Real Columbus Wedding: Kaitlin and Kevin Davis
COVID couldn’t stop this couple from celebrating their love.
Aug. 14, 2021 | After Kaitlin (Flaherty) and Kevin Davis matched on Bumble in December 2018, Kevin asked Kaitlin to meet for a drink, only to be met with what sounded like a cop-out: Kaitlin couldn’t meet up, because she was leaving for Africa that weekend. Two weeks later, she followed up to schedule that drink. The pair made plans for a second date while still on their first, and a relationship began.
Kaitlin and Kevin signed a lease in February 2020 and quickly realized that, upon moving into their shared home in May, they’d be spending quite a lot of time together thanks to COVID and the indefinite work-from-home environment it put them both in. “While this caused a few challenges, it allowed us to realize our ability to compromise and coexist together, which we know will serve us well in our marriage,” Kaitlin says.
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Despite Kevin’s original ring-shopping appointment being cancelled in March 2020 due to COVID, he was able to pick the perfect ring and pop the question in their living room that July.
A little over a year later, the pair were married by Kaitlin’s younger brother, Conor Flaherty. The wedding included a custom crest displayed throughout, from invitations and other stationery to the bar façade and even on the koozies given out as guest favors. In fact, seeing how the crest and other design elements came together in the reception space for the first time was a major highlight for Kaitlin.
“The wedding planning process was something my mom and I—Kevin too!—worked really hard on, so seeing it all come to life after 13 months of planning was pretty darn cool,” Kaitlin says. “I had a vision of what I wanted the space to look like, and seeing all the little things turn into one big thing still gives me goosebumps.”
Having a live band at the reception was also especially memorable, she adds. “My biggest dream for the reception was, I wanted a big party—and [Endless Summer Band] gave us that,” she says. “I could talk forever about the wedding. It was the perfect day!”
Ceremony, reception and caterer: Columbus Country Club
Cake: Resch’s Bakery
Planner: Aisle & Co.
Florist: Dalay Ket Event Design
Ceremony and cocktail hour music: The Charcuterie Duo
Reception music: Endless Summer Band
Photographer: Pasternack + Co.
Videographer: Nathan Peppers Films
Live painting: Emma Miller Art
Stationery: Lana Dreams
Transportation: Cardinal Transportation
Accommodations: Canopy by Hilton Columbus Downtown Short North
Rehearsal dinner: Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
Gown cleaning/preservation: Dublin Cleaners
Groom’s attire: Tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse
Rings: Diamond Cellar
Groomsmen’s attire: Tuxedos from Men’s Wearhouse