Good Fellow

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Photography by Krystal Kast //
Photography by Krystal Kast //

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 a drink. Alex was surprised to find the bar filled with candles, flowers and large pictures of the two of them. As the DJ played one of their favorite songs, “November Blue” by The Avett Brothers, Andrew got down on one knee and proposed.

After a rehearsal dinner at the Rigmor House, Alex’s longtime wedding dream came true when the couple married in an intimate and emotional ceremony at Fearrington Village, a place she lived for the first few years of her life and one that is close to her heart. The ceremony also included a special, traditional moment of silence in honor of Andrew’s Quaker background.

Afterward, they celebrated with family and friends at The Barn at Fearrington, dancing late into the night. A little rain didn’t put a damper on the occasion. The special day ended with Kobe sliders, truffle fries and milkshakes, followed by a sparkler exit for the couple.

Andrew is currently working as a technical recruiter, and Alex is a special education teacher for the Wake County Public School System. They reside in Durham.

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Katie Schanze

Katie Schanze is an intern for Chapel Hill Magazine. Born and raised in Durham, she attended Appalachian State for her B.A. in English and is now working on her master’s at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She’s traveled to 28 states and six countries, and is always on a mission to add to the count. She currently lives in Carrboro with her dog, Rudi. A self-described chocaholic, on weekend mornings you’ll probably find her at Cocoa Cinnamon in Durham.

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