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Howard & Mitchell
Photo by JAM Photography
The first time Kyle Mitchell met Chanell Howard, he was sitting in her chair at J Roberts Salon in Durham getting a haircut. Eleven years and many dates later, Kyle proposed at the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge off the coast of Hilton Head Island. Chanell grew up going to the beach there, and he knew it would be a special place for her to get engaged. The couple will tie the knot at the Chapel of the Cross on June 28, 2014. Chanell, a Jordan High graduate and the daughter of Nancy Howard and Maj. Harvey E. Howard Jr., USMC Ret., of Norfolk, Va., is a hair stylist at Citrine Salon in East 54. Kyle, the son of Tommy and Marty Mitchell of Chapel Hill, went to East Chapel Hill High and now runs Mitchell Restorations, which specializes in antique restoration, artwork repair and faux finishes. They live in Chapel Hill with their dog, Lyla.
Pilewski & Sayre
Photo by Michelle Lyerly Photography
Kate Pilewski and Alex Sayre met at a mutual friend’s wedding in which they were both members of the wedding party. Although their paths crossed multiple times, as Kate attended the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and Alex worked in downtown Chapel Hill, they didn’t reconnect until a few years later. Their first date was at Kitchen, but their engagement took place far outside town limits. While on a skiing trip in Salt Lake City, Utah, the couple went for a hike (on a trail that was fittingly named Memory Park) and at the top of the mountain, Alex got down on one knee. The couple will host their rehearsal dinner at The Carolina Inn, and their wedding will take place May 17, 2014, at the Haw River Ballroom. Wedding party members from Orange County include Breana Lai, Scott Beck, Jay Linke, Wes Heymann and Taylor Woodson. Kate, the daughter of Joe and Janet Pilewski of Lake Hopatcong, N.J., and Alex, the son of Jack and Martha Sayre of Chapel Hill, will live with their two boxers, Lola and Cooper, in Chapel Hill. Kate works as a dietitian at Duke University, and Alex owns and operates the locally-based Argyle Building Company.
Jelley & McCauley
Photo by Alli Quattlebaum
Megan Jelley and Brent McCauley, who met at the University of South Carolina, knew they wanted to marry each other. In fact, Brent had jokingly asked, “How about I propose now?” on several serious occasions. One Friday night, they went with friends to see a fireworks show. During the grand finale, Brent got down on one knee in the bleachers and proposed to Megan. Her response: “Are you serious?” He said, “I’ve never joked with a ring,” and pulled a small box out of his pocket. Megan, the daughter of David and Colleen Jelley of Carrboro, and Brent, the son of Howard and Beth McCauley of St. Joseph, Mo., will tie the knot on May 23, 2014 at the rustic Balducci Vineyards in Augusta, Mo., with a reception following. Katie Bradshaw of Chapel Hill will be a member of the wedding party. The couple lives in Columbia, Mo., where they both work for the University of Missouri.