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Family's engagement party fetes 2 daughters

by Helen Ford Wallace Published: June 15, 2008
Karen and Mike Samis were hosts for an engagement party honoring daughters Carter Samis and her fiance, Fred Sellers III, and Katharine Samis and her fiance, Kent Regens.

Carter and Fred will be married in November in Charleston, S.C., and Katharine and Kent will be married in May in Mexico.

The Samis' yard was lighted, and an ivy and orchid wreath marked the garden gate. Orchids floated in the waterfall pool and in a big rock filled with water. A mantel in the side yard was decorated with Mexican pots filled with peonies, roses and orchids. For dinner, guests returned to the house.

Carter wore a strapless green and white floral dress. Katharine wore a sleeveless beige, silk-beaded dress.

Guests included Linda and Fred Sellers and Denise Hudson, Columbia, S.C.; Craig Regens, Iowa City, Iowa; Lynn and Jimmy Samis, Fort Worth, Texas; Sarah and Dustin Dorr, Corona Del Mar, Calif.; and Betty Lou and Mike Stewart, Louise and Clay Bennett, Mollie Bennett, Anne Heatly, Cindy and John Heatly, Michael Meade, Natalie and Jonathan Fowler, Shan Samis, Sherry and Jerry Cash, Fanny and Don Bolen, Becky and Brad Johnston, Kent Potter, Debora and Ronald Morey, Laura and Austin Kirkpatrick, Lawre Everest and Peter Everest, all of Oklahoma City.

STAR ON HAND • Documentary film producer, writer, director and communications specialist David Kennard from San Francisco was in town recently to talk about his new documentary "ReCreating America” for national public television. He told of his plans for Oklahoma to be the subject for one of his hourlong film segments.

He discussed his plans and fundraising efforts with guests at a cocktail buffet hosted by Lolly and Mike Anderson. "We want to show Oklahoma to itself,” Kennard said. "And show Oklahoma to the rest of the nation.”

The series will feature seven creative people, seven eras of creativity and seven chapters in a creative life.

Kennard also noted in a news release that the creativity theme for the documentaries would answer, "How does our social and work environment promote or tend to prevent creativity? Is creativity inherited? Can it be taught?”

Kennard has produced and directed many international documentary series including "Cosmos” with Carl Sagan, "Connections” with James Burke, "The Ascent of Man with Jacob Bronowski,” and more.

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by Helen Ford Wallace
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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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