Bethany Elise’ Ray and Kenneth Ryan Place were joined together in marriage on January 1 in the presence of family and friends at Fort Boreman House of Prayer in Parkersburg, their home church. Pastor David McNeil officiated the ceremony.

Attending were the bride’s parents, JD and Rebecca Ray of Parkersburg; the groom’s father and best man, Kenny Place of Parkersburg; the groom’s mother, Katie Place of Parkersburg; the bride’s grandparents, Bill and Mary Ray of Parkersburg; Pastor Carlton and Annette Cain of Kinard, Fla.; the groom’s grandparents, Mary Burchard and Roger and Pat Place of Parkersburg; and the groom’s sister, Bri Burchard.

The attendants were: matron-of-honor, Sarah Hensley; bridesmaid and sister of the bride, Virginia Ray; groomsman and brother of the bride, Carl Ray; ring bearer, Douglas Casto; Flower girl, Alexis Forman; miniature usher, Stephen McCray; miniature bride, Reagan Hensley; director, Lori Ullman-Wright.

The couple honeymooned in Amish Country.


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