Katie Pope and Jackie Carter met at Aveda Institute Chapel Hill 12 years ago when Katie was in school to become an aesthetician and Jackie a hairdresser. Jackie, who grew up in the Raleigh area, and Katie, who moved to North Carolina as a teenager, are both alumni of North Carolina State University and were friends for a long time before starting to date a few years ago.
Jackie had planned a surprise proposal in Wilmington, North Carolina, for Mother’s Day weekend in 2020 with all of their family, but the pandemic put a halt to the big plans. Jackie says, “The day was still as special and wonderful as it was meant to be” thanks to a friend who offered up her beach house and having Katie’s son there.
On Feb. 27, 2021, Katie, Jackie and their immediate family enjoyed a small and intimate ceremony at The Colonial Inn followed by cake and dinner at Nomad. Jackie made Katie’s bouquet, and Katie’s friends did her hair and makeup to add some personal touches. Jackie says, “Our day couldn’t have been more perfect.”
The couple lives in Hillsborough and runs The Hair Garage and Facial Tune Up, operating out of Salon Lofts in Chapel Hill. They look forward to a large ceremony in Mexico in February 2022 with all of their friends and family.