LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Carey Elizabeth Fike and Cornell Olin Williams were united in marriage on March 23, 2013, at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. The Rev. Brian Ross officiated the double ring ceremony.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and was escorted into the Classico Chapel by her father. The bride wore a white Alfred Angelo gown with a corset back and crystals detailing the neckline and straps. Her ensemble was completed with a flyaway veil designed by Erin Cole.
Corinne Harper, friend of the bride, served as the maid of honor and Melissa Fike, sister-in-law of the bride, served as the matron of honor. Caitlin Monahan, fiancee of the bride’s brother, was a bridesmaid.
Acting as the groom’s best men were his brothers, Kellen and Trevor Williams. Taylor Bean, friend of the bride and groom, stood as a groomsman. Greg and Chris Fike, brothers of the bride, were ushers.
Poems were read by Angela DePalatis and Allison Thomas, cousin of the bride and aunt of the groom, respectively.
The reception was held at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab in the Forum Shops on Las Vegas Boulevard. The three-tier cake was provided by Momofuku Milk Bar in New York City and was a gift from the groom’s brother, Kellen. The after party was held at the Sand Dollar Lounge, where guests enjoyed live blues music.
The bride is the daughter of Ken and Lynn Fike of Frostburg and the granddaughter of Ken and Enid Kennedy, also of Frostburg, and Lily Fike and the late Ray Fike of Finzel. She graduated in 2001 from Ohio University with a master’s degree in physical education and athletic training and is currently employed by Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.
The groom is the son of Carroll Williams of Woodbridge, Va., and Joan Williams of Locust Valley, N.Y. He graduated in 2003 from Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and is also currently employed by Fairfax County Public Schools.
The newlyweds continued the celebration on their honeymoon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, before returning to their home in Manassas, Va.
Carey and Cornell would like to thank the family and friends who were able to attend their wedding, both in person and virtually. The love and support from everyone was unbelievable and made the entire wedding weekend absolutely perfect!