Update for March 7, 2013
Nickel, Heiligman wed
Mr. and Mrs. Craig Heiligman proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Megan Marie Heiligman to Weston Henry Nickel, son of Scott and Peggy Nickel of Rio Medina. The wedding was held at 3 p.m. on September 28, 2013 at St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. Father Mike Horan officiated the ceremony.
Maids of Honor were Kelsey Groff of Castroville and Meredith Beck of La Coste, both friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Lauren Warwas of South Carolina, Lynli Haby of Castroville, Jenna Lamon of Castroville, and Allison Beck of Castroville, all friends of the bride. The flower girl was Mattie Pedroza of Helotes, cousin of the groom.
Best Man was Trevor Nickel of Rio Medina, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Weston Heiligman, brother of the bride and Brandon Haby, friend of the groom, both from Castroville, Michael Boehme of Rio Medina, cousin of the bride and friend, Eli Schott of Mico, friend of the groom and Eric Jones of Castroville, friend of the groom. The ring bearer was Easton Pedroza of Helotes, cousin of the groom.
Ushers were Lindon Schuchart of Helotes, cousin of the groom, Dawson Tondre of Belton, Jonathan Bossom of Castroville and Mason Rihn of San Antonio, all friends of the groom.
Meganís dress was designed by Maggie Sottero, a one-shoulder strap lace A-line gown with corset closure. The style featured compelling alencon lace adorned with sparkling sequins and beading. The dress was enhanced with scalloped edging at the top and bottom of the gown, with a satin ribbon with glistening accent on the sash at the waist. Megan wore a string pearl necklace borrowed from her Grandma Springer and teardrop earrings that Weston gave her as a wedding gift. She wore a fingertip veil with sequins and beading on the edge. She wore her cowgirl boots underneath her dress with embellishments of royal blue and yellow flowers. The bridal bouquet she carried had sunflowers with accents of blue flowers and orange mini-roses. The bouquet included keepsakes in memory of Dorothy Jean Boehme and Bobby Heiligman.
The bridesmaids wore royal blue one-shoulder strap and knee length dresses with silver shoes and strings of pearl necklaces and earrings from the bride and groom. The bridesmaids bouquets were sunflowers with blue flowers and orange mini-roses twined with burlap and lace.
The flower girl wore a white lace dress with yellow underlay with royal blue sash and a flower at the waist. She wore sequined, royal blue ballet shoes. She carried a small wicker basket accented with burlap flowers and royal blue ribbon which was made by Meganís aunt.
The men wore black Vera Wang tuxedos. Weston wore an ivory vest and tie and was carrying an old small family Bible and keepsake in his pocket which has been a family tradition. The groomsmen, ring-bearer and ushers wore royal blue vests with ties. The fathers wore charcoal grey vests and ties.
The ring bearer carried a pillow made by Meganís aunt with burlap accented with twine and royal blue ribbon.
All the groomsmen wore boutonnieres with a small sunflower, blue flower, orange mini roses and burlap.
Grandparents of the bride are Mary Emma Heiligman, of Hondo and the late Robert Heiligman, and Clovis Boehme, of Castroville and the late Dorothy Jean Boehme. For the groom were Gerald and Helen Marie Nickel of Castroville and Bill and Joyce Springer of San Antonio.
The altar servers were Hayden and Addison Guinther; readers were Michelle Ginnard and Nathan Pipes, cousins of the bride and Lisa Nickel, cousin of the groom. The eucharistic ministers were MíLee Perales, Denise Kempf, Cheri Haby, Barbara Fitzsimon, Francis Haby, Wayne Rodgers and Diane Beck. Music was by Julie Nixon, Michele Wright-Mangold and Julie Guinther.
The newly married couple traveled from the church to the reception site in a Classic Antique Car provided by Tom Campbell.
The reception was held at Koenig Park which was decorated with a rustic country corral theme using burlap, lace, sunflowers and blue flowers which fit the character of the bride and groom. Barbed wire crosses were given to the guests as a reminder of their wedding day. The guests enjoyed a fun evening of good food, dancing, and taking pictures in a photo booth.
Music was provided by DJ Keith Lutz. Helen and Edgar Skolaut Jr. and Annastacia and Gordon Hitzfilder led the grand march.
The groomís cake was a three-layer round cake with chocolate and camo layers with deer antlers on top with the words ďHunt is OverĒ sitting on a wooden platform.
The brideís cake was an antique white, four-tiered square cake with pearls and lace icing accented with burlap, lace and rhinestones with a flower cake top.
The couple were sent off with a shower of bubbles as they rode in a limo on their way to a honeymoon at Sandal Resort at Nassau, Bahamas. They plan to reside in Castroville.
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