan­ning com­pany, Viva Bella Events. “My mom and dad were there ev­ery step of the way,” notes the bride. Giv­ing them­selves a lit­tle over a year to get ev­ery­thing in order, Caro­line found am­ple time to im­merse her­self in the process. “I was truly blown away by the wed­ding world – if you can dream it, it can be done!” she ex­claims.

The cou­ple de­signed their cer­e­mony with a flo­ral mo­tif in mind, in­cor­po­rat­ing ex­tra touches of ver­dure, in­clud­ing suc­cu­lents, into the al­fresco gar­den area. The aisle fea­tured sim­ple ivory chairs on ei­ther side and a be­spoke run­ner – by The Orig­i­nal Run­ner Com­pany – atop the grass lead­ing up to an arch adorned with blush and white blooms. At the al­tar, the two ex­pressed their love for each other with per­son­al­ized sen­ti­ments. “When we read our vows to one an­other, we in­cluded sim­i­lar jokes, which I think shows how well we know each other and how much fun we have to­gether,” smiles Shane.

Strolling back up the aisle, the new­ly­weds were greeted with cheers from their 200 guests. The new Mr. and Mrs. con­tin­ued the mer­ri­ment with a photo shoot dis­play­ing their af­fec­tions as well as their fash­ion­able en­sem­bles. The groom donned a light grey suit that matched his grooms­men, though he wore a green tie while his close pals wore pink to com­ple­ment the del­i­cate color of the brides­maid dresses. Caro­line chose a stun­ning ivory A-line gown show­cas­ing an il­lu­sion bodice and in­tri­cate bead­ing.

Af­ter pho­to­graphs, the wed­ding party joined the at­ten­dees in the charm­ing re­cep­tion space, high­light­ing a pas­tel color pal­ette. Ta­blescapes were be­decked with light linens dec­o­rated with ei­ther long ver­dant run­ners or clas­sic ar­range­ments of blush and alabaster blos­soms while small, gilt ter­rar­i­ums sur­rounded each cen­ter­piece. Strik­ing chan­de­liers fea­tur­ing count­less flow­ers were sus­pended over­head.

A lovely flo­ral pat­tern was also painted on the bar, on var­i­ous throw pil­lows, and on the cus­tom dance floor – “I’d never seen any­thing like it!” muses the groom. A stun­ning com­pi­la­tion of blooms and green­ery em­bel­lished the wall be­hind the drink sta­tion, where guests en­joyed themed cock­tails. At­ten­dees were also served a unique wed­ding cake fea­tur­ing lyrics to the cou­ple’s first dance song in­scribed onto the tiers.

“Af­ter all of the plan­ning and de­ci­sion-mak­ing, it was sur­real to see it all come to­gether for the first time,” gushes the bride.

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