Where Work Meets Play

Gone to Carolina


By Abigail Ancherico – Apr 8, 2015

Shontel Jung, a UNC alumna, met Duke alumnus Whitney Grumhaus through a former client of his while she was interviewing for her current job at UNC. They discovered a shared love for live music and realized a mutual friend had actually introduced them 10 years earlier.

One morning in March, during a hike through their favorite trail along Morgan Creek, Whitney surprised Shontel with a proposal, and the couple immediately started planning the big day.

Their wedding weekend kicked off with the rehearsal dinner held in The Great Room at Top of the Hill followed by a wedding morning brunch at their Chapel Hill farmhouse, where James Taylor and his family once lived. The groom’s sister, the Rev. Jennifer Daly, presided over the ceremony at the Forest Theatre. A reception at The Carolina Inn followed. Surrounded by friends and family, the groom couldn’t help but take in all the love. “I thought that everything at that exact moment was right in the world,” Whitney recalls. “Just absolutely perfect.” The weekend culminated with a send-off brunch at the DuBose House in Meadowmont and a honeymoon in Spain.

Shontel is the senior director of development for the College of Arts and Science at UNC, while Whitney is a recording studio architect with Wes Lachot Design Group and a singer/songwriter. The couple welcomed a son, Lincoln Davis, recently.

Ed. Note: This article first appeared in our March 2015 issue.


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