Engagements & Weddings

The Wedding Guide: From Engaged to ‘I Do’

By Durham Magazine | January 10, 2018

So, you’re engaged! You are bursting with jubilation, love and a whirlwind of emotions as you imagine your life and future. You eagerly begin Googling wedding venues and create a “Dream Wedding” board on Pinterest. And that’s when this other, unwelcomed feeling emerges. It lingers somewhere between slightly overwhelmed and […]

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Music to Her Ears

By Durham Magazine | August 20, 2017

Wedding Date September 23, 2017 Neighborhood American Village Occupations Julie is a senior UX designer for Oracle + Bronto. Chris (a Jordan High grad) is a project manager with QuintilesIMS. Crossed Paths Chris and Julie met briefly at Motorco and then at Fullsteam in summer 2015, bonding over a conversation […]

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Love and Baseball

By Durham Magazine | August 17, 2017

Date April 29, 2017 Neighborhood Chancellor’s Ridge in southwest Durham Occupations Kate is a lower school teacher at The Hill Center, and Marty works at Eli Global. Crossed Paths Kate, who grew up in Hope Valley and graduated from Jordan High, and Marty, from Ames, Iowa, met through mutual friends […]

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From Long-Distance to Life in Durham

By Durham Magazine | March 7, 2017

Chloe Rockow and Xander Madsen adore this city, whether they are grabbing a beer at Motorco, sipping coffee at Cocoa Cinnamon or taking their Corgi, Fionna, to the Piney Wood Dog Park. Yet they’ve spent most of their three-year relationship apart, with Chloe working in politics from Washington, D.C., Minnesota […]

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For This Pair of Teachers, Love is an Easy Lesson

By Durham Magazine | March 7, 2017

Ella Bess Bumgarner and Durham native George Marshall met through Teach for America while working on Henderson Collegiate Middle School’s fourth grade team in Henderson, N.C. “It was our shared love of teaching that brought us together and continues to play a large role in our lives,” Ella Bess says. […]

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A League of Their Own: Durham Couple Weds in Ballpark

By Durham Magazine | March 4, 2017

Jennifer Covington and Austin Emory both grew up in Durham; Jenny graduated from Durham School of the Arts and Austin, Riverside High. They recall attending the same summer camp, Ventures, but don’t remember meeting until mutual friends brought them together during college (Jenny was at St. Mary’s College of Maryland […]

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Durhamite and Duke Grad Become a Doctoral Duo

By Durham Magazine | January 19, 2017

Durham native Anna Jaffe knew she was headed to the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; what she did not anticipate was meeting and falling in love with fellow classmate and Duke graduate Brandon Ruderman. Three years later, she was surprised again when she found a note from […]

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Saying ‘I Do,’ Durham Style

By Durham Magazine | January 7, 2017

My mother founded Southern Bride & Groom magazine 30 years ago, when I was a toddler, so I grew up surrounded by weddings. Yet this early exposure did not leave me fantasizing about my own walk down the aisle. Maybe that is because the “elegant” weddings of that era were […]

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A Match Made in the Carolinas

By Durham Magazine | January 2, 2017

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 […]

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Hometown Couple Celebrates Big, Beautiful Greek Wedding

By Durham Magazine | December 24, 2016

Irene Pappas and Ben Rudnick have crossed paths all their lives; the two were born – by chance – in the same Boston hospital, and after their families moved to Durham (at different times), both graduated from Durham Academy. But it wasn’t until they had each moved to New York […]

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