Joan Irvine Smith
- Over the Moon: Fall Affairs Brides and grooms, estimable estates, and the very best autumn benefits in Hunt Country.
Brides and grooms, estimable estates, and the very best autumn benefits in Hunt Country.
By Vicky Moon
NUPTIALS OF NOTE
Julie Martin and Charley Matheson tied the knot recently after a long courtship. The bride’s mother, Diane Martin, and her sisters Mia Glickman and Suzanne Cooke, were in attendance as well as the bridegroom’s brothers and sister, friends, and other family members at an elegant reception at the couple’s home, “RoseBank.” The newlyweds, who share a love of horses, have been documenting their fox hunting forays, with Julie carrying a video camera on horseback –quite a feat while galloping over hill and dale.
Richmond native Janie Covington and Andrew Motion, a local gentleman/ estate agent with Sheridan-MacMahon Ltd., have announced their engagement and will soon join the Mathesons as prominent Hunt Country newlyweds.
REAL ESTATE NEWS
“The Oaks,” the 215-acre estate formerly owned by philanthropist and environmentalist Joan Irvine Smith (as in the Irvine Museum, University of California/Irvine, etc.) has been sold. Some will recall that Smith’s late former husband, Cappy Smith, was a legendary dashing horseman and a master of the Orange County Hunt.