According to PEOPLE, the ceremony took place at Drakewood Farm, about 15 miles north of downtown Nashville. The celebration was intimate as only 100 guests were in attendance.
The “earthy and whimsical” celebration was all the couple could hope for, after realizing they’d found their “person” just a few short years ago.
“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 shared.
“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.”
Though the couple hoped for an outdoor wedding, the weather in Nashville did not oblige. Fortunately, the celebration was moved into one of the venue’s gorgeous barns. Guests served themselves at the reception, with shrimp and grits, build-your-own-burger bar and more, before partaking in a chocolate frosted “naked” vanilla wedding cake.
Ray proposed to his bride during a Christmas trip to Mexico. The planning in their engagement with off without a hitch much in part due to Pearce’s mom assistance in the plan.
Though the two are now married, their honeymoon will have to wait as they are both currently on tour. They plan to vacation at a Sandals resort in Jamaica come December.
“We started talking about the honeymoon and he said, ‘What’s your dream vacation?’” Pearce shared. “And I said, ‘I want to stay in one of those over-water bungalows.’ So, we’re getting an over-water bungalow in Jamaica.”