High School Sweethearts Host a Summer Wedding at a Sky-High Venue

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Grace Dolfi and John Wolf began dating their senior year at East Chapel Hill High School in 2009 and tied the knot on Aug. 28, 2021

Grace Dolfi and John Wolf wedding

By Morgan Chapman | Photography by Story & Rhythm

Chapel Hill natives Grace Dolfi and John Wolf’s love story began while attending East Chapel Hill High School. The couple has been together for 13 years, since their senior year in 2009. After graduating, John went to North Carolina Wesleyan College while Grace attended the University of Iowa, returning to town for graduate school at UNC

Since Grace and John love seeing Christmas lights, they plan a trip to do this every year. In December 2018, they visited Murrells Inlet in South Carolina. While they were walking around the garden, John asked a couple to take a picture of them in front of Spanish moss and dangling lights. Instantly, John turned to Grace, expressing his love and support, and popped the question. “Everyone at the garden’s light show began clapping and cheering,” Grace says. 

Grace Dolfi and John Wolf wedding ceremony

On Aug. 28, 2021, Grace and John said their vows at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, followed by a reception at The Cannon Room. With a bourbon tasting bar and Brian from Story & Rhythm behind the DJ booth, the couple danced the night away with John’s parents, Patricia Bryan and Thomas Wolf, Grace’s parents, Karen Dolfi and Ralph Dolfi, and the wedding party, including maid of honor Rachel Dolfi, bridesmaid Jordan Caswell Dolfi, groomsmen Madison Barnett, Bennett Wilder, Jairus Dolfi, and co-best men Michael Wolf and David Wolf

The couple lives in Raleigh, where Grace works as a licensed mental health and substance use counselor and is the senior principal consultant for RI International. John is currently attending graduate school at Johns Hopkins University. 


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