Wedding: Jackson Cox & Margaret Moriarty

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UNC grad Jackson Cox and Margaret Moriarty met on their first date at The Pit in 2014 where they bonded over their love of barbecue and hot sauce. On their second date, they went on a hike in Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough where Maggie met his dog, Bolin – and they’ve all been inseparable since.

After they closed on their house in Chapel Hill, the couple celebrated by making a trip to Asheville with Maggie’s family that would soon become even more special once Jackson asked Maggie for her hand in marriage at the Vance Memorial.

They were married on October 21, 2017, at the Horace Williams House just a mile from their new home. Maggie and Jackson wrote their own vows that incorporated their love of Bolin, Sunday homemade pizza dinners and of course, each other.

The night was made even more special by involving many personal friends and Chapel Hill vendors, including Fire Watch BBQ, Dingo Dog Brewery, and Courtney, Amy and Cinnamon of Syd’s Hair Shop. The couple was especially delighted to have Skinny Bag of Sugar, frequent performers at 2nd Wind, play at the wedding. Later at the reception, parents Michael and Regina Moriarty and Jack and Micki Cox watched as Maggie’s sister, Fiona, gave a maid of honor speech that brought down the house.

The couple resides in Chapel Hill with Bolin and their new puppy, Rosie.

Photography by Sarah Warden

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Mattias Miller

Mattias Miller is an editorial intern at Chapel Hill Magazine. He is currently a freshmen at UNC Chapel Hill studying media and journalism.
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