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Black Tie:

January 16, 2012

Legendary Party in London

Regal British Style Reigns at the Shepherd Center Benefit

  • Photos by Jim Fitts

The Queen’s royal guard, “crown jewels,” Union Jacks, red “telly” booths, and even a Queen Mum sighting brought London to the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead for this year’s festive Legendary Party

The VIPs

Co-chairs Cindy and Bill Voyles, chair elect Kay Quigley, honorary chair Ruth Anthony, Alana and Harold Shepherd of the Shepherd Center, and honored guests Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill; Her Majesty’s Consul General Anabelle Malins, and W. Wesley Devoto OBE

The Venue

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, transformed for the night into the Ritz London by A Legendary Event.

Chair elect Kay Quigley, Co-Chairs Cindy and Bill Voyles, Honorary Chair Ruth Anthony Chair elect Kay Quigley, Co-Chairs Cindy and Bill Voyles, Honorary Chair Ruth Anthony

The Highlights

Black-tie guests, many in Union Jack colors of red and blue for this year’s theme “Legendary Treasures of London,” enjoyed a gourmet dinner by The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead’s executive chef Peter Zampaglione and two Brit. guest chefs: chef de cuisine Peter Byrne and pastry chef Ludovic Lantier, both from Gordon Ramsay at Powerscourt. After dinner, guests danced to the lively Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters band. The revelry continued late-night with several casino games, a photo booth, and even a late night waffle bar.

The Scene-Makers

Among the crowd of London merry-makers:Valery and Rob Jordan, Krist and Ben Voyles, Kristy and Michael Robison, Elizabeth Allen, Jack Sawyer, Carey and Doug Benham, Eric and Barbara Joiner, Terry and Wes Vawter, Jada and Tom Loveless, Eli and Heather Flint, Sandra Ryder, Karen and John Spiegel, Cyndae Arrendale, Eileen and Bo Dubose.

The Cause

The Legendary Party is Shepherd Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. All patient programs at the center are 100% donor-funded. The Shepherd Center is a nationally renowned treatment and rehabilitation center for head and spinal cord injuries.  For more information visit

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