A Happily Ever After, Come Rain or Shine

A Happily Ever After, Come Rain or Shine

From a civics class at Chapel Hill High School to a barn ceremony complete with a visit from Rameses himself – it's the ultimate Carolina love story...

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All photos by Grace Hill Photography

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 to propose there. In August 2014, they were walking on the beach with Kathryn’s brother, John Small, and soon-to-be bridesmaid Michaela Henry when Tarron got down on one knee just as it started to rain.

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All photos by Grace Hill Photography

The day of the wedding brought a different kind of weather: clear skies and 85 degrees. Friends and family – including Tarron’s parents, Steve and Lisa Robinson, best man Denzel Robinson and Kathryn’s mother, Elva Small – gathered at a beautiful home overlooking a pond. Though the day was bittersweet because Kathryn’s father passed away the previous year, one of her favorite moments was when her brother stepped in for the father-daughter dance. Thanks to the help of her mom and a family friend, Kathryn planned nearly every detail herself, and it all came together beautifully. Some of their favorite details were the barn doors framing the ceremony location and surprising guests like Morgan Taylor, Shauna Turner, Kiaya Robinson and Jack Gallagher with a visit from Rameses at the reception.

Kathryn is a nurse, and Tarron sells insurance at the Seagroves Agency in Chapel Hill. The couple plans to reside in Mebane.

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Editorial intern Lily Stephens is a Georgia native studying journalism and studio art at UNC-Chapel Hill. When she isn’t writing or painting, she can usually be found wishfully browsing pet adoption sites in search of her first Dachshund puppy.