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Stephanie Thrasher exchanges vows with Wynton Rayford

Stephanie Thrasher and Wynton Rayford were united in marriage at 3:30 p.m. July 4 at Faith Community Covenant Church in Struthers. The Rev. Belinda Moore officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Randy Thrasher of Wellsville and John and Linda Hall of East Liverpool and the granddaughter of Frances Carr and Ruth Thrasher, both of Wellsville.

The bridegroom is the son of Willie B. and Karen Rayford of Herndon, Va., and the grandson of Willie and Rose Rayford of Greenwood, S. C.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a one strap Oleg Cassini ball gown in ivory. The gown featured hand-embroidered designs and crystals on the bodice flowing onto the skirt. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of pink and ivory roses.

Ashley Shaw served as maid of honor; bridesmaids included Ashlee Kirk, the bride’s sister, Tara Rayford, the bridegroom’s sister; Heather Kirby, Nicole Curtis and Jessica Stewart, all in floor-length gowns of fuchsia. They carried hand-tied bouquets of light pink and fuchsia.

The flower girl was Kenadi Berardi, the bride’s daughter.

Jamin McClain served as best man. Groomsmen included Eric Thrasher, the bride’s brother; Amir Solomon, Aaron Balentine, Steve Clements, Michael Beasley, and Sim McClain. The ring bearer was Brayden Stull.

The bride is a 2004 graduate of Beaver Local High School and employed in the administration department at Servicelink in Hopewell, Pa.

The bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va., and employed as a network security analyst at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh.

Following a honeymoon in Maui, Hawaii, the Rayfords reside in Calcutta.

The bride’s parents hosted a seated dinner and reception at the Regency House in Austintown and the bridegroom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner at Cafe Capri in Boardman.

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