Home Life Engagements and Weddings Christmas Comes Early For One Chapel Hill Couple

Christmas Comes Early For One Chapel Hill Couple

Bright yellow sunflowers were the backdrop against which the Sparrows said "I do"

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UNC alumna Hallie Sanchez met Chapel Hill native and East Chapel Hill High grad Daniel Sparrow when she started working at Millennium Sports Club in Durham. The pair eventually started hanging out after work before they started dating.

Photo by Alex Krohn
Photo by Alex Krohn

Dan proposed in December 2014 after Hallie gave him his Christmas presents early. He apologized for not getting her much, but then pulled out a ring and asked Hallie to be his wife. “It was perfect because we both are homebodies,” Hallie says. “I would have known something was up right away if he said we had reservations at a restaurant.”

Langtree Plantation in Mooresville, North Hill Carolina, made for a beautiful backdrop to the wedding on May 14, 2016. The couple tied the knot on a beautiful, sunny day joined by maid of honor Holli McClendon and best man Sam Passantino. Bouquets of bright yellow sunflowers popped against the lush green grass and family members from near and far filled the rows. One of Hallie’s middle school friends was even the ordained minister.

The couple now resides in Charlotte, with their dog, Link. Hallie works as an RN at Carolinas Medical Center in the neurosurgical ICU and Dan works at Red Ventures.

Photo by Alex Krohn
Photo by Alex Krohn
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Rachel Greene is a rising junior at UNC Chapel Hill, studying photojournalism. You can find her at WXYC, UNC's student-run radio station, or at Cocoa Cinnamon, sipping a Moctezuma.