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Photographer: Jennifer B. Photography Wedding Coordinator: Caroline Naysmith, Duncraig Manor & Cardon Consulting

Christine and Cohen fell in love and got engaged after meeting in college at East Carolina University. In a clever move, Cohen snuck the engagement ring into Christine’s Christmas stocking to pop the question with his future in-laws present.

When Christine discovered that Southern Pines’ historic Duncraig Manor was an all-inclusive venue — from food and cake to flowers and seating — she was sold. The bride wanted to incorporate her favorite color, pink, into the wedding without the color taking center stage. When she found a rose and Champagne color scheme, she knew that was it.

A jack-of-all-trades groomsman Joseph “Joe Joe” Hughes kicked off the wedding day as the officiant and ended the night as the couple’s DJ.

Looking back on her whirlwind wedding day, Christine said she wishes she would’ve taken the time “to sit, eat, and soak it all in.”

Ceremony & Reception: Duncraig Manor & Gardens | Dress: Sophia Tolli | Shoes: Betsy Johnson | Hair: Katie Nava, Wild & Co. Salon | Makeup: Brittany Page, Venus Spa & Salon | Groom & Groomsmen: JoS A. Bank | Flowers: Caroline Naysmith, Duncraig Manor & Cardon Consulting | Cake: C.Cups Cupcakery | Transportation: Safe Way Transport Service