Alison Jeanne Bradley and Michael David Sieburg were married Aug. 28, 2010, in New York City.
She is the daughter of Eileen Heywood of Cape Town, South Africa and James J. Bradley of Rye, N.Y. and the granddaughter of Brookes and Jeanne Heywood of Cape Town, South Africa, and Elizabeth Bradley of Wausau, Wis. and the late John Bradley. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Herschel High School in Cape Town and a 2004 graduate of New York University. She is a vice president for the public affairs firm of Brown Lloyd James. The bride is keeping her name.
The bridegroom is the son of Pamela Sieburg Plaskett of Marietta and Eugene Sieburg of Chicago, Ill., stepson of Carol Sieburg of Chicago and the late Col. William Plaskett and the grandson of Norton and Delores Woodward of Vienna, W.Va. and the late Peter and Barbara Sieburg. He is a 1998 graduate of Marietta High School and a 2002 graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, DC. In 2010, he received a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University in New York City. He is employed as a Consultant by Tractus Asia, an international consulting firm, located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam,
The wedding and reception both took place at The Foundry located in Queens, New York City. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley, aunt of the bride, officiated at the ceremony.
The best man was Jack Bradley, brother of the bridegroom. The groomsmen were Adam Brewer, the bridegroom's cousin, of Newark, Del., Daniel Brewer, the bridegroom's cousin, of Baltimore, Md., Chuck Eesley of Palo Alto, Calif. and Curtis Scribner of Cincinnati. Ushers were Andrew Kirk and Matthew Wilson, both of New York City.
The maid of honor was the bride's sister, Ava Bradley, of Rye, N.Y. The bridesmaids were Chloe Abbott of Cape Town, Patricia Angelucci of Cape Town, Nicole Kenney of New York City and Carrie Nakan of London. The bridesmaids wore cream dresses trimmed with sateen and carried bouquets made by the bride's mother of white lilies and baby's breath.
The bride wore a floor length ivory lace dress. The dress was fitted to the body with a mermaid flare and a small train. She carried a bouquet made by her mother of calla lilies and roses.
Following the wedding ceremony, a dinner reception was held featuring Vietnamese cuisine and South African wines. Dancing followed with music provided by The Rhythm Dogs. .
A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents at the Turkish Kitchen in Manhattan the night before the wedding.
A second wedding celebration was held at the home of the bride's grandparents Dr and Mrs. Brookes Heywood on the beach at Kommetje, South Africa on Jan. 2, 2011. The bride's grandmother, Jeanne Heywood, officiated at this renewal of the couple's vows. A luncheon followed the event, also hosted by the bride's grandparents,
The couple honeymooned in Thailand, with time spent in both Bangkok and Pranburi. They are living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam