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Bradford, Goubert exchange vows

Sarah Elizabeth Goubert, of Monroe, and Charles Davis Bradford, of Houston, were married at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at Roseland Plantation in Natchez, Miss.
The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Matt Slate.

Sarah is the daughter of Teddy Joe and Debbie Sutton, of Monroe. She is the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. John Boilling Jones, III, and the late Omega “Micky” Carter Sutton.

Davis is the son of Ayres and Connie Bradford, of Ruston. He is the grandson of Archer Ayres Bradford Postlethwaite, of Baton Rouge, the late H.F. Bradford, the late Alex Postlethwaite; and Amelia Lindsey Elkins, of Rayville, and the late Charles Elkins.

Given in marriage by her parents and escorted by her father, the bride wore a traditional A-line ivory ball gown with a V-neck bodice, which crossed in the back. The dress had pockets, and a sweep train, which converted into a French bustle. It featured a pewter colored sash along the empire waistline and wore an ivory faux fur shrug. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of green and white hydrangea, white baby calla lilies, white spray roses, green hypericum berries, white stock and variegated aspidistra leaves.

Serving in the bride’s honor were matron of honor Amanda Gray Brodtman, of Monroe, and bridesmaids Jennifer Marie Braud, of Baton Rouge, India Henley Torrey, of Jackson, Miss., Alison Leigh Cooper, of Dallas, and Lindsay Harlan Hilton, of Many. The bridesmaids wore flowing chiffon long dresses pewter in color, featuring an A-line silhouette and sweetheart beaded bodice. They carried hand-tied bouquets of green and white hydrangeas, white spray roses, green chrysanthemums, white lilies and green hypericum berries tied with a pewter satin ribbon.

Serving the groom were best man Franklin Ayres Bradford, Jr., brother of the groom, and groomsmen Andrew Bridwell Hicks, of Shreveport, Thomas Ross Smith, of Ruston, Neal Dillon Carter, of Ruston, and Robert Grady Rogers, of Houston. Ushers for the ceremony were David Joseph Passarelli, of Houston, William Hamilton Green, of Baton Rouge, and Steven Nicholas Henley, of Lafayette.

Flower girls were Avery Grace Bradford, niece of the groom, and Hannah Mary Smith, niece of bride. Ring bearer for the double-ring ceremony was Allen Patrick Smith, nephew of the groom.

Music for the ceremony was provided by vocalist Jennifer Soileau Bradford, sister-in-law of the groom, pianist Sylvia Ritchie, of Jonesville, and violist David Troutman, of Vidaila.The sister of the groom, Laura Lindsey Bradford of Baton Rouge, was the reader.

The reception was held at the Magnolia Hall Plantation. Coordinator of the event was Cheryl Rinehart of Apropos, LTD, of Natchez, and Sissy Eidt of Everything Fancy Catering provided the catering. Melissa Smith of Bastop did the flowers. Music for the reception was provided by Easy Eddie and the Partyrockers.
The groom’s parents hosted the rehearsal dinner on Feb. 4 at Dunleith Plantation in Natchez.

The couple traveled to a private villa on the Riviera Maya, Mexico, for their honeymoon, and now reside in Houston.

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