Laura Dawson DiLeo and Andrew Steven Elliott were married on January 28, 2017, in a ceremony officiated by Deacon Philip Hengen and Father Gary Braun at the Catholic Student Center in Washington University. A reception followed at Moulin, where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing.

Since the Veiled Prophet Organization was established by prominent St. Louisans in 1878, the Veiled Prophet Ball has been an annual event celebrating generations of local debutantes. Being invited to participate is an honor, and being chosen for the Veiled Prophet’s court of honor is even mo…

What has the Veiled Prophet Organization taught you about tradition and community?

The Veiled Prophet Organization (VP) has a storied history in St. Louis, but one thing has not changed in its 139 years: The civic group still seeks to make its city better for its citizens.

Melissa Baranay & Michael Lewis

Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Kim Bass are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lo’Real Chiffon, to Olubunmi (Bunmi) Babatunde, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harrison and Margaret Akingbade. Ms. Eunice Bass, grandmother of Lo’Real, joins in sharing the celebratory news.

Mr. and Mrs. Jay and Maria Shields of Frontenac are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Marguerite Grace, to Mark Lorin (Ren), son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Julie Mullinix of Richmond, Virginia. Grandparents Mr. and the late Mrs. John and Claire Shields of Ladue and Mr. an…

Kathryn (Katie) O’Brien Trout met Douglas (Doug) Martin Ackerman at the wedding of some mutual friends, not knowing, one day, the celebration would be for them. “We met again a couple of years later at a charity event and went on our first date,” Katie says. “I soon [went] to Rome to witness…

Jordan Blase & Trey Sanders

Katherine (Kat) Jane McCarter and Anthony (Tony) James Wright met in the sixth grade. “Marriage wasn’t on my mind then, but I thought Kat was cute and fun,” Tony shares. It wasn’t until freshmen year at Parkway North that the two started a relationship, which endured through their Mizzou day…