Summer Lovin'

East Chapel Hill High graduate Joey Hawkins met UNC alumna Christie Pennell while working in the after-school program at the YMCA.

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Photography By Michelle Lyerly

Pilewski & Sayre

Since so much of their life revolved around Chapel Hill, Kate and Alex wanted their wedding to be as local as possible. more »

Oct 29, 2014 8:36 PM Weddings

Photography by Tammy Leathem

Long & Fried

An online meeting blossomed into romance offline for Chapel Hill native Jennifer Long and Eric Fried. more »

Oct 29, 2014 8:19 PM Weddings

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Rain or Shine

Though Kathryn Pegg, an East Chapel Hill High alumna, and David Nussman were friends throughout college at N.C. State, they didn’t start dating until senior year. more »

Sep 10, 2014 2:08 PM Weddings


'The Best Day Ever'

It started with a ring. Mike Anna met Morgan McManus at the University of Georgia; after graduation he moved to New York City while she headed to Atlanta, but the two stayed in touch. more »

Sep 10, 2014 2:43 PM Weddings

Photography by Heba Salama

Brown Eyed and Carolina Blue

When Elizabeth Costa met Will Robinson in 2004, they bonded over their fondness for Fridays on the Front Porch at The Carolina Inn and Tar Heel sports. more »

Aug 12, 2014 10:14 AM Weddings

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Chapel Hill native Elizabeth “Bitsy” Kopp was studying abroad in France when her twin sister Kappie Kopp met Robert Tyler Brown. more »

Aug 11, 2014 5:00 PM Weddings

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Feels Like Home

Kristen Bishop, a Chapel Hill High alumna, met Matthew Day in December 2010 when she went with friends to a game night at his house. more »

Aug 12, 2014 11:16 AM Weddings

Photography by Marvin Castillo

Head Over Heels

Sterling Smith, an East Chapel Hill High alumna, met Keegan Mueller through mutual friends while attending UNC. more »

Aug 12, 2014 11:41 AM Weddings

Rocky Mountain High

Chapel Hill native Michael Potter and Jennifer Fraser tied the knot at Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa near Winter Park, Colorado. more »

Aug 13, 2014 4:54 PM Weddings

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Love Demonstrated

Garrett Hall and Zach Howell, who began dating their senior year at UNC, hope that their wedding can be a step toward reaching equality in North Carolina. more »

Jan 10, 2014 4:27 PM Weddings


Easy Like Sunday Morning

Dave Moore and Rebecca Lorenz, who got engaged on a lazy Sunday morning in their pajamas, said their vows in a beautiful Fearrington Village wedding. more »

Jan 2, 2014 4:25 PM Weddings


Happiest of Housewarmings

When Kristin Oguntoyinbo and Pat Mallett combined families and began living together, their housewarming party turned into a big surprise for their guests. more »

Jan 2, 2014 3:57 PM Weddings

Heart of the City

After a Central Park proposal, Becky Nielsen and Adam Boyle tied the knot at the historic Carolina Inn. more »

Oct 9, 2013 8:49 AM Weddings

Be Mine

Virginia Crumpler wasn't a fan of Valentine's Day, but her boyfriend, Bart Fox, intended on changing that. more »

Jun 3, 2013 2:09 PM Weddings

Mad About You

For John Gualtieri and Ericka Lewis, the third round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament – despite a Tar Heel loss – was a very "sweet" 16, indeed. more »

Mar 26, 2013 2:21 PM Weddings

An Intimate Affair

Mark Graves and Christy Bray said their vows in a small garden ceremony at Chapel Hill Country Club, where they met two years earlier. more »

Jan 8, 2013 12:56 PM Weddings

Rustic Charm

After Brittany Holland and Trai Strowd tied the knot at The Fair Barn in Pinehurst, the newlyweds rode off on a vintage 1927 firetruck belonging to the Southern Pines Fire Department. more »

Dec 4, 2012 4:15 PM Weddings

Sweet Serendipity

Although their mothers were swim partners at UNC's Bowman Gray indoor pool in 1972, JoAnna Shoaf and Seth Pomerantz -- who attended Chapel Hill High and East Chapel Hill High, respectively -- ultimately met through eHarmony. more »

Dec 4, 2012 3:51 PM Weddings

Hometown Glory

Samantha Poer and Ryan Kemper met at McDougle Middle and carpooled to Chapel Hill High, but there was no romantic spark until after they moved home from college. more »

Sep 24, 2012 1:57 PM Weddings

From UNC to NYC

When Thomas Porter suggested going up to the rooftop garden at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Kasey Gore had no idea the surprise he had in store for her. more »

Jun 8, 2012 12:16 PM Weddings

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Buck & Walters

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Chapel Hill natives Emily Buck and Josh Walters met while attending East Chapel Hill High School and were friends for nearly 15 years before they decided to date. After a day of sightseeing on a family trip to London for the holidays, they returned to their hotel for a tradition they'd had since beginning to date: exchanging ornaments each Christmas. This time, Josh's ornament to Emily had a special message - his proposal. She said yes, and he gave her an arrangement of calla lilies, her favorite, with a note that read: "To the future Mrs. Emily Walters; I can't wait to annoy you for the rest of my life." Afterwards Emily and Josh were joined by more than 40 family members and friends for a champagne toast and a hearty dinner. The couple plans to wed at Rock Quarry Farm. Members of the wedding party will include Sarah Casey, Amy Buck, Katie Porterfield, Meredith Rutala, Susan Gross, Erin Oropeza, Mike Walters, Andrew Collicutt, Nick Gallo, Graham Terhune, Wes Heymann, Paul Casey, Dustin Gross and Riley Casey. Emily works for Purple Puddle and Puddle Baby Boutique, and Josh is the assistant general manager of Aloft Chapel Hill. The couple resides in Chapel Hill with their chocolate Lab, Biscuit.