David Hamilton and Jennifer Gallagher were destined to fall in love … if mutual friend Katherine Calhoun Leib had anything to do with it. But after Katherine’s attempt to seat the two together at her own wedding failed, Jennifer took matters into her own hands and contacted David herself. Soon, the couple found themselves alternating the drive down I-85 between North Carolina and South Carolina, where David was living at the time. A year later, “David and his cats came to their senses and moved to the Tar Heel state,” Jennifer says.
After five years of dating, the couple got engaged at a winery in Napa Valley. David had picked out Jennifer’s “perfect” ring after Katherine again had stepped in to rescue him from accidentally purchasing a princess cut at Diamonds Direct, rather than the round, brilliant cut in a princess setting that Jennifer actually preferred.
Jennifer, a clinical research coordinator focusing on breast cancer at Duke, and David, director of earned media at Burkhead Brand Group in Raleigh, are planning an August 2017 wedding in Charleston, S.C. Fittingly, Katherine will be acting as matron of honor.