Engagements & Weddings

Couple With Wanderlust Checks Off a Trip to the Altar

By Laura Zolman Kirk | October 18, 2016

UNC grad Helen Mitchell first met Antonio Nester at Cocoa Cinnamon in downtown Durham on a Sunday afternoon in August 2013. “We sat outside on the picnic tables and talked for at least three hours before we realized we had both gotten sunburned,” Helen says. The two started dating later […]

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Nuptials on Halloween Night Celebrated by Couple and Costume-Adorned Guests

By Martha Upton | July 19, 2016

For Chapel Hill-bred Ali Halperin, meeting Bryan O’Leary in Atlantic City in 2010 was a stroke of luck. Having been convinced by mutual friends to visit the casinos, the two spent the evening attempting to impress one another – Bryan with his “so-called gambling skills” and Ali with the “Cupid […]

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A Black-Tie Affair Set Against the Backdrop of the Biltmore

By Caroline Roessler | June 27, 2016

William Dawson III has roots in Greenville and Greensboro, while Heidi Werner is a New York native. The pair met on Christianmingle.com in October of 2013. William decided to surprise Heidi and pop the question at the site of their first date, Oakleaf in Pittsboro. Unbeknownst to Heidi, William had […]

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Rocky Mountain High

By Julia Baker | June 14, 2016

Chapel Hill native Liz Coleman and ECU alumnus Rob Jordan first crossed paths three years ago in Colorado. A few years into dating, the pair traveled to Barcelona for Liz’s spring break. They planned to visit the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc in anticipation of a spectacular light and music display and arrived only to find it was not […]

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Deer-Ly Beloved: A True Chapel Hill Love Story

By Nikki Murdoch | May 18, 2016

UNC grad Samantha Moore was coaching the C.W. Stanford Middle School cheerleading squad at an away basketball game when a cute fan caught her eye. The good-looking guy in the bleachers turned out to be Orange County native Parker Cannady, who asked Samantha out on a date shortly after she […]

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A Happily Ever After, Come Rain or Shine

By Lily Stephens | April 22, 2016

Kathryn Small and Tarron Robinson first met in civics class during their sophomore year at Chapel Hill High School, but didn’t start dating until college. Wrightsville Beach became a special place when Kathryn attended ECU and Tarron played baseball at UNC, so it was only fitting that Tarron would choose […]

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Slow & Steady Wins the Race (to the Altar)

By Lily Stephens | February 8, 2016

Becky Johnson and Eoin McDonnell both ran track at Chapel Hill High, but they mostly stayed in their own lanes. It wasn’t until Eoin moved back to Chapel Hill after graduating from Virginia Tech and Becky was a junior at UNC that they finally hit it off and began dating. […]

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Born, Bred and Wed in Chapel Hill

By Kayla Anderson | February 4, 2016

Born and bred in Chapel Hill, Kelly McSwain couldn’t stay away from the place she called home for so many years. Not long after moving back in 2010, Kelly reunited with best friend Ericka Gualtieri for drinks at La Residence and was introduced to Pittsboro native Zeke Taylor. The pair […]

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The Perfect Pair

By Kayla Anderson | January 22, 2016

Ali Gerakaris and Brian Evans first met while attending Appalachian State University. The pair worked together at a local restaurant for several years before realizing they were meant to be more than friends. After graduation, Ali and Brian parted ways, but after only a few short months apart, Brian followed […]

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Top 9 Reasons to Get Married in Chapel Hill

By Chapel Hill Magazine | January 11, 2016

Find the best bridal tips and tricks in the January-February 2016 issue of Chapel Hill Magazine. 1. It’s adaptable Whether you want 
a traditional church wedding, a down-home pig pickin’ on a farm or a swanky affair 
at The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill fits the bill. 2. It’s affordable When […]

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