April Leigh Heider of Aiken, SC, and Christian Alan Woodward of Aiken, SC, were married September 1, 2012, in Evans, Georgia. The bride was given in marriage by Robert Heider. The Rev. Sheryl Padgett officiated.


The bride is a daughter of Robert and Donna Heider of Aiken, SC. She is a granddaughter of the late Edward Boyd and Anna Ruth Muldrow and Dolores V. Heider and the late Raymond A. Heider.


The bridegroom is a son of William and Christine Woodward of Aiken, SC. He is a grandson of the late Joe and Kathy Marxer.


Kelsey Elizabeth Helton of Aiken, SC, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Courtney Lauren Boyd of Aiken, SC, friend of the bride; Amanda Darlene Guffey of West Columbia, SC, friend of the bride; Cassy Marie Messer of Aiken, SC, friend of the bride; Crystal Lynn Sanders of Barnwell, SC, friend of the bride; and Catherine Elaine Bailey of Aiken, SC, friend of the bride.


Johnathan Aldan Woodward of Aiken, SC, was the best man. Groomsmen were Jacob Ball of Aiken, SC, friend of the groom; David Redd of Oakwood, GA, friend of the groom; Paul Guffey of West Columbia, friend of the groom; and Robbie Valandingham of Oakwood, GA, friend of the groom.


Brandon Woodward, nephew of the groom, of Aiken, SC, was the ringbearer.


Connie Anne Woodward of Columbia, SC, and Reagan Patterson of Greenville, SC, cousins of the bride, were the flower girls.


Following a reception at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, the couple left on a wedding trip cruise to Key West, Jamaica and Grand Cayman.


They will reside in Lexington, SC.


The bride is a 2008 graduate of Aiken High School. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a degree in Accounting. She is employed by PwC.


The bridegroom is a 2008 graduate of Aiken High School. He is employed by Sims Recycling Solutions.