Engagements & Weddings

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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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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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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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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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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