By Janet Alsas / Photos by Heba Salama Photography
Lauren Boening met Logan Poe when she joined friend Kaitlyn Wolf’s family on a trip to Nags Head Beach in 2004. Logan, Kaitlyn’s cousin, tried to impress Lauren by catching her a fish and, when he did, well, she was hooked. The two began dating steadily in 2006, and Logan proposed in March 2018 along the Riverwalk in Hillsborough.
Logan works at an engineering firm in Carrboro but grew up in northern Chatham County, where his parents, Clark and Ellen Poe, still live. He graduated from Northwood High School. Lauren is a third grade teacher at Morris Grove Elementary in Chapel Hill, where she grew up. Her mom, Peggy Bohn, still lives in Chapel Hill; her father, Robert Boening, passed away when Lauren was in college at UNC.
The couple exchanged vows May 25, 2019, at Forest Hall at Chatham Mills. Lauren walked down the aisle with her mom. Her sister, Sarah Boening, served as maid of honor and her brother, Jack Boening, officiated. The ceremony included tokens of remembrance to Logan’s brother, Christopher Poe, who passed away a month before the wedding. The couple honored Christopher by listing him as best man in the wedding program and leaving his spot unfilled throughout the ceremony. The wedding party also included Logan’s longtime friends Stephen Brown and Jerrell Swepson as groomsmen and Lauren’s lifelong friends Krista Bohn and Shannon Poplaski as bridesmaids. Jerrell, however, made one memorable snafu – he lost the bride’s ring.
“It was just so, so funny,” Lauren says. “We all thought he was [joking], and then we saw his face and realized, ‘Oh, he’s serious.’”
The ring was found later, though not in time for the ceremony. Instead, Lauren borrowed one of the bridesmaid’s rings, and the happy day went on.