Cascio, Green exchange vows

Shelby Smith Cascio and Christopher David Green were united in marriage at 5:30 p.m. May 7, 2011, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Greenwood.

Father Richard Craig Gates officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Charles Vincent Cascio of Greenwood and Mrs. Norman Frederick White of Carrollton.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Faison Heathman Smith and  the late Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Anthony Cascio.

The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Allan Green of Germantown, Tenn.

He is the grandson of Elizabeth Stout Green of Germantown, Tenn, and the late Clifford Green and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Granville Dennison.

Given in marriage by her father, Charles “Bae” Cascio, the bride wore an ivory princess A-line Pronovais Malasia gown with horizontal patterns of French lace and tulle. The dress was accented by a Spanish lace bolero jacket.

The bride carried a nosegay of bridal white roses, peach garden stock and white majolica spray roses.

Held with her bouquet, was a Venetian lace handkerchief belonging to her late maternal grandmother and a gold broach worn by the groom’s mother, sister and late grandmother on their wedding day.

The groom wore a classic shadow-stripe two-button notch lapel Calvin Klein tuxedo with a pewter vest and tie.

On the alter in the church, white larkspur, snapdragons, hydrangeas and oriental lilies accented with sprays of dendrodium orchids were arranged in antique brass alter vases.

The flowers were dedicated to the bride’s late uncle, Faison Heathman Smith III.

Attending the bride were her sisters, Kathleen Augusta Cascio of Oxford as maid of honor, and Lindsay White Killebrew of Greenwood as matron of honor.

Bridesmaids were Anna Swider Avant of Memphis, Laure Anne Archer of Greenwood, Lindsay Catherine Doty of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, and Anna Fortenberry Gregory of Memphis.

The bridesmaids wore different styles of empire waist dresses in pewter crinkle chiffon and carried clutch bouquets of peach stock, white oriental lilies and gold billie balls with Italian ruscus foliage.

Frank Mason of Memphis served as the groom’s best man.

Groomsmen were Robert Anthony Haines of Knoxville, Tenn; Robert Mathew Davis of Atlanta, Ga;  Justin Reed Lindsay of Nashville, Tenn; Derek Adam Johnson of Nashville, Tenn; Zachary Todd Shoemate of Nashville, Tenn; and Jonathan Daniel Green of Germantown, Tenn.

The flower girl was Carly Ann Watson, niece of the groom, and  the ringbearer was Reed Allen Cascio, nephew of the bride.

Serving as program attendants were nieces of the bride, Hayden Francis Hudson and Hally Grace Hudson of Oxford.

Nuptial music was provided by organist David Williams, and the wedding was directed by Cheryl Ewing, aunt of the bride.

Readings for the ceremony were provided by the bride’s brothers, Christopher Heathman Cascio of Madison, and Charles McKnight Cascio of Oxford.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held at The Alluvian.

The hotel lobby was lined with martini tables covered with champagne and ivory tablecloths, with centerpieces of pink stock, white snapdragons, bells of Ireland and enchantment lilies with spiked candleholders.

The Delta room served as the ballroom for dancing by the music of The Players.

The room was decorated with green hydrangeas, white roses and pink stock in crystal rose bowls on mirrored rounds surrounded by tea lights. The tree-lit courtyard fountain was lined with ferns and accented with white calla lilies. 

The three-tiered wedding cake was displayed in the hotel lounge area on an antique silver plateau and served with a family heirloom pearl-handled cake knife.

A newly engraved cake knife, a gift from the groom’s mother, was also used for serving.

The cake table was covered with an Italian embroidered tablecloth and accented with a silver candelabra.

The coconut cake was filled with layers of cream cheese and decorated with peach and white oriental lilies matching the bridesmaid’s bouquets. 

The guests enjoyed an elegant buffet catered by Giardina’s Restaurant.

The bride and groom left the wedding celebration through the romantic courtyard under a canopy of sparklers lighting the night.

On the eve of the wedding, the groom’s parents, David and Dianne Green, hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Tallahatchie Tavern on Money Road.

The tables were covered with lime green cotton cloths with burlap toppers. Each table was accented with mason jars filled with gerber daisies and wild flowers. The tables were decorated with unique place cards handmade by the mother of the groom.

The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour on the Tavern’s front porch surrounded by Mississippi Delta cotton fields.

Before dinner, the brother of the groom, Johnny Green, performed an original song dedicated to the couple.

Following the wedding day, the couple traveled by train to New Orleans for a five-day honeymoon.

The couple is at home in Nashville Tenn., where the bride is employed by Covance as a clinical research coordinator, and the groom is employed by Young and Associates as a building consultant.