The bride is the daughter of Ray and Sonja Stephenson of Fuquay-Varina. Her grandparents are the late Leonard and Ruth Clayton of Fuquay-Varina and Telfer and Marie Stephenson of Angier.
Carrie was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents. She wore an ivory taffeta strapless gown embellished with pearls and lace appliques. The bodice of the gown featured a sweetheart neckline accented with asymmetrical draping on the A-line skirt and the flowing chapel length train was edged with scalloped lace. She carried a beautiful bouquet of white calla lilies.
Mrs. Lisa Stephenson, sister-in-law of the bride, was matron of honor. She wore a cornflower blue, floor length, off the shoulder gown and carried a bouquet of hot pink roses and stargazer lilies. Mr. Hugo Ramirez, friend of the groom, served as best man. Ushers were Mr. Brandon Stephenson, brother of the bride, and Mr. Clayton Stephenson, nephew of the bride. Program attendant was Mr. Michael Stephenson and Mr. Riley Stephenson was the bell ringer, both nephews of the bride. Music for the ceremony was provided by Mrs. Debbie Tutor, organist, and Mr. W.A. Creech, soloist. Mrs. Debbie Sullivan served as wedding director.
Carrie and Steven plan to take a delayed honeymoon to Costa Rica in early 2012. They make their home in Wilmington.