Before the high altar at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, New York City, Adrienna Vallet Parks was married earlier this year to William Cox Noyes Bowman in a candlelight ceremony with the Rev. Gary Fertig performing the Nuptial Mass. A reception and dinner-dance followed in the Louis Seize Suite and Versailles Room of the St. Regis Hotel.
The bride wore a gown of heavy cream satin with insets and sheer yoke of Alecon lace reembroidered on Chantilly lace with matching lace on the cathederal train and full-length veil. She carried a spray of deep red American beauty roses, which also decorated both church and hotel reception rooms.
Mrs. Frank Willis of Ridgewood, N.J. was matron of honor for her daughter and the bridesmaids were the groom's sister, Mrs. Dennis P. Perman, the bride's step-sister Mrs. Edward Erickson of Pearl River, N.Y.; Mrs. Alan Braverman of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Cheryl Gudz of Ridgewood, and Mrs. Anthony Schenck. They carried red roses and wore fitted Quana gowns with matching capes; the matron of honor in deep garnet red and the bridesmaids in emerald green.
The best man was Daniel Berkowitz of New York City and the ushers were the groom's brother, Major John W. Bowman Jr., USMC. and brother-in-law, Dennis P.Perman, both of Washington, D.C.; Charles Mitchell of Chicago, John C. Venema and Anthony Schenzk, both of new York City.
Mrs. Bowman, a writer who will continue to use her maiden name professionally, is a summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princetown University, a university scholar, and the recipient of the F.L. Page Prize for creative writing and the Class of 1859 Prize for excellence in English. She is the daughter of the late Robert O.Parks, who at the time of his death in 1963, was manager of the investment researach department of Goldman Sachs & Co., and had been vice-president of Bankers' Trust of New York. Her step-father, Frank Willis, is national marketing director of Bobker Bearings, Inc., New York.
Mr. Bowman graduated from St. Albana Preparatory School here and Princeton University in 1974. He is the son of Col. (USMC ret.) John Webster Bowman, the vice-president of Fatzier Gross & Clay, broadcast management consultants, and Mrs. Bowman; and grandson of Mrs. Smith J. Hempstone, all of this city; and the descendant of the late Theodore aW. Noyes and Crosby S. Noyes, editors and owners of the Washington Star for over 100 years. He is also the grandson of Lee Reed Bowman of Sikeston, Mo., former President and chairman of the board of The Scout Couty Milling Co., of that city.
After a honeymoon in Bermuda, the couple are at home in New York City where Mrs. Bowman is assistant in promotion and publicity for G.P.Putnam's Sons, publishers. Mr. Bowman is audience promotion director for the Washinghouse station, KYW-TV, Channel 3, in Philadelphia.