Meredith Royall Myers and Parkes Browning Coggins, both of Richmond, Virginia were united in marriage on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Wachesaw Plantation in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. The six-thirty ceremony was officiated by Reverend Ernest Worman, campus chaplain of Newberry College in Newberry, South Carolina. Ms. Sandra McLeod and Ms. Jennifer Schmale, violinists, provided the music for the ceremony; Mrs. Michelle Williams was the soloist. A reception immediately followed at Wachesaw Plantation.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Myers, Jr. of Alpharetta, Georgia and the granddaughter of Mrs. Betty O. Myers and the late Mr. Richard C. Myers; and Mrs. Merilyn C. Roll and the late Mr. Walter H. Roll, Jr. Meredith is a graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelors degree in psychology. She is employed by Virginia South Psychiatric and Family Services in Hopewell, Virginia.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James P. Coggins of Newberry, South Carolina and the grandson of Mrs. Marcia P. Coggins and the late Mr. James F. Coggins; and the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse C. Bedenbaugh. Parkes is a graduate of Newberry College with a Bachelors degree in business administration and of the Medical University of South Carolina with a Masters of Health Administration. He is an assistant Chief Executive Officer at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia.
The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. The maid of honor was Miss Cara Sturgis; the groom’s sister and other close friends also attended the bride. Her cousins served as honorary bridesmaids and a friend’s daughter was the flower girl.
The groom’s father, Mr. James Coggins, served as best man. The bride’s brother and other close friends served as groomsmen; a friend’s son was the ring bearer.
After a honeymoon trip to Antiqua, the couple will reside in Richmond, Virginia.