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Wedding: Carmody & Barthalow

UNC graduate Meghan Carmody and her groom Matthew Barthalow exchanged vows in traditional Tar Heel fashion, outside at The Carolina Inn

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UNC and UNC School of Law graduate Meghan Carmody met now-husband Matthew Barthalow at their intellectual property boutique law firm in Alexandria, Virginia. They casually dated for a month or so, but decided the timing wasn’t right and just remained friends for years. When she became single again, he asked her on a date like he’d promised and they’ve been together ever since.

Matt whisked Meghan away for a weekend to go to a bed-and- breakfast in Maryland, where they listened to live piano music, drank cocktails and were treated to a seven-course dinner for two. After dinner, he proposed in private with roses, chocolates and Champagne. Matt and Meghan spent the rest of the night calling family and friends to share the news of their engagement.

For their rehearsal dinner, Meghan’s family gave the couple a surprise gift – a performance by the UNC Clef Hangers complete with “Carolina in My Mind.” The Carolina blue skies proved to be wonderful for the couple’s October wedding ceremony outside at The Carolina Inn. Meghan’s parents, Jody Jarowey and Chris Deschene – who both walked her down the aisle – and Matt’s parents, Dolores and Michael Barthalow, all attended the wedding, along with family from all over the country. Meghan said she was walking on air all day and was so happy to share a place that is so special in her heart with Matt on their big day.

Meghan and Matt went on their honeymoon this past May to Ireland.


Photography by Kristin Prelipp