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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 pm

Emily Bliss Fowler-Cornfeld & James Wright Clayton

Jann Fowler-Cornfeld and Jim Cornfeld are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily, to James Clayton, the son of Ellen and Jay Clayton of Nashville, Tennessee. The couple is planning a June 28 wedding at the Music Stand and Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park.

Emily, a 2005 graduate of Clayton High School, received her economics degree from Williams College. While there, she held several internships, including working for Sen. Claire McCaskill in Washington, D.C., and at the Economic Policy Research Institute in South Africa. She has spent the last two years in Washington, D.C., at Democracy International, working on democratic governance projects in developing countries.

Jim graduated from the University School of Nashville, and earned a degree in history and art history with honors from Williams College. In addition to interning for Congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee, the groom-to-be also received his juris doctorate from Vanderbuilt University, where he served as editor of the Law Review. He now works for Hogan Lovells, a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Following their honeymoon in Ethiopia and Zanzibar, the couple will shuttle back and forth between Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, where Emily will begin an MBA program at The Wharton School of the University of Philadelphia.


Kyle Anne Copeland & Alexander Morrison Rapp

Mr. and Mrs. Kent Rapp of St. Louis are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Alex, to Kyle Anne Copeland, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Copeland of Atlanta. The couple is planning an Oct. 25 wedding at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, with a reception to follow at the Capital City Club.

The future groom attended Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School before graduating with a degree in government from Dartmouth College in 2009. The future bride graduated with a degree in public policy studies and English from Duke University in 2009. The couple met at Google, Inc., where they currently work in digital media sales, partnering with advertisers in the travel and education industries.

After the wedding, they will honeymoon on Maui and Kauai, Hawaii. They reside in San Francisco.


Pascale Marie Thomas & Tayo Eniola Famakinwa

Dr. and Mrs. Jean-Alfred and Mary Thomas of Creve Coeur are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Pascale, to Tayo Famakinwa, the son of Mr. Kunle Famakinwa of Raleigh, North Carolina and Ms. Melinda Ross of Chicago. The couple will wed Oct. 11 at Our Lady of the Pillar Church, with a reception to follow at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis.

The bride-to-be graduated from John Burroughs School in 2001, and attended Duke University and Harvard Law School. The future groom received his bachelor of science degree from Duke University.

Pascale and Tayo met in college, where a shared commitment to community involvement drew them together as fast friends. Reunited in Chicago a few years after graduation, their friendship turned romantic. This past March, Tayo proposed to Pascale in Chicago after traveling to St. Louis to seek her parents’ blessing. The couple will be relocating to New York, where Tayo has joined Teneo Holdings, LLC, an international corporate advisory firm, as a senior VP. Pascale will continue to work for Z Capital Partners, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity firm, where she currently serves as assistant general counsel.


Molly Wickenhauser & Steven Sumner

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Wickenhauser of Godfrey, Illinois, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly, to Steven J. Sumner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven P. Sumner of Town & Country.

The bride-to-be attended Southeast Missouri State University, and graduated with a bachelor of science in criminal justice in 2006, and a master of science in criminal justice in 2008. She was an active member of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta, and the University Honors Program. Molly now works as a risk-management consultant at Charles L. Crane Agency in St. Louis.

The future groom graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory School in 1999. He then attended DePauw University, where he was an active member of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, and the jazz ensemble. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in communications in 2003, and works as the VP of administration for Datamax Incorporated in St. Louis.

Steven proposed to Molly in La Jolla, California, at Sunset Cliffs, overlooking the ocean. The couple will wed Oct. 4 at Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, with a reception to follow at Old Warson Country Club. They will honeymoon in Curaçao.

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