When we say one of our favorite weddings this year! Oh, boy we mean it. And mostly because of Caroline’s infectious smile and the way Evan looks at her! We just melt because of these two and how much they mean to each other. And their wedding at The Ridge Asheville is the perfect culmination of their love and an incredible start to the rest of their lives together.
Caroline and Evan met during their freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill and began dating the next year as Sophomores. Caroline texted him “Hey, I’m single. Want to get dinner?” It’s okay … you can laugh. Looking back now that pretty much sums up their entire relationship.
In August of 2019, Evan lost his twin brother Michael in a skateboarding accident. Every day after that was a struggle waking up and dealing with the loss. Then just two months later in October of 2019 Caroline’s brother, Drew passed away. Evan was with Caroline as she spoke in front of 400+ people at her brother’s funeral. In those two months, they knew they were meant to be there for each other. Truly knowing what it meant to love each other through the ups and downs. During their senior year of college, Caroline got a golden retriever named Holden. She started a bucket list for Holden at UNC-Chapel Hill and blogged about him, it went viral. He now has quite the following on Instagram.
Holden has been through so much with Caroline and Evan he was the dog of honor at their wedding, along with his sister Sophie.
Evan proposed on a trip to Colorado in September 2020, they took sporadically between Caroline ending a job and starting a new job. On a hiking trip, Evan popped the question and of course, Caroline said, “yes!” The stars aligned for them to take the perfect trip and for the perfect proposal, much like Caroline and Evan’s relationship, perfect for each other.
The Inspiration for their wedding was the gorgeous North Carolina Mountains, pops of colorful summer blooms, and an amazing day with their friends and family. Caroline wore a gorgeous Eva Lendel gown with a plunging neckline and all her bridesmaids in the same shade of Show Me Your Mumu pink, in different styles. Springvine Florist did an amazing job with the perfect shades of summer florals.
Caroline and Evan honored their pups by including them in their wedding ceremony, but also with an appearance on their wedding stationery, and their very own signature cocktails at the reception. Holden the Golden was also featured getting a little mischievous on the back of the cake.
Evan and Caroline also honored their late brothers by including a charm of each of their photos on Evan’s boutonniere and Caroline’s Bouquet. The love these two emanated on their day was an incredible honor to witness and be able to capture at The Ridge in Asheville.
Getting Ready at The Residence
Bridal Portraits & Wedding Party on The Knoll
The Groom & Groomsmen on The Knoll
The First Look Photos
Wedding Ceremony on The Knoll
Reception at The Chateau
The First Dance
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