Country stars Michael Ray and Carly Pearce are husband and wife after getting hitched on Sunday.
The two exchanged vows at a Nashville-area farm in front of 100 guests People reports.
“Knowing without a shadow of a doubt that I didn’t settle for something less than truly the person that I think was made for me is something that I am thankful for,” Pearce told the publication of her big day.
“No matter what, I have her in my corner,” Ray added. “No matter what, she has me in her corner. I tell her, you’re never going to face anything alone. Never will there be anything in life that you don’t look over and I’m standing beside you.”
The “earthy and whimsical and romantic” wedding took place at Drakewood Farm that spans over 40 acres and includes a 19th-century mansion, three barns and a pavilion.
The couple wanted to have an outdoor ceremony. Rainstorms forced them to convert one of the barns instead, which, in the end, they might actually have preferred.
“Honestly, it was more magical and way more romantic than I think it would have been outside,” Pearce told People.
Pearce opted for a Samantha Sleeper untraditional gown that Ray didn’t see until she walked down the aisle. The dress had full sleeves, a high neck and short pencil skirt covered with floor-length lace. Country radio DJ and announcer at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry Bill Cody officiated the ceremony.
“It just feels special,” said Pearce, “because it’s kind of all-encompassing of country music and the Opry and our story. And his voice is just so sweet.”
After the ceremony, guests were treated to Chef’s Market food stations featuring make-your-own burgers before Jake Owen played his hit “Made for You” as the couple hit the dance floor.
As soon as a wedding date was set they knew they wanted Owen to be a part of the day. “I told him the date, and he immediately went to his calendar, and was like, ‘I’m in. I would love to. I’ve never been a wedding singer before.’ So it all worked,” Ray recalled.
Yet the honeymoon will have to wait until January with their busy schedules but should be magical once the time comes.
“We started talking about the honeymoon and he said, ‘What’s your dream vacation?’” Pearce said. “And I said, ‘I want to stay in one of those over-water bungalows.’ So, we’re getting an over-water bungalow in Jamaica.”