Small Talk: Friends of young couple help celebrate engagement
by Annette Maddox
Special to The Star
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The beautiful home of Phillip and Denise Webb was the venue for an autumn engagement party given in honor of Sarah St. John Lewis and Michael Paul Eaton. The evening affair was the perfect opportunity for friends and family of the couple to connect — and reconnect — as they excitedly discussed the upcoming wedding.

Along with the Webbs, hosts for the party included Dr. and Mrs. Pat Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Ledford, Dr. and Mrs. Buddy Vandervoort, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Soleman, Mr. and Mrs. Craig Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. Scott Andrews, Dr. and Mrs. Charlie Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Don Gay, Mr. and Mrs. Mack Gannon, Kara Silvers, Barbara Ingram, Dr. and Mrs. Donald King, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony Colpini, Mr. and Mrs. Jim McClellan, Dr. and Mrs. Morgan Silvers, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith III, Dr. and Mrs. Rodney Snead, Dr. and Mrs. Dan Fockele, Patty King, Dr. and Mrs. John Payne, and Dr. and Mrs. Robert Svenson.

Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. Davis Love St. John Petersen from Knoxville, Tenn., brother and sister-in-law of Sarah St. John Lewis’s mother, Kennedy P. Lewis; Will Jorgensen, the best man, and his fiancée Erica Kanore from Atlanta, Ga.; Elizabeth Mitchell of Memphis, Tenn., fiancée of the bride’s brother, Michael Lewis Jr. (also of Memphis); Barbara Ingram and Lily Ingram, both of Birmingham; Jeanne Svendson of Savannah, Ga.; and Martin Svendson of Baton Rouge, La.

A few weeks later, the couple were feted at a couples’ dinner and stock-the-bar party, held at the elegant home of Janice Powell.

Guests enjoyed cocktails outdoors on the charming patio, along with a delectable dinner expertly prepared by the hosts, including Mr. and Mrs. James Farrell III, Dr. and Mrs. John Carrozza, Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Coker, Mr. and Mrs. Braxton Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Rick Dawson, and Mr. and Mrs. Brent Braham.

The couple received a wonderful assortment of gifts to stock their bar and memories of a congenial evening with those closest to them.

Some of the bridesmaids who attended the events include Stacy Collins, Charlotte Geno, Lucy Morris, Jeanne Svendson and Claire Caballero.

The wedding, set for Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Anniston, will be followed by a reception at the Anniston Country Club.

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