Engagements & Weddings

Sarah Mixter and her bridemaids at The Parlour at Manns Chapel

Wedding: Sarah Mixter & Brian Gribbon

By Rachel Sauls | September 26, 2018

The southern tradition of burying a bottle of bourbon a month before a wedding to ensure good weather worked in favor of Sarah Mixter and Brian Gribbon. When tiny flurries came down as the two celebrated on March 24, 2018 with an intimate group of friends and family, Sarah felt […]

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Wedding: Bridget Dean and Sean Wamsley

By Santul Nerkar | September 18, 2018

Bridget Dean and Sean Wamsley met within the first week of starting their MBA programs at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in 2015. When a mutual friend invited several classmates out for sushi, Sean and Bridget were equally charmed by one another. It didn’t take long for the duo to realize […]

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Wedding: Chase Woodfin & Hannah Meyers

By Santul Nerkar | August 27, 2018

Chapel Hill native Chase Woodfin first met Floridian Hannah Meyers in Atlanta, where they were both working on the 2013 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. When their paths crossed again the following year, the two ended up going on a successful first date to an Atlanta Braves game – and quickly became […]

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Wedding: Katie Schurr & Matt Evans

By Olivia Cohen | August 17, 2018

When Chapel Hill native Matt Evans moved into his apartment in Roanoke, he didn’t know his future wife was just downstairs. He and Katie Schurr, who lived in the apartment below, bonded over porch swing conversations, grilling burgers and gardening. A year later, Matt secretly called Katie’s family members to […]

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Wedding: Carolyn Stotts & Jake Gann

By Molly Weybright | August 6, 2018

Chapel Hill native Carolyn Stotts met Jake Gann near the beginning of their freshman year at UNC through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The couple hit it off right away and seven years later in western North Carolina at Black Balsam Knob with the sun setting behind them, Jake proposed. Carolyn and […]

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Wedding: Courtney Holland & Jason Fearrington

By Kyndal Lemelin | July 30, 2018

For Courtney Holland and Jason Fearrington, the family history of growing up in Chapel Hill was an important part of their romance. Courtney’s grandparents, Helen Whitt and Helen and Murry Holland, and Jason’s grandparents, Jeanette and Frank Fearrington, had been close friends for many years, and the couple’s parents knew […]

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Wedding: Helen Meyer & Lee Frankstone

By Anna Pogarcic | July 16, 2018

Chapel Hill natives Helen Meyer and Lee Frankstone crossed paths all through childhood at school, church and social gatherings. Although not especially close growing up, they had deep family and community ties: their mothers were childhood friends from summer camp, and their fathers’ families had lived in Chapel Hill for […]

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Wedding: Annie Hogan & Steven Lahti

By Ashley Cruz | June 25, 2018

Chapel Hill native Annie Hogan met Steven Lahti in physics class just before their senior year at Duke University. However, it wasn’t until the end of that year that they began dating after they were reacquainted by mutual friends at a Lupe Fiasco concert. After six years of dating, Annie […]

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Wedding: Mandy Brannon & Will Hemsworth

By Nicholas Motta | June 15, 2018

Will Hemsworth and Chapel Hill native Mandy Brannon first met at a friend’s New Year’s Eve party in 2014. The two UNC alumni reconnected on their first date in May 2015, and they’ve been together ever since. A year-and-a-half later, the couple took a weekend getaway to Asheville where Will […]

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Wedding: Jessica Marsden & Alex Worsnip

By Amelia Hanks | June 12, 2018

Jessica Marsden met Alex Worsnip while they were both living in New Haven, Connecticut. Alex was pursuing a graduate degree and Jess was in law school at the time. After dating for a few years, they began to talk marriage. While Jess knew the engagement was coming, Alex wanted to […]

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