April 11, 2010
Sarah Rebecca Deason of Cleveland, and Andrew Brigham Aylward of Pace were married Nov. 28, 2009, at 10 a.m., at the Chapel of The Bluffs in Saint Francisville, La., with the Rev. Billy Norman Owen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ms. Melissa Susan Pearce, Mr. Ira Don Deason and Mr. Warren Bryan Crain of Cleveland. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Evelyn Stallings Pearce of Cleveland, and the late Mr. Charles Levi Pearce of Citronelle, Ala., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Boone Deason of Booker, Texas. The bride was given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father. The bride wore a Mikaella bridal gown of champagne silk organdy and Alencon lace. It featured a sweetheart neckline and a strapless lace bodice with a cross-over taffeta cumberland at the midriff and covered buttons over the zipper that extended to a natural waistline, which fell into a chapel train. She carried a hand-tied bouquet featuring jade roses, eggplant calla lilies and peacock feathers wrapped in satin ribbon sealed with a silver St. Francis pendant. Jennifer Deason Neumann, sister of the bride, of New Orleans, served as matron of honor. Keri Evelyn Neumann of New Orleans served as flower girl. Attendants wore a tea length dress of lapis satin, with a three-quarter length sleeve charmeuse bolero jacket. The groom is the son of Mr. Donald Goyne Aylward and Mrs. Lee Brigham Aylward of Cleveland. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Newell William Brigham Jr. of Columbus, and the late Mr. Newell William Brigham and Mrs. Billie Leggett Brigham, and the late Mr. Francis Benedict Aylward and Mrs. Eloise Goyne Aylward. Donald Goyne Aylward, father of the groom, of Cleveland, served as groomsman. Oskar Erik Neumann of New Orleans served as ring bearer. After a wedding trip to Taos, New Mexico, the couple resides in Pace. The bride is the director of development for the Delta State University Alumni Foundation, and the groom is the owner and CEO of ABA Farms Inc. in Pace.
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