Elizabeth Wilson Sowa and Stewart Alexander Coleman exchanged vows at Saint Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, on March 7, 2015. The Rev. Donald Frampton officiated the ceremony. A reception with buffet stations with traditional New Orleans cuisine, an oyster bar and martini bar followed at The Old Ursuline Convent. Dance music was provided by Jessie’s Girls of Atlanta. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held at Arnaud’s on the eve of the wedding.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Edward Sowa of St. Louis. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joseph Hoyt Burson and the late Mr. Burson of Newnan, Ga. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Sowa of Pawtucket, R.I.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winton Lee Coleman Jr. of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Jeanne Stewart Hubbard of Dallas and the late Mr. William M. Hubbard and the late Mr. and Mrs. Winton Lee Coleman Sr. of Victoria, Texas.
The bride was presented in marriage by her parents. She was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Elizabeth chose an Ulla Maija/Anna Maier wedding gown, with sweetheart neckline, of French circular rose lace overlaying a fluted charmeuse gown.
Assisting Elizabeth as maids of honor were her sisters Lindsay Anne Sowa and Kathryn Hilsman Adickes. Her bridesmaids included Staley Hawkins, Kendall Berry, Madison Shoppa Davis, Alixe Ryan, Mary Pierce, Suzanne Carter Shaw, Caroline Cole, Catherine Cowart O’Mell, Elizabeth Minch, Leighton Kohlmann, Kendall Banowsky Coleman, Elizabeth Stone, Bridget Ryan, and Jennifer Sangalis. Among the members of the house party were Kingsley Beer, Victoria Pappas, Kelsey Montz, Helen McDougald, Julie Zambie, Lindsay Dorman, Mary Margaret Schley, and Abigail Burke Henderson. Pryor Parsons Sowa, the bride’s niece, was the flower girl.
Attending the groom as best men were his brothers Winton Lee Coleman III and Patrick Carter Coleman. His groomsmen were Matthew Bryant, Michael Ginnings, Scott Herlihy, Will Hickey III, Alex Pearson, Preston Powell, Addison Seifert, and Spence Sowa. John Edge Sowa, the bride’s nephew, was ring bearer.
The bride is a graduate of the Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans. She received a Bachelor of Science in consumer economics from the University of Georgia where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Elizabeth is a senior manager for Adroit Digital in New York.
The groom is a graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa in the business honors program, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Stewart is a vice president for Crestline Investors Inc. of Fort Worth.
Following their honeymoon visit to Amankila Resort, Bali Indonesia and Amanpulo Resort, Phillipines, the couple have made their home in Fort Worth.