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A fairy tale wedding in perfect Southern tradition took place on a crisp November evening at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie. April Goodman and Paul Heideman were united in marriage at seven o'clock in the evening on November 8, 2008. Minister Paul Jones officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Barbara and Dale Goodman of Chase. The groom is the son of Carol and John Heideman of Houston, Texas.
The wedding took place in an outdoor ceremony beneath 300 hundred-year-old oak trees illuminated by white lights. The area was resplendent with the glow of candles that lined the aisle and topped fresh floral arrangements of calla lilies, white roses and ivory hydrangeas.
Music for the ceremony included a cello and violin string duet of "Canon in D," the "Wedding March" and "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring."
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was exquisite in a creation of ivory silk by Angelina Faccenda. The strapless gown featured a bodice of intricate lace with a champagne sash that flowed the chapel-length train. The train of the gown was detailed with delicate bunching and a French bustle. The bride chose a simple ivory elbow-length veil and carried a bouquet of wine calla lilies, white roses and ivory hydrangeas.
Audra Corkern of Winnsboro attended the bride as her maid of honor. She wore a strapless knee-length dress in olive green accented with a champagne sash designed by Mori Lee. She carried a nosegay of ivory hydrangeas.
Caitlyn Thomas of Prairieville, Saige Sullivan, Brittany Ulmer-Walker and Chrystal Lachney-Guthrie, all of Winnsboro, served as bridesmaids. Each attendant wore a dress like that of the maid of honor and carried a bouquet of ivory hydrangeas.
Madie Taylor of Wisner was the flower girl. She wore a Mori Lee creation of ivory accented with an ivory sash.
Curt Schwab of Houston, Texas, attended the groom as his best man. Groomsmen were David Cline, Travis Carmical, and Eric Ecung, all of Houston, and Kevin Goodman of Chase. Groomsmen also served as ushers for the ceremony.
Dallas Butler of Sumrall, Miss. served as the ring bearer.
Following the ceremony, a reception was held on the grounds of Oak Alley Plantation. Guest's tables were covered with white linen cloths accented with silk champagne sashes. A single hydrangea in oval vases circled with an arrangement of glowing tea lights was the centerpiece for each table.
The bride's three-tiered cake in almond was embellished with ivory hydrangeas and greenery cascading down the square-shaped confection. The groom's table held a chocolate cake in the shape of Texas, featuring an airplane in flight. Both cakes were created by Thurman Dickey.
Staff members of Oak Alley Plantation served guests during the reception.
The bride is a graduate of Franklin Parish High School and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is currently studying physical therapy at the University of St. Augustine.
The groom is a graduate of Lamar High School and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is currently employed by Sunrise Aviation in Ormond Beach, Fla.
After a honeymoon trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple will be at home in Palm Coast, Fla.