Carly Pearce, Michael Ray Are Married
Country stars Carly Pearce and Michael Ray tied the knot Sunday on a farm in the Nashville area.
According to People, about 100 family members and friends – including singer Lindsay Ell – witnessed the ceremony, which was officiated by Bill Cody of the Grand Ole Opry. Pearce and Ray exchanged vows they had written themselves.
Pearce told the magazine she wanted a venue that was “earthy and whimsical and romantic and [had] elements of country.” Rain forced the couple to scrap plans for an outdoor wedding.
Pearce, 29, and Ray, 31, announced their engagement last December. Ray popped the question on Dec. 19 while the couple was in Tulum, Mexico.
“I got down on one knee in one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and looked into the eyes of the most beautiful soul I have ever known and asked her to be my wife!!,” he shared on Instagram. “Carly, you make it all make sense, every step of my life good and bad was leading me to you. You are the biggest blessing I have and will ever receive.
“I'm glad we have forever together my love cause it is gonna take every second of it for you to understand how much I truly adore, respect, honor and love you! You are gonna be MY WIFE!!!!!!!!! Thank you for choosing me honey I can't wait to walk life with you.”
Pearce shared on Instagram: “The man of my dreams got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
“All in one simple ‘yes’, I said ‘yes’ to love, ‘yes’ to peace, ‘yes’ to faithfulness, ‘yes’ to respect, ‘yes’ to kindness, ‘yes’ to trust, ‘yes’ to patience and ‘yes’ to never settling.”
Pearce added: “Michael, I would've married you the first night we hung out because I knew then you were the one … I have found my home in you & will love you with everything I have forever and a day.”
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