Engagements & Weddings

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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Good Fellow

By Katie Schanze | November 13, 2015

When Chapel Hill native Alexandra Hearsey, a Durham Academy grad, met Carrboro-raised Andrew Barker, a Carolina Friends School grad, she didn’t know he was the man she would one day say “I do” to. After four years of friendship and three years of dating, the couple had dinner at 411 West before heading to their favorite bar, Goodfellas, for […]

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Happy Hour

By Peter Rathmell | November 3, 2015

Coffee dates are so last year. When Chapel Hill native Cameron Bowe asked Marylander Katie Thompson out for coffee, she politely offered up a more exciting option: cocktails at The Crunkleton. After a year and a half of dating, Katie spent a girls’ weekend in Boston, while Cameron was supposedly […]

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Can I Have This Dance?

By Kayla Anderson | September 16, 2015

Not long after moving to Carrboro in late 2009, New Orleans native Katherine Richards began climbing at the Chapel Hill Community Center. Soon, her friend (and future groomsman) Paul Alabanza introduced her to fellow climber Mauro Calabrese. A post-climb brunch at Foster’s Market (now The Root Cellar) was the beginning of their friendship. Pals from the climbing wall offered […]

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Sweet Tooth

By Dree Deacon | July 22, 2015

How many couples can say a root canal brought them together? Nathan White, a fourth-year dental student at UNC, was starting a root canal surgery when he needed assistance from Annie Chu, a first- year dental hygiene student. Annie quickly caught his attention, and she immediately noticed his checkerboard Vans. A year later, […]

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Boot Scootin’ Boogie

By Stephanie Randall | May 8, 2015

Jessica Hayes and Luke Blitchington instantly clicked upon meeting at a Brooks & Dunn concert in June 2010. After a few years of dating, Luke surprised Jessica by proposing on a weekend trip to Asheville. The couple got married at The Carolina Inn. There was not a dry eye at the ceremony, and there […]

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