by: contributed photo, Harmony Ray-Mcguire and Steve Mcguire

Harmony Ray and Steve McGuire of Gresham were married on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Saint Helens.

The bride's father walked her halfway down the aisle, where they were joined by her stepfather, who accompanied them to the groom. The bride wore an ivory dress with silk ribbons lacing up the back, embroidered flowers and pearls in rum pink for the double ring ceremony officiated by Rebecca Sanders.

The bride is the daughter of Jim Ray of Scappoose and Catherine Unger of Vancouver, Wash., and the stepdaughter of Terry Hjorten of Beaverton. She is a 1999 graduate of Evergreen High School in Vancouver, and 2005 graduate of Portland State University. She is researching graduate school programs to obtain a master's degree in public health.

The groom is the son of Jerry and Julie McGuire of Gresham. He is a 1997 graduate of Sandy High School and is a student at Portland State University. He is employed as a global lubricant plant machine operator.

Melissa Gardner of Scappoose, the bride's longtime friend, was the matron of honor. The bride's half-sister, Melody Hjorten of Vancouver, and friends Brandi Elliot of Vancouver, Kathy Grossnickle of Bozeman, Mont., and Nicole Jordan of Aloha also attended the bride.

Chris McGuire, the groom's brother of Eugene, was the best man. The groom's friends, Blayne Yates of Sandy, Chris Walker of Oregon City, Brandon Georges of Portland, Jack Gratton and Adam Harrah of Gresham, and the bride's brother, Jordan Ray of St. Helens, also attended the groom.

A reception was held immediately following at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. The couple honeymooned in Jamaica. Steve McGuire and Harmony Ray-McGuire are at home in Gresham.

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