By Grace Miller |Photography by Connection Photography
For Carrboro native Amelia Fisher and Chris Lucha, a native of Chesapeake, Virginia, love came quickly. Amelia, a UNC alumna, and Chris, a Virginia Tech alumnus, matched on a dating app and met up for their first date in August 2018 at Whit’s Frozen Custard. It was on this day that they both found the qualities that they were looking for in a partner: laughter, fun and honesty.
After dinner at Acme on Jan. 24, 2020, the day before Amelia’s birthday, Chris proposed to her at The Parlour at Manns Chapel. It had always been a special place for the couple, who had scouted the venue many months before the engagement. Amelia recalls that “[I] got the same feeling visiting The Parlour for the first time as I did meeting Chris, just a sense of OK, this is the one.”
Rain on their wedding day, April 24, 2021, allowed the couple to have a unique umbrella photo shoot with their photographers. Guests, including the maid of honor, Alexis Mutter, the best man, Morgan Schultz, and the couple’s parents, Deborah Mayer, Graeme Fisher, Roxann Lucha and Paul Lucha, enjoyed food from the couple’s favorite Durham pizza spot, Pie Pushers, as well as a PB&J-inspired cake by Edible Art. The floral arrangements were created by Color Fields.
At the end of the night, the couple departed with a sparkler exit. “Then we said goodbye to our guests and hopped into our getaway car and pinched ourselves that we were actually married!” Amelia says. They live in Hillsborough with their three dogs, cat and two ducks.