Ms. Woody hosts royal wedding viewing
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:01 pm
Woodcrest, the country home of Paula Prather Woody in Shawtown, was the setting for the Shawtown Social Club to gather for the viewing of the recent royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London.
Ms. Woody greeted her guests wearing a designer-inspired strapless maxi dress of cotton with a ruffled hem and splashes of jewel tone colors, accented by a fashionable asymmetrical emerald green straw hat plumed with dark green feathers and mini veil. Her gold jewelry was diamond with sapphires. Covering her shoulders was a short emerald green jacket. Straw wedgies completed her outfit.
Naomi Gray Coley of Hornbeak arrived wearing a two-piece waltz-length silk gored soft garden flowers and foliage print skirt and a long raw silk coral pink blazer jacket. Her wide-brimmed hat with white ribbons was in full bloom with a cluster of white peace lilies and was banded with a ring of leaves. She wore gold jewelry and champagne-colored sandals.
Thanna Stone Owen arrived wearing a stunning silver and aquamarine tiara, perfectly fit for a royal wedding. She wore a two-piece black silk knee-length skirt and a top with sheer long sleeves. Black sandal heels and black jewelry completed her outfit.
A reception table was prepared with a covering of tiers in ivory lace and was centered with an elevated five-branch silver candelabrum circled with entwined summer flowers. Guests enjoyed ham, cheese and pineapple kabobs, party crackers and chips, organic spinach dip served in a round bread bowl with toasted sourdough bread pieces, organic fresh vegetables and dip, Gouda en Croute, black bean humus dip in a square bread bowl served with marbled rye bread pieces and Colby jack cheese cubes. Served from individual Lady Anne goblets was the fruited salad with peach orchard gelatin topped with bridal white mini marshmallows. Royal Doulton English bone china was used along with Castle Rose silver from Sheffield, England.
Accompanying dessert of lemon and creme roulade, Ms. Woody poured coffee from an antique silver coffee service she brought home from London when she visited there. Royal blue napkins were used.
Wendell Gray provide the escort service and photography by Wendell’s of Bel-Aire.
Just as guests were waving from the balcony of Ms. Woody’s home, the local paparazzi, wearing a straw Western Stetson, came up from behind the estate, surprising everyone, bringing with him his royal dog, Jessie, a pedigree similar to Queen Elizabeth’s threesome of Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Security was provided by Tammy Wisdom, who engaged in a high speed chase after the dog, who crashed the party.
Published in The Messenger 5.11.11