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CARLY JO STOVER & RAYMOND WALTER WILLIAMS SPENCER | 5.24.19
super bowl li in2016 introducedcarlytotheman shewouldendupmarrying — Ray, a native of Charleston. Almost two years later, Ray would propose during a Colorado ski trip. He dreamed of proposing on the slopes but was terrified he would drop the ring in the snow, never to be found again. Instead, he resigned himself to finding the perfect spot for popping the question once they arrived at the ski resort. Then, their flight was canceled. It was Carly’s birthday, and she was disappointed in the way it was turning out. They returned home to wait for a later flight, and Carly went back to bed. Ray followed her into the bedroom and dropped to one knee at her bedside, asking her to marry him. The proposal turned the day around. The couple chose to get married in Carly’s hometown of Spencer. She wore a ball gown with lace overlay, train, and cathedral-length veil for the wedding and carried a bouquet of pink mondial, cream-colored roses, blush-colored roses, and greenery. The ceremony was small, with just 35 guests in attendance. Carly was escorted down the aisle by her father, and her stepdaughter-to-be was the only member of her wedding party. The couple exchanged traditional vows before joining family and friends for a reception. Guests broke bread together, told stories, and toasted the newlyweds. The wedding cake was a vanilla and raspberry cake with a tower of chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcakes. Following a wedding trip to Cancún, Mexico, the couple returned home to Charleston, where Carly works as a communications coordinator and runs her own business and Ray works as an office manager and legal assistant.
BRIDE’S PARENTS Shelly Mize & Greg Stover GROOM’S PARENTS Mary Anne & Roger Williams
PHOTOGRAPHED BY Stacey Farmer
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