Why This Chapel Hill Carriage House Wedding Was the GOAT

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By Grace Beasley / Photography by Becca Carter; beccakate.com

Greyson Ray spent her early years in Chapel Hill at University Presbyterian Preschool and later attended Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill and Jordan High School. After graduating from UNC Wilmington, Greyson met Chicagoland native Alex Bockman in their community group at Two Cities Church in Winston-Salem. Over their seven months of dating, the pair bonded over cooking, visiting new coffee shops, their love for college sports and exploring walking trails and parks in the area.

After a church event in September 2020, Alex invited Greyson over to his house. When she arrived, she found him on his couch with his guitar and a letter. He sang her a song about their relationship as she read the note, and then Alex got on one knee to pop the question. They celebrated with a surprise engagement party with Greyson’s family in Durham.

Greyson and Bockman wedding
The Chapel Hill Carriage House was the ideal venue for Greyson and Alex.

The two tied the knot during an outdoor ceremony at Chapel Hill Carriage House on March 20, 2021. Greyson says she couldn’t have imagined getting married anywhere else; having llamas and baby goats on-site provided for great entertainment and fun photos.

Greyson and Alex’s favorite moments of the day happened while getting ready with the wedding party and both sets of parents, Janet Ray, Rusty Ray, Carol Bockman and Jim Bockman. The couple and their guests enjoyed food from Rocky Top Catering, the chicken and waffle appetizer being a fan favorite, and finished the night off with music and dancing.

The couple lives in Winston-Salem, where Greyson is in occupational therapy school at Winston-Salem State University, and Alex is a civil engineer.

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