Engagements & Weddings

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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Wedding: Mary Lee Batista & Michael Hatley

By Lindsay McConnell | June 5, 2018

As Chapel Hill natives, Mary Lee Batista and Michael Hatley are no strangers to the White Cross area. Growing up together, Mary Lee and Michael became friends in elementary school. Michael went to Chapel Hill High School while Mary Lee attended Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough. The tight-knit community […]

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Wedding: JoBeth O’Neal & Matt Marriott

By Ashley Cruz | May 22, 2018

Chapel Hill native JoBeth O’Neal first met Matt Marriott when they were in high school. (JoBeth attended East Chapel Hill High and Matt attended Riverside High in Durham.) At the end of 2014, JoBeth, an Appalachian State University grad and Matt, a UNC and UNC School of Law grad, reconnected […]

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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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