Samantha & Parker’s Spring Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne – Raleigh, NC

In April 2015 at my first ever wedding show, I had the good fortune to meet Samantha and her Mom, Bonita.  They came to the wedding show specifically to find a day-of wedding coordinator, and the three of us hit it off immediately!  Samantha was a day-of wedding coordinator’s dream because when we met for our initial meeting she had already booked her venue, florist, band, photographer, and purchased her dress – and her wedding was still 13 months away!  Over the next year I had the pleasure of getting to know Samantha and her fiancé, Parker, while helping them coordinate the details that made their wedding extra special.  When I met their extended family at the ceremony rehearsal, it was clear to see where they get their festive spirits and kind hearts.

Samantha & Parker were married on May 21, 2016 at the Merrimon-Wynne House in downtown Raleigh and were one of the first couples to hold their ceremony and reception in the venue’s brand new Carriage House.  Samantha’s vision for an elegant yet lively wedding reception suited the Carriage House perfectly.  So, it is with great pleasure that I share with you Mr. & Mrs. Parker Hawkin’s unforgettable wedding day!

All photos courtesy of Ellen LeRoy Photography.


Samantha & Parker’s Wedding Team

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House

Photographer: Ellen LeRoy Photography

Floral Design: Leaf & Petal Design

Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination

Catering: Rocky Top Catering

Decor Rentals: Party Reflections, Inc.

Hair Design: Parlor Blow Dry Bar

Makeup Design: WINK Hair + Makeup

Cake and Cookie Design: Joy Bauer

Wedding Dress: Traditions by Anna Bridal Boutique

Entertainment: The Al Williams Band

Ceremony Music: Dennis Aberle

Transportation: A Formal Affair Limo