Engagements & Weddings


Keeping It Low-Key

By Durham Magazine Intern | July 8, 2020

One day while the couple was doing chores in their apartment, Henry popped the question. McKenzie thought it was a joke until she turned around

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Chelsea Whitfield and Roy Hawkins

Popping the Big Question? This Is How You ‘I Do’ It

By Durham Magazine Intern | May 28, 2020

While on a cruise for a family vacation, Roy Hawkins asked the big question during a photo session before dinner – Chelsea was completely surprised

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Eat Your Heart Out: A Very Durham Wedding

By Julia Baker | October 18, 2018

Date July 1, 2018 Neighborhood Tuscaloosa-Lakewood Occupations Raina is the salon coordinator and product facilitator at Union Hair Studio, and Tracy is the owner/manager of Hutchins Garage.  Crossed Paths While grabbing a drink at Bull McCabes, Tracy’s friend Gee Barger (who would become their wedding officiant) and Raina’s friend Laura […]

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The Inside Scoop

By Durham Magazine | June 28, 2018

Wedding Date June 30, 2018 Occupations Allison is an academic assistant at Duke Law School and Dave works at IQVIA (formerly Quintiles). Crossed Paths Allison and Dave met online in July 2016. For their first date, they had dinner at Shiki Sushi, and have been together ever since. The Proposal Dave’s first text message […]

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Finders Keepers

By Durham Magazine | May 28, 2018

Alexander Richani & Julianna Somers Wedding Date June 10, 2018 Occupations Juli is the assistant manager at The Cookery, and Alex is a financial professional at TIAA Financial Services. Crossed Paths Juli and Alex first met in an honors English class their senior year at Jordan High School but parted […]

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Eat, Drink and Be Married

By Durham Magazine | May 14, 2018

Date September 2, 2017 Neighborhood Hope Valley Farms North Occupations Murray is the chef de cuisine and Lauren is the banquet events sous chef at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Crossed Paths Lauren, a line cook, and Murray, who was still chef de cuisine at the time, met […]

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Skydiving Couple Embarks on New Adventure Together

By Durham Magazine | January 26, 2018

Photo by Elijah Nacita with Morgan Scott Films Caitlin Thomas & Tyler Singleton Wedding Date April 27, 2019 Occupations A UNC-Chapel Hill dental school graduate, Caitlin now works for Tar Heel Family Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Tyler, a native of Newland, N.C., lived in South America to manage a diamond […]

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A Match Made on the Bocce Court

By Durham Magazine | January 20, 2018

Photography by All Bliss Photography Date October 15, 2016 Neighborhood Duke Forest Korstian Division Occupations Both Lauren and Matt work at local software startups. Lauren works at TransLoc, and Matt works at Automated Insights Inc. Crossed Paths On a hot summer afternoon in June 2014, Lauren, who grew up in […]

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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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