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B RI T TA NY H O B S ON & A L EX A ND ER L EEDY

It’s a Match!

BY HA NNAH LEE PHOTO BY ARIEL KAITLIN PHOTOGRAPH Y, ARIELKAITLIN . COM

Wedding Date March 28, 2020 Occupations Alex is an enterprise account executive for Adwerx, and Brittany is an assistant marketing manager at the Oxford University Press in Cary. Crossed Paths Brittany was always hesitant to use dating apps, but decided to take a chance on it. She met Alex on Tinder, and in February 2017, the pair had their first date at Sam’s Bottle Shop. It went so well that they went on a second date to Alley Twenty Six, and then a third to Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a fourth to DPAC, and, well, you get it. “You can definitely say that Durham was where our relationship started,” Brittany says. The Proposal In October, Alex told Brittany they had dinner plans with his mom in Durham, and that they might take pictures for his family’s Christmas cards, so Brittany dressed up. But on the way to dinner, Alex made an uncharacteristic stop at Duke Gardens. “Usually he would have included me on that plan and not encouraged me to wear heels,” Brittany says. As the two walked toward the Bartter Family Terrace House, Alex stopped and got down on one knee. Brittany can’t remember a word of his speech – she was in shock. But, of course, she said yes. The couple celebrated with Champagne on the rooftop of The Durham Hotel at sunset followed by drinks at Alley Twenty Six. Now, “I Do” The couple will say their vows at Highgrove Estate in Fuquay-Varina.

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