A Surprise Engagement in The Big Apple

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Lizzy and Cassady Fantasy Engagement

By CC Kallam

Cassady Orsini and Lizzie Carinder

Wedding Date Nov. 12, 2022

Occupations Cassady graduated from Durham Technical Community College this past May with an associate degree in accounting and recently joined Triangle Media Partners as its office administration and accounting assistant. After teaching for seven years, Lizzie now works remotely as a project administrator for a New York-based software company.

Crossed Paths Cassady and Lizzie met in the summer of 2016 at a mutual friend’s party. They continued to run across each other for several years but remained just friends. One night in June 2019, Lizzie went to dinner at Mateo Bar de Tapas, where Cassady was working at the time. “I was invited to fill in on a Dungeons & Dragons campaign [that Cassady was a part of],” Lizzie says. “I just thought Cassady was cute, so I agreed to play for a night even though I had no idea what [the game] was. Little did Cassady know, I agreed to keep filling the spot just to get to know him better.” The couple had their first date at Nana’s in July 2019, bonding over their shared interests in dogs, spontaneous travel and games, and have been together ever since.

The Proposal In July 2021, the couple stopped in New York City for a night while on vacation. “Cassady was too excited to wait and ended up proposing in our hotel room almost immediately after we arrived,” Lizzie says.

Now, “I Do” The couple will tie the knot at the Museum of Life and Science. By the Reese’s photography company will capture their wedding day while guests enjoy music from Bunn DJ Company and dessert by S. Richardson Cakes. The couple will reside in Durham.

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