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Ivy Johnson & Charlotte Wray

By Meghan Johnson

Ivy Johnson & Charlotte Wray 

 Wedding Date Aug. 21, 2022 

Occupations Ivy is a civil rights attorney for The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and Charlotte is the marketing and social media coordinator for the Cast Iron Group

Crossed Paths The couple met four years ago after matching on the dating app Tinder. “I know, I know. Too good,” Charlotte jokes. The pair had their first date at Steel String Brewery in Carrboro, though it got postponed by a few days initially for Ivy’s fantasy football draft, but moreover when Ivy found out she passed the North Carolina bar exam, “which clearly took the cake,” Charlotte adds.

The Proposal The two hosted friends – who they’d both been secretly texting about engagement rings – from out of town in early April 2021. Ivy and her best friend, Michael Onah, spent the day biking around Durham. When they arrived home, Ivy suggested they should just go ahead and get engaged. “I was ready whenever,” Charlotte says, adding that Ivy needed to first ask it formally, as she’d figured out she had a ring. That same night, Charlotte returned home from the store to the jingle of a ring swinging back and forth on the collar of their dog, George. Fast forward to July on a vacation to Maine, and it was Charlotte’s turn to pop the question. She bent down on one knee during a walk along the beach and managed to capture the perfect moment on film. 

Now, “I Do” Charlotte and Ivy’s rehearsal brunch will take place at Vin Rouge, with a ceremony and reception at The Cookery. Some of their vendors include Joanna Sue Photography, AC Events, DJ PlayPlay and Events by Emily


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