Stephanie Diane Martin and David Sowden Taylor exchanged vows on May 24, 2014, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her father and was given in marriage by her parents. The Rev. Dana Corsello officiated the ceremony. A cocktail reception at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco was followed by an evening of dining and dancing in the hotel’s Crystal Ballroom.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boe Willis Martin of College Station, Texas, former residents of Highland Park. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Warren Edwards of Fort Worth, Texas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Martin, also of Fort Worth.
The groom is the son of Mrs. Moira Taylor and the late Mr. Michael Raymond Taylor of Maresfield Park, Sussex, England. His grandparents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Emil Julius Matus of Sydney.
The bride wore a Chantilly and Alencon lace and silk drop-waist gown with a multi-layered cathedral-length tulle and lace train. A long-sleeve lace bolero, cathedral-length veil and bouquet of white and cream roses completed her ensemble.
Attending the bride was her maid of honor Lisa Azevedo. Rosalyn Potter, cousin of the groom, was junior bridesmaid, and Iona and Grace Heddle were flower girls. Readers were Christie Grabyan and Robert Potter.
Graham Goldberg attended the groom as best man, and ushers included James Peel, Aaron Potts, the groom’s son William Taylor, and his brother Michael Taylor Matus, an actor and tenor on the London stage, who also sang “All I Ask of You.”
A graduate of Highland Park High School, the bride received a Bachelor of Arts in history and French from Colgate University and a Master of Science from Columbia University School of Journalism in New York. She is a former Dallas Symphony, Idlewild, National and International debutante and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of San Francisco, where she is a news anchor and reporter at KQED Public Media.
After graduating from King’s Canterbury in Kent, England, the groom received a Bachelor of Arts in economic history from The University of Bristol in Bristol, England, and a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University in California. He is an executive recruiter at Electronic Arts in Redwood City, Calif., and is a senior member of The Guardsmen in San Francisco.
Following a honeymoon trip to the island of Kauai, Hawaii, the couple has made their home in San Francisco.