Engagements & Weddings

From Posing to Proposing

By Chapel Hill Magazine | March 27, 2017

UNC grad Lori Burgwyn and Ivan Hernandez first met through an online dating website. Ivan, who is currently active duty military in the Army, had sent Lori, owner of Franklin Street Yoga Center, a message that yoga had helped him to deal with his PTSD after his four deployments to […]

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Something Borrowed, Something (Carolina) Blue: 5 Wedding Ideas to Steal

By Jessica Stringer | February 28, 2017

“Doug and I both knew that we wanted cupcakes right away – we didn’t even have to talk about it! We both prefer the frosting-to-cake ratio of cupcakes, and it offered guests more options for flavors. [Our selection included] spice with vanilla buttercream, chocolate with chocolate buttercream and almond with […]

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A Rekindled Romance Leads To A Proposal By the Haw River

By Chapel Hill Magazine | February 14, 2017

Chapel Hill natives Carly Yusiewicz and Greg Sronce met through mutual marching band friends at Chapel Hill High School. They also went to prom together their junior year – only with different dates! When Carly was a senior at UNC and Greg had graduated from Appalachian State, the couple reconnected. […]

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Crossing One Finish Line Led to a Lifelong Journey

By Lauren Moody | January 7, 2017

Chapel Hill native and East Chapel Hill High grad Sara Yusko first crossed paths with John Madden while studying abroad in college. The Notre Dame students began dating after graduation in 2013 and their relationship went the distance as Sara worked to obtain her nursing degree from Duke and John […]

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After Meeting Through UNC Soccer, They Call Each Other “Keepers”

By Robin O'Luanaigh | January 3, 2017

Grant Porter and Chapel Hill High School grad Hanna Root first met in 2013 at a UNC men’s soccer alumni event at The Crunkleton. Hanna tagged along with her brother, Chipper, a former player for the UNC men’s soccer team, and Grant was the varsity team’s assistant coach. Hanna thought […]

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A Viral Proposal Leads to Vows

By Matt Couch | December 25, 2016

Chapel Hill native Scott Anderson met Caroline Blair of Trinity, N.C., in 2011 and the couple soon began to date. At his family’s Christmas party in 2014, Scott enlisted the help of his brother (and future best man) Will Anderson to pull off the proposal. Will gathered the Blair and […]

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Tar Heel Couple Ties the Knot In A Homegrown Wedding

By Melina Casados | December 7, 2016

Angelica Lieth and Ty Fenton don’t remember when they first met. In their defense, they were about 10 years old, and it was probably during one of Ty’s playdates with Angelica’s brother. It wasn’t until 2014, when both were studying at UNC, that they met again at a PlayMakers Repertory […]

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Christmas Comes Early For One Chapel Hill Couple

By Rachel Greene | November 20, 2016

UNC alumna Hallie Sanchez met Chapel Hill native and East Chapel Hill High grad Daniel Sparrow when she started working at Millennium Sports Club in Durham. The pair eventually started hanging out after work before they started dating. Dan proposed in December 2014 after Hallie gave him his Christmas presents […]

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How Hearts Full of Love Led to An Empty Gas Tank

By Tatiana Quiroga | November 13, 2016

Irving ‘Sears’ Driscoll III and Chapel Hill native Dorothy Hutchison met on a blind date set up by one of Dorothy’s best friends and future bridesmaid, Anna Brantley, in 2014. One date turned into two and then three as the pair became inseparable. On the day after Thanksgiving, Dorothy was […]

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Starting a Sweet Life Together with a Candy Cane on Christmas

By Nikki Murdoch | October 26, 2016

La Residence has always been a big part of Chapel Hill native Elliott Neal’s life; his parents, Moreton and Bill Neal, opened the restaurant together in 1976. It took on an even greater significance when he met the love of his life – then UNC student CC Glenn – while […]

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