Engagements & Weddings

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 Chapel Hill Mag Intern | 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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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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