Ali Gerakaris and Brian Evans first met while attending Appalachian State University. The pair worked together at a local restaurant for several years before realizing they were meant to be more than friends. After graduation, Ali and Brian parted ways, but after only a few short months apart, Brian followed his heart to Chapel Hill. Fast-forward to December 2013, when Brian surprised Ali with the best Christmas gift she could possibly imagine. He popped the question in their driveway in the pouring rain. “It was so sweet and simple and personal,” says Ali.
Although the wedding day had a few mishaps, including a bridesmaid dress mix-up, the happy couple agreed that after months of planning and years of falling in love, nothing else mattered the moment they saw each other at the altar. Christ United Methodist Church played host to the wedding with a reception following at The Great Room at Top of the Hill. Guests including locals like matron of honor Melissa Brackett Sumner and bridesmaid Kasey Blitchington enjoyed sweet treats by The KupKake Fairy.
The couple recently purchased their first home in Mebane in close proximity to Chapel Hill.