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Congratulations, Courtney & Christopher!

Courtney Alexandra McCray and Christopher Jordan Swope were united in matrimony on June 18th at Beano’s Cabin in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The bride is the daughter of Sandra Morello McCray of Prairie Village, Kansas, and Chandler McCray of Mission Hills, Kansas. Courtney is the granddaughter of Mary Morello of Canton, Ohio, and the late Frank Morello, and Tinka McCray of Prairie Village and the late Harry McCray, Jr. Her groom is the son of Susan Swope of Topeka, Kansas, and Timothy Swope of Topeka. Christopher is the grandson of Barbara and Lawrence Reno of Manhattan, Kansas, and the late Kathleen and Dean Swope.

On the evening prior to the nuptials, Susan Swope and Sarah and Timothy Swope hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at Beaver Creek Chophouse for their son and future daughter-in-law. Sandra Morello McCray and Patrick Oaks and Heather and Chandler McCray toasted their daughter and new son-in-law at a beautiful reception at Beano’s Cabin after the ceremony. Following a honeymoon in Kauai, Hawaii, the newlyweds are at home in Roeland Park, Kansas. 

The Wedding Party: (Front row) Madison Thrane, Camille Christie, the groom and bride; and Caroline McCray, maid of honor (back row) Tyler Swope, Emma Swope, Tanner Swope, Anna Lavigne, Conner Swope, and Chandler McCray, Jr.


Alex Kittoe entertained Beckett and Brooks.


Hank Swope, ringbearer


Anna Lavigne, Emma Swope, Madison Thrane, Courtney McCray Swope, Caroline McCray, maid of honor; and Camille Christie


Pastor Dan Deeble, officiant


Elizabeth Wayda and Margaret Glaze with Caroline McCray, maid of honor


Featured in the October 1, 2022 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Nate and Jenny Photography


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