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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Oct. 7

Oklahoma Derby Hat Contest, Wedding showers, Artist reception, Ballet Event
by Helen Ford Wallace Modified: October 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm •  Published: October 7, 2012


Tea: The Oklahoma Derby Hat Contest and tea party was held Sunday on the Clubhouse level of Remington Park as part of Oklahoma Derby Week.

The ambience: The Clubhouse Level at Remington Park was decorated with a balloon archway and tables were filled with tea sandwiches, mini quiches, eclairs and gourmet cupcakes and iced tea and lemonade. Red and white roses decorated the tables.

Hats: Women wore big hats, little hats, hats decorated with horses and ones with huge bouquets of flowers and feathers. One had an oil rig, the State Seal and Oklahoma flag. One woman had an umbrella hat decorated with Thunder items. Many of the women matched their hats to their dresses.

Winners: Kaylie Henderson (Most Creative), Claludia Rebeca Jones (Most Elegant), Melissa Miller (Best Ensemble), and Ryan Marie PeGolia (Best Overall).


Party: Lindsey Alyea and Matthew Love were honorees at a buffet dinner and wedding shower in the home of his aunt and uncle, Judy and Tom Love.

Centerpiece: White chrysanthemums in crystal vases decorated the buffet table, along with porcelain bride dolls.

People: Linda Alyea, Christian Alyea, Carrin Page, Becky and Josef McGuigan, Jennifer Springer, Bennett Berry, Nancy and Philip McNayr, Mitzi and Andy Waner, Jamie and Tom Levescy, Dianne and Dr. Andrew Black, Bernie and Adam Wile, Dinky Hamman, Marinell and Dr. Ralph Guild, Dr. Teresa Folger, Deb and G.W. Paull, Anita and Robert Alexander, Linda Gonzalez and Sarah Stainstreet and Adam Toy were at the party.

Wedding: The engaged couple will be married in November.


Couple's shower: Kara Keeton and Justin Rice, who were scheduled to be married Saturday, were honored at a couple's wedding shower given by Lana and David Lopez, Vicki and Jack Richards, Jane and David Thompson, Andy and Mike Snyder, Nancy and Kim Kimberling and Cheryl and Tom Hewett in the Lopez home.

Decor: The party was held outdoors around the swimming pool and on the tables were lanterns filled with seashells and candles. The party featured a beach theme since the couple got engaged in Florida and planned to be married there.

by Helen Ford Wallace
Society Editor
Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for...
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