Chapel Hill natives Emily Sternbach and Alexander Elkins met at East Chapel Hill High School in math class. Despite Alex transferring to Chapel Hill High School for his last two years, the two remained good friends. They reconnected during a college summer break in 2006 and started dating. Ten years later, Alex proposed on a ski trip.
Alex and Emily were married in April 2017 at The Barn at Lloyd’s Dairy. During the ceremony, it started raining as the wedding party headed down the aisle, but the sun came out just as the bride walked out to the music played by Big Fat Gap. Dressed in a veil she crafted herself out of lace that her mother had once made, Emily also had one of her mother’s scarves and her rings tied around her bouquet.
A guest list of 300 people meant that the couple was surrounded by a lot of loved ones, including their parents, Daniel Sternbach, Susan and Rob Reda and Ted and Debra Elkins and a wedding party full of locals. They had magician Joshua Lozoff entertain all during the lively cocktail party. The evening wrapped up with shot glasses of milk – appropriate given the venue’s former life as a dairy farm – paired with cookies, plus bags of Dusty Donuts mini donuts.
Emily and Alex live in Denver with their pup, Crockett.
Photography by Hooman Vesic, Vesic Photography