By Christine Bradley
Over 200 friends and fans of the Nominate HER Awards Program and the 2013 award recipients filled the ballroom of La Colombe d’Or Mansion on May 22 to be part of the seventh annual celebration luncheon.
The event, sponsored each year by Houston Woman Magazine to honor excellent role models, was a beautiful occasion. The French-inspired, wood-paneled walls and glittering crystal chandeliers of the mansion’s Le Salon set an elegant tone. Chairs and round tables were covered in white linens and platinum-threaded sheers. The centerpieces — created by Flowers by Nino — featured cream-colored roses with pink edges. The programs too, designed and printed by Minuteman Press Post Oak, kept the color-theme going. All were perfect touches for a luncheon planned to celebrate seven special women.
Guests were welcomed by Beverly Denver, publisher of Houston Woman Magazine. Afterward, Sister Jane Meyer, head of St. Agnes School, gave the invocation.
The awards were presented in two parts — before and after the main course was served, when each honoree was introduced by the person who nominated her. In their presentations, the nominators explained why they felt the HER Award recipients were so deserving of special recognition. As in years past, the presentations were heart-felt and, at times, emotional. Some of the stories told brought tears to the eyes of those in attendance.