Engagements & Weddings

The Wedding Guide: A Month-by-Month Timeline To Get You to Your Big Day

By Jenna Parks | May 14, 2018

If your holiday takeaways included giving or receiving a very shiny piece of jewelry that now adorns a ring finger, firstly, congratulations! Now it’s the new year, and the furor of announcing your new fiancee-status to the world and receiving lots of Instagram love is winding down. Like many newly […]

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Wedding: Jackson Cox & Margaret Moriarty

By Mattias Miller | May 11, 2018

UNC grad Jackson Cox and Margaret Moriarty met on their first date at The Pit in 2014 where they bonded over their love of barbecue and hot sauce. On their second date, they went on a hike in Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough where Maggie met his dog, […]

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Wedding: Grace Witsil & Alex Miller

By Ann Fitts | May 7, 2018

For Grace Witsil and Alex Miller, it all started in the pool. Both natives of Chapel Hill, they grew up going to The Exchange Pool, graduating from playing in the shallow end to becoming lifeguards and swim coaches. When the time came for college, they went their separate ways, with […]

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Wedding: Courtney Minton & Jon Leggette

By Kristi Piechnik | April 3, 2018

After graduating from the University of Georgia, native Virginian Courtney Minton moved to the southern part of heaven to attend graduate school at UNC. She soon met fellow UNC alum Jon Leggette on Match.com. The two shared their first date at Fullsteam Brewery, and before the night was over, Jon […]

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Engagement: Hannah Meyers & Chase Woodfin

By Kristi Piechnik | March 20, 2018

Upon graduating from East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill native Chase Woodfin continued his education at the University of Tennessee. After college he relocated to Atlanta for a job in sports marketing when he began working on the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl relationship for his client. During the 2013 game, […]

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Wedding: Emily Mason & Ron Stewart

By Ann Fitts | March 13, 2018

Emily Mason and Ron Stewart’s story started in an Orangetheory Fitness class in Meadowmont near her salon, Caju. After getting to know each other between exercise classes where Ron was the instructor and Emily a participant, they progressed from workout chats to seeing each other outside of the gym and […]

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Wedding: Brooke Johnson & Christopher Rubish

By Julia Baker | February 20, 2018

Chapel Hill native Christopher Rubish met Brooke Johnson of Emporia, Virginia, through mutual friends five years ago when Brooke was attending North Carolina State University. A couple months later, the couple went fishing on their first date, one of their many shared hobbies, with Brooke besting Chris. They began to […]

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Engagement: Jennifer Halperin & Vladimir Khosid

By Kristi Piechnik | February 5, 2018

Growing up, Jennifer Halperin never could have predicted that her future fiancé was living 5,700 miles from the southern part of heaven. Jennifer studied at East Chapel Hill High School before attending the University of Georgia for fashion merchandising. Meanwhile, Vladimir Khosid emigrated from Russia, settled in California and went […]

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Wedding: Lauren Joyner & Stephen Cook

By Emily Padula | January 19, 2018

Chapel Hill native Lauren Joyner met New York native Stephen Cook in Florida at the wedding of John and Kelly Waterman in 2014. Lauren was a distant cousin of the bride, while John was the groom’s best man. They instantly connected over their love of history and travel and soon […]

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Wedding: Bates & Rayfield

By Zoe Pharo | December 27, 2017

Stephen Rayfield and Jared “Jay” Bates made last-minute plans for their first date on Thanksgiving Eve nearly three years ago. That date would turn into many more shared moments over the next few years. At Jay’s own birthday party at the couple’s home in Chapel Hill, Jay surprised Stephen by […]

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