Three local pastry chefs share this year’s popular trends in wedding cakes.

Three local jewelry experts share what’s trending in engagement and wedding ring styles this season.

Nicholle Turano and Arthur Harmon were both resident assistants for their now-alma mater, Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.

Matt Stein and Sydney Levinson’s first encounter had a fairly daunting audience.

You wouldn’t expect Charles M. Schultz’s classic cartoon strip Peanuts to play an integral role in the spark of a romance, but then again, love turns up in unexpected places. 

Both born and raised in St. Louis, Emily Naegeli and Conner Keefe were introduced by Emily’s good friend from high school, Emily Kossman, who happened to be one of Conner’s neighbors from childhood. 

Trucks are trending at weddings this season – from makeup and hair services used before the ceremony to cocktails and desserts at the reception.

LN spotlights some of this year’s most museworthy details from lovely local weddings.

Maggie McCarthy and Andrew Desloge were having separate nights out with friends at Planter’s House in Lafayette Square in the spring of 2014 when Andrew approached Maggie at the bar.

“We owe it all to Cassandra,” is how the couple begins their love story.

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.

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