Merrimon-Wynne House

Katherine & Dan’s May Wedding at Merrimon-Wynne House | Raleigh, NC

Griffin Hart Davis, Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination, Merrimon-Wynne House

Katherine, a native of Wake Forest, NC, wanted her wedding day to be a reflection of her Southern roots with a touch of her and her fiancé Dan’s fun, laid back personalities.  The historic Merrimon-Wynne House in Downtown Raleigh, with its quintessential mix of old Southern Charm and modern elegance, was the perfect setting for their Memorial Day Weekend wedding, and the weather was as equally as beautiful as the bride.


Katherine’s favorite wedding moment was having her and Dan’s closest family and friends all in one place to celebrate their marriage, which was poignantly commemorated in a post-ceremony photo taken by the immensely talented Griffin Davis of Griffin Hart Davis Photography.  Their guests were treated to a delicious meal expertly prepared by Rocky Top Catering and entertained throughout the evening by Eddie Leonard Productions.  It was the Father of the Bride, however, who brought down the house when he shared a hilarious letter written by a 13 year-old Katherine while she was away at summer camp.  It was a glimpse into the love and laughter that will undoubtedly be at the core of their lasting relationship.

Congratulations, Katherine and Dan!  It was the perfect wedding for a loving couple who could not be more perfect for each other.  Thank you for allowing Chestnut & Vine to be a part of it!


Katherine & Dan’s All Star Wedding Team

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Merrimon-Wynne House

Photographer: Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Floral Design: Watkins Flowers of Distinction

Wedding Coordination: Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination

Catering: Rocky Top Catering

Officiant: Ben Poston

Linen/Dinnerware Rentals: CE Rental

Decor Rentals: Homemade Bride

Hair/Makeup: Parlor Blow Dry Bar

Cake Design: Christi Butner

DJ: Eddie Leonard Productions


All Photos Taken by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

All Photos Taken by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Samantha & Parker’s Merrimon-Wynne Wedding Featured in Three National Publications

Chestnut & Vine Day-of Wedding Coordination is excited to announce that our clients Samantha & Parker’s gorgeous Spring wedding at Merrimon-Wynne is featured on two online publications!  A huge thank you to Ellen LeRoy Photography for submitting her stunning photos for these articles on Borrowed & Blue, Elysian Bride and The Carolinas Magazine.  It has been a joy to relive Samantha & Parker’s special day!

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