First comes love. Then comes the five-carat diamond ring. Then comes, well, every little thing.
The wedding was held at Drakewood Farm outside of Nashville. The weather didn’t cooperate for an outdoor wedding, so the ceremony was held inside one of the rustic barns.
Jake Owen was there for the couple’s first dance, with his “Made for You” ballad written by Benjy Davis, Joey Hyde and Neil Medley. “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 said.
Pearce walked down the aisle in a white Samantha Sleeper gown with a high neckline, long sleeves, a fitted mini skirt with a floor-length, sheer lace overlay. “I just wanted a dress that felt very unique to me,” she said.
As songwriters, it makes sense that they’d write their own wedding vows. Which they did.
Bill Cody, legendary country radio DJ and announcer at the Grand Ole Opry, was there to officially help the couple tie the knot. “It just feels special, because it’s kind of all-encompassing of country music and the Opry and our story. And his voice is just so sweet,” Pearce said.
Chef’s Market food stations were set up to let guests help themselves to shrimp and grits, burgers and more.
It was naked, and it’s what all the young couples are doing these days. This one was from CraziCakes, which is known for vanilla cake with a very thin layer of chocolate frosting.
Right now, it’s touring season for the stars. So in December, they will head to a Sandals Resort in Jamaica. Pearce’s dream vacation has always been to stay in an over-water bungalows. Which is exactly where they’ll be when they finally wrap up touring season — Ray is about to hit the road for his CMT on Tour — and start their honeymoon as husband and wife.