Engagements & Weddings

Wedding: Julia Smith and Carl Fox

By Lora Griffiths | November 1, 2017

Julia Smith and Carl Fox found each other on Match.com. Early in their courtship, doctors diagnosed Carl with myelodysplastic syndrome, a deadly blood cancer. Carl and Julia created Save the Fox, a nonprofit to raise awareness of the disease, and after a long wait he received a bone marrow transplant […]

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Wedding: Margaret Peterson & John Wolf

By Tia Nanjappan | October 23, 2017

Margaret Petersen and East Chapel Hill High grad John Wolf met while attending UNC School of Law, but they bonded over their love for their dogs, Beretta and Wendell. Under the pretext of celebrating their move into a new home together, the couple went to dinner at the Angus Barn […]

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Wedding: Carmody & Barthalow

By Lauren Wilkinson | October 11, 2017

UNC and UNC School of Law graduate Meghan Carmody met now-husband Matthew Barthalow at their intellectual property boutique law firm in Alexandria, Virginia. They casually dated for a month or so, but decided the timing wasn’t right and just remained friends for years. When she became single again, he asked […]

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Wedding: Sternbach & Elkins

By Tia Nanjappan | October 2, 2017

Chapel Hill natives Emily Sternbach and Alexander Elkins met at East Chapel Hill High School in math class. Despite Alex transferring to Chapel Hill High School for his last two years, the two remained good friends. They reconnected during a college summer break in 2006 and started dating. Ten years […]

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Wedding: Keaton Brewer & Kate Felt

By Olivia Cohen | September 26, 2017

Keaton Brewer and Kate Felt first connected while working in Chapel Hill in 2013. After three happy years together, Keaton was ready to pop the question. He proposed on the 50-yard line at Kenan Memorial Stadium with “Kate, will you marry me?” displayed across the jumbotron. To make the surprise […]

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Engaged: Greg Frazer & Heba Salama

By Olivia Cohen | July 7, 2017

After meeting on eHarmony in the fall of 2015, Chapel Hill High School and NC State grad Heba Salama and Ontario native Greg Frazer went on their first date at Glasshalfull. It wasn’t long until the couple started adventuring across the U.S. and Canada to destinations as far as Hawaii […]

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From Summer Camp Smitten, To High School Sweethearts To Newlyweds

By Lauren Farrington | May 26, 2017

Paige Horvath and Chris Putt met as children at YMCA Camp Clearwater, began dating in high school – Chris attended East Chapel Hill High and Paige attended Chapel Hill High – and suddenly, one day together became seven years. After Paige graduated from UNC-Greensboro and Chris from UNC-Charlotte, they moved […]

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This Couple Kept Their Franklin Street Celebration Full of Surprises

By Courtney Dennis | May 26, 2017

A freshman year birthday party at UNC-Greensboro facilitated a fast friendship for Chapel Hill native Alicia Lanham and Ronald Sisco II of Boston and eight years later, it would result in a marriage. After their graduation, the couple moved to Chapel Hill where Alicia would attend and graduate from Watts […]

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Tar Heel Born, Bred and Wed

By Paige Connelly | May 23, 2017

Katie Stanford and Kent Torell met at Chapel Hill High, after Kent brought Katie her homework everyday while she was out of class due to a horseback-riding accident. Eight years later, Kent popped the question over a casual sushi lunch, where the waitress interrupted the proposal – accidentally – to […]

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A Match Made on the Kickball Court

By Laura Zolman Kirk | April 16, 2017

Dylan Stroupe, who attended Northwood High School in Pittsboro, and Crystal Stanford, who attended Chapel Hill High School, grew up just a few miles apart. But despite that, and having both attended UNC for undergrad, Dylan and Crystal’s paths didn’t cross until Dylan was a newbie on Crystal’s recreational kickball […]

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