Cyndi Thomson (“What I Really Meant to Say,” “I Always Liked That Best”) was married Saturday (May 11) to musician Daniel “D. J.” Goodman in Nashville’s Woodmont Christian Church.
The couple met in August 2001, when Goodman worked with the production company overseeing Thomson’s taping of CMT’s On the Verge. Goodman played the male lead in a subsequent Thomson video, “I Always Liked That Best.” Goodman played guitar briefly for BNA recording artist Shannon Brown.
As described in a news release from her publicist, Thomson, 25, “wore a simple, strapless Vera Wang gown in ivory silk. The only accoutrement was a small line of silk-covered buttons running down the back of the bodice.”
Thomson “wore her hair swept up and held with a ‘Paris’ tiara handmade especially for her. Her veil was elbow-length, and her bouquet consisted of blood orange roses and other florals of ivory and green. She was escorted down the aisle by her father, Russ Thomson, and the music was provided by … the Nashville String Machine, a gift from Cyndi’s producer, Paul Worley.”
Bridesmaids wore “chocolate brown, single-strapped, off-the-shoulder Jim Hjelm gowns and carried ivory peonies.” Thomson’s sister, Christine Robbins, was maid of honor. Two other sisters, Barbara Lawson and Debbie Abbott, were bridesmaids with Lauren Robbins, Alexis Goodman, Lisa Kuhn and Amy King.
Goodman, 26, and his groomsmen were college friends at the University of Tennessee. John Patrick was best man.
Following the wedding ceremony, the wedding party stopped for photos at the laundromat where the bride and groom met, then proceeded to a reception.
Following dinner, the couple shared a “four-tier, raspberry-and-white wedding cake layered with raspberry cream and frosted with buttercream icing.”
After their honeymoon, Goodman and Thomson will live in Franklin, Tenn.
A photographer from the magazine Martha Stewart Weddings documented the day for a photo spread to be published in the fall issue.