GA RRET T DI XO N & L EA H J OS EPHS O N
To Durham, With Love P HOTO B Y M E RRI T T CHES S O N, MER R IT TC HES S ON . COM
Wedding Date September 1, 2019 Crossed Paths Leah and Garrett grew up in Cary and Raleigh, respectively, and met after college when both were working in progressive politics in North Carolina. The Proposal “We did not have a traditional engagement,” Leah says. “In fact, we booked the Durham Armory as our wedding venue four months before we were officially engaged!” Garrett bought Leah a ring she had chosen, and when it arrived, the couple opened the box together. Leah wore the ring around for a few days, enjoying the celebration privately before sharing the news with friends and family. “It
was election season, and having met through campaign work, we ordered a mock yard sign to announce our engagement – Josephson/Dixon 2019!” Leah says. Now, “I Do” With planning help from Amanda Scott of A Swanky Affair, Leah and Garrett’s wedding at the Armory will feature Get Lit, Event Lighting, Bluebird Meadows’ flowers, catering by Snap Pea Underground, music by Alex Choi of Vox DJ Company and cake from Yellowbird Baking. “We are so grateful to be able to get married in a true community space with such a rich history,” Leah says. “Most of all we are happy to return to our roots for the wedding, back to where we started our life together, surrounded by local family and friends. We hope our path will bring us back to the Old North State sooner rather than later!”
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