Heather Elizabeth Sandusky and Zachary Wayne Tipton of Decatur were married July 14, 2012, at Eagle Drive Baptist Church in Decatur. Jorge Vazquez, youth pastor, officiated the double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lara Sandusky of Bella Vista, Ark., and Dave and Hollie Maltzman of Arlington.
The groom is the son of Johnny and Monica Slimp of Decatur, and Wayne and Olga Tipton of Paradise.
Escorted by her father, the bride wore a strapless empire waist gown in white featuring a pick-up skirt and a turquoise sash adorned with rhinestones. Her headpiece was a white, elbow-length double veil and rhinestone tiara.
She also wore a silver locket given to her by her grandmother, a turquoise beaded necklace and bracelet and turquoise chandelier earrings.
She carried a bouquet of white Gerbera daisies hand-tied with turquoise ribbon.
Bridesmaids were Christina Kahn of Greenwood and Sarah Stromburg of Paradise. They wore cocktail-length wrap dresses in turquoise floral, pearl earrings and mulit-strand pearl necklaces. They carried a single gerber daisy wrapped in ribbon.
Flower girls were Sara Slimp and Kaitlyn Spence, nieces of the groom. Ringbearer was Andrew Kahn, son of Jonathan and Christina Kahn of Greenwood.
Best man was James Slimp, brother of the groom, and groomsman was Cody Byrd.
Junior ushers were Matthew Sandusky, Jacob Maltzman and Aaron Maltzman, brothers of the bride, and Tyler Fisher, Travis Slimp, Trent Fisher and Josh Slough, nephews of the groom.
Pianist was Jo Joiner. The groom sang “Love Never Fails” during the ceremony.
A reception followed at the church and was hosted by the parents of the groom. Servers were Mary McGar, Beverly Robinson, Linda Pate, Saretha Riley and Patty Cook. John and Becky Dear performed a duet of “Love of My Life.”
Following a honeymoon trip to San Antonio, the couple live in Decatur.
The bride is a 2012 graduate of Decatur High School and plans to attend the University of North Texas in the fall. She is employed by Karl Klement.
The groom is a 2010 homeschool graduate. He attended Champion Baptist College in Hot Springs, Ark., and is employed by Pipeline Plastics.