Laura Elizabeth Parrish and Matteson Sean Leininger were joined in marriage on October 21, 2017, at The Oaks Plantation in Pike Road. Billy Irvin (the father of the bride’s sister-in-law) officiated the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Marsha Parrish of Pike Road and the groom is the son of Mr. Rick and Tanya Leininger, The bride was given in marriage by her best friend and brother, Slade Parrish. The ceremony music was provided by family and friends – a long-standing tradition in the family.
Bridesmaids included Alissa Parrish and Ellen Ashmore, Macey Leininger, Haley Sutter, Sarah Cook, Chloe Jordan, Jordan Pettus, Elizabeth Bonham, Lindsey Todd, Allison Hendley, and Kara Beatrous.
Groomsmen included Rick Leininger , Clint Howell, Slade Parrish, Ramsey Ashmore, Russell Sterling, Michael Mills, Hunter Keith , Brian Wright, Tyler Henry , Jonathan Leyendecker and Cole Jordan.
The bridal party also included flower girls Olivia Howell, Adelaine Howell (nieces) and Anna Evans Todd (daughter of bridesmaid and best friend, Lindsey Todd).
Laura, Matteson and their guests enjoyed a reception at The Oaks Plantation catered by Debbie Kemsel Catering. Cakes were created by Vicky Kyser of Pike Road (bride’s cake) and Peggy McKinney of Montgomery (groom’s cake). The gorgeous flowers were prepared by Graylillies of Montgomery. Guests were entertained by Blue Denim and local artist phenomenon, Barbara Davis did a live painting during the reception.
Guests also dined at a candy bar provided by the bride, who works as a wholesale distributor for convenience stores. After a night of dancing the couple left the reception in a horse-drawn carriage surrounded but sparklers with family and friends.
The couple began their love story in 2006, while still in high school. They met at a mutual friends house when she asked him to move his car. It’s been a love story ever since.
After a honeymoon to Henderson Park Inn in Destin, the couple now resides in Pike Road.