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Helen Ford Wallace-Parties, Etc.-March 10

Dinners, Cocktail Receptions, Book Signing
by Helen Ford Wallace Published: March 10, 2013


Party: A cocktail reception honored Leigh Hefner and Nick Bentley at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Guests wore cocktail attire and danced to Dave and the Wavetones. The couple were married in a small family wedding at St. Edward the Confessor Chapel at Casady School, which they both attended.

Theme: The country club was decorated in a wintry forest theme with white flowers and glittering branches and with the tables holding twig and moss nests with bird eggs signifying “New Beginnings.”

Leigh: She wore a strapless champagne gold dress with a flared tulle skirt.

Special touch: Nick surprised Leigh with a special song during the party.

Mr. and Mrs. Bentley: They will live in Oklahoma City where both are involved with their family businesses.


Dinner: Anna Somers Cocks and Desmond Shawe-Taylor, two members of the London art community, were in town recently as part of the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center lecture series. They talked in the Chesapeake Blue Room and were entertained afterward at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club at a dinner given by Mary Ann Prior and Ghislain d'Humieres. Shawe-Taylor is Collection Manager for H M Queen Elizabeth II and Cocks is founding editor and CEO of The Art Newspaper.

Other activities: The honorees visited the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum in Norman. They went to the Philbrook and the Gilcrease Museums in Tulsa, spent the night at the Price Tower in Bartlesville and visited the Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Ark.


Occasion: A party honored Leslie Fretwell and Dustin Hester, who plan to be married in April. Hosts were Pam and Bill Shdeed, Lynn and Dr. Ron White, Phyllis Stough, Lois and Dr. John Salmeron, Ellie Roberts and Marilyn Smotherman in the Shdeed home. The women are in a Friday Lunch Bunch with Leslie's mother, Barbara Fretwell.

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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