Mary Margaret & Alex

Mary Margaret and Alex tied the knot on April 5, 2014. They held their ceremony at Fearrington’s Willow Oaks and celebrated their “I dos” in The Fearrington Barn!

How did y’all meet?

We met through mutual friends while living in D.C. on Good Friday, after both getting stuck in the city for Easter weekend. A blessing in disguise!


Tell us about the engagement?

Alex proposed on the beach two years later in Emerald Isle, NC on Good Friday!


What made Fearrington the place for you to say “I do?”

Fearrington was the first venue we visited after getting engaged, and we knew instantly it was perfect for us. It was early April, and the entire village was in full bloom. The Fearrington Gardens are hands down the most enchanting setting for a Spring wedding. On top of that, we both graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and loved the fact that our family and friends would get to enjoy the charming college town of Chapel Hill!


Describe one of the highlight moments of your wedding day.

I’ll never forget the melodic sound of birds singing loudly and the feeling of warm sunshine on my face as we exchanged vows in the gardens at Willow Oaks. It was the happiest moment of my life. I remember marveling at the almost surreal perfection of it all: the beautiful weather, the rustic elegance of Fearrington, the beloved friends and family surrounding us, the welcoming first signs of springtime, and most importantly standing before the most genuinely amazing man I’ve ever met, the love of my life who is now my husband.


Anything you want to add about your wedding story?

We are so grateful to Cheryl-Anne Kast, who was responsible for the seamless orchestration of our wedding day. Thank you to everyone who helped make our wedding the joyous celebration that it was! If only we could rewind and do it all over again. Thank you Heba Salama Photography for capturing these first moments of our union as husband and wife, so that we can relive the precious memories through photos for years to come!

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The Spa at Fearrington introduces our newest facial and product line. The Pro-Intense Lift Effect Facial is designed to shape, lift, firm and significantly reduce facial contour sagging. As we get older, your cheeks, chin and jaw area can begin to sag.  Sagging is often caused by tiredness and the onset of menopause as the skin rapidly loses proteins and calcium – the building blocks of the skin that keep cells full and round. Often in life, when you feel physically tired and sluggish you... Full Post >

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Fearrington is honored to be recognized in Chapel Hill Magazine's 2014 Best of Chapel Hill and Indy Week's 2014 Best of the Triangle  nominations! Check out which Fearrington businesses shined this year and make sure to pick up your copy of Chapel Hill Magazine and Chapel Hill Weekly this week! Chapel Hill Magazine's Best of Chapel Hill 2014 Best Upscale Restaurant (bronze): The Fearrington House Restaurant Best Chef (tied for gold):... Full Post >

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