Hannah Whited + Roy Dixon


Photographer: Kelsey Nelson Photography Videographer: Pretty Films Wedding Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning

Hannah and Roy met in Chapel Hill while attending the University of North Carolina. Roy proposed to Hannah while walking by the capitol building in Raleigh, the place they’d walked on their first date five years earlier.

Roy grew up — and still loves — playing golf in Pinehurst, so when the couple had to pick a venue, the Country Club of North Carolina was first on their list. On the big day, instead of asking friends and family to sign a standard guest book, the Dixons asked their guests to leave them voicemails on a vintage rotary phone.

Looking back, Hannah wished she wouldn’t have worried so much on the big day. “It was the perfect day put together by an amazing team, and we are so grateful for all their hard work,” she said.

Ceremony & Reception: County Club of North Carolina | Dress: Truvelle Bridal | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Jewelry: Verstolo – Fine Jewelry | Hair & Makeup: Chelsea Regan Makeup + Hair | Bridesmaids: Show Me Your Mumu | Flowers: Jack Hadden Floral & Event Design | Cake: The Bakehouse | Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters and Ward Productions | Audio Guestbook: After the Tone | Transportation: EcoStyle Chauffeured Transportation

Veronica Costantini + Frank Aloise


Photographer: Pinehurst Photography Wedding Planner: Kate Rowe, Wedding Day Rescue

Veronica and Frank’s love story starts in a kitchen. The two chefs met while working at Villaggio Ristorante, a local Pinehurst favorite. Then on Christmas Eve in 2021, the pair got engaged during dessert after a traditional Italian dinner surrounded by Veronica’s family. The newly engaged couple’s first call was to Frank’s mother, Catherine.

Veronica and Frank were excited to display a wedding message on the marquee sign outside of the Sunrise Theater in downtown Southern Pines, but the pair took it a step further and decided to tie the knot on the theater’s stage. Veronica’s aunts — just two of the more than 70 guests who traveled from out of state for the wedding — decorated the space.

For the two chefs, music was the highlight of the day. The Carolina Philharmonic Junior Orchestra welcomed guests to the reception at Trackside, just across the street from the Sunrise Theater.

“The young ensemble did an outstanding job and lent an air of romance and small-town sweetness to set the mood,” Veronica said.

Ceremony: Sunrise Theater  | Reception: 305 Trackside | Dress: Lucy’s Bridal | Shoes: Betsy Johnson Bridal Edition | Hair: Rosa de Costa, Bella Vie Hair Studio | Makeup: Kathy Ann Robinson | Bouquets: Jack Hadden Floral &Event Design | Cake: Lynette’s Bakery and Cafe  | Catering: Elliotts on Linden | Rentals: Ward Productions | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousine

Christine Fay + Cohen Cox


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

Colleen Baxter + Travis Mays


Photographer: Sayer Photography Wedding Planner: Natasha Widmer, Pinehurst Resort Wedding Coordinator: Madeline Eckert, Pinehurst Resort

Colleen, a pastry chef originally from Saudi Arabia, and Travis, a government consultant from Scottsdale, Arizona, somehow managed to meet in Asheville, North Carolina, in 2015. After getting engaged on a beach in Maui, Hawaii, the couple decided to tie the knot in Pinehurst, where they vacation every year.

The couple’s outdoor ceremony behind the clubhouse of Pinehurst No. 9 paired perfectly with a sunny April wedding day. Instead of choosing traditional bridesmaids and groomsmen, the pair opted for a wedding party of 12 kids, all near and dear to their hearts, including their son and daughter.

Colleen and Travis were surrounded by friends and family, so the entire weekend felt like “coming home,” Colleen said. “It was low-key with the people we love most.”

Ceremony & Reception: Pinehurst No. 9 | Jewelry: Alexis Russel Jewelry | Hair: Lauren Williams | Makeup: Brittani Baca | Groom: Francos Fine Clothier | Flowers: Hollyfield Design Inc. | Cake & Catering: Pinehurst Resort | Transportation: BMW Guest Drive Program, Pinehurst Resort

Jacy Barnes + Charlie Clapp


Photographer: Jennifer B. Photography Videographer: Story Focused Media Wedding Planner: Vision Events Wedding & Event Planning

One wedding led to another. Jacy met her future husband, Charlie, at her sister’s big day. She was the maid of honor, and Charlie was a groomsman at the Nashville bash. But the future Clapps chose the Sandhills for their wedding destination. Though neither of them grew up in Pinehurst, Charlie is an avid golfer, and Jacy fell in love with the historic town’s charm over the course of a few work trips.

The couple went for a classic vibe, modeling their big day after royal weddings. Jacy and Charlie held their ceremony at The Village Chapel and then celebrated with a reception at the Pinehurst Country Club’s Outlook Ballroom, overlooking the No. 2 golf course.

As a nod to Jacy’s father, a North Carolina sweet potato farmer, the couple included the sweet side as a dinner option and in the form of locally-made sweet potato chips in the gift bags.

Ceremony: The Village Chapel | Reception: Pinehurst Country Club, Outlook Ballroom | Dress: Custom made by Lynda Bunn, Bailey, NC | Jewelry: Hefez & Sons Jewelers | Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo | Groom & Groomsmen: Indochino | Flowers: Expressions of Love Florist | Cake & Catering: Pinehurst Country Club | Rentals: Pinehurst Country Club and Greenhouse Picker Sisters  | Invitations & Programs: Workman Creative Co. | Transportation: The Great Raleigh Trolley

Kaitlin Baird + William Helms III


Photographer: Jennifer B. Photography Videographer: Story Focused Media Wedding Coordinator: Summer Jones Events

William popped the question over a morning cup of coffee on a low-key, rainy Saturday complete with cuddling on the couch. Close friends and family stopped by in the afternoon to top off the surprise.

“The perfect proposal,” Kaitlin said. “William knew his future wife well.”

The pair’s wedding was originally scheduled for New Year’s Eve 2020, but, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, William and Kaitlin waited 860 days to tie the knot — but who’s counting?

When the big day finally arrived, the couple wed at Pinehurst’s historic Village Chapel and then celebrated their new marriage and the New Year in a reception at The Fair Barn. Complete with sparklers and a Champagne toast at midnight, the wedding had an elegant and timeless vibe that the newlyweds said they’ll always look back on and love.

Ceremony: The Village Chapel | Reception: The Fair Barn | Dress: Jenny Yoo Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Jewelry: The Lady Bride | Hair & Makeup: Chelsea Regan Makeup + Hair | Bridesmaids: Revelry | Groomsmen: Generation Tux | Flowers: Hollyfield Designs Inc. | Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Catering: Elliotts on Linden | Rentals: Ward Productions and CE Rentals  | Invitations: Minted | Transportation: Kirk Tours & Limousine