Jennifer Reiss and Jerred Killoren
A fall wedding is planned for Jennifer Ashley Reiss and Jerred Francis Killoren. Jennifer is the daughter of Sharon Reiss and the late Michael Reiss of Creve Coeur; and the granddaughter of Kenneth and Marlene Skaggs, and Raye and the late Delvin Reiss of St. Louis. Jerred is the son of Jack and Laura Killoren of Fenton; and the grandson of Donald and Sue Dobbs of Fenton, and the late Peggy Killoren.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School. She earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and leadership from Saint Louis University. Jennifer currently is an executive assistant at Elan Polo International.
The future groom is a graduate of De Smet Jesuit High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and finance from Saint Louis University. Jerred currently is the assistant finance manager at Dobbs Tire and Auto Centers, Inc.
The couple will be wed in October at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Following a honeymoon in Italy, the couple will reside in Brentwood.
Vanessa Puzder and Joseph Kohorst
Mr. Andrew Franklin Puzder of Montecito, Calif. and Mrs. Lisa Ann Fierstein of St. Louis are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Vanessa Margaret Puzder, to Joseph Edward Kohorst, son of Edward Joseph Kohorst of Rockwall, Texas and Judith Hanson of St. Louis.
The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Clayton High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Kent State University in 2001. Vanessa currently is self-employed as a personal shopper and freelance fashion consultant in Dallas, Texas.
The future groom is a 1993 graduate of Clayton High School. Joe, a decorated veteran, served as a sergeant in the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Division from 2000 to 2004. He currently is employed at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning.
Joe and Vanessa have known each other since high school. Their paths crossed in St. Louis many years later, and the casual friendship quickly matured into love. Joe popped the question in Cape May, N.J. The couple will be wed on February 22, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes in University City, with a reception to follow at the Missouri Athletic Center. After a honeymoon in Punta Cana, the couple will reside in Dallas.
Natalya Bryantseva and Brian Nauert
Natalya Bryantseva, daughter of Ms. Svetlana Nesterova of Almaty, Kazakhstan is to be married to Brian Nauert, son of Ms. Margaret Nauert of Melbourne Beach, Fla.
The bride-to-be received her bachelor’s degree in biology in 1997 at Kazakh State National University and currently works as a healthcare professional.
The future groom earned his bachelor’s degree in 1984 from Maryville University. He is president of Bugs by Brian, a professional pest management company.
A blind date in December of 2012 brought Brian and Natalya together. As the following spring came to a close, Brian planned a grand engagement surprise with a party on a friend’s private estate, located high along the bluffs of the Missouri River. As Natalya and close friends of the couple were gathered on the patio, serenaded by a violinist, Brian approached on horseback with two dozen roses and an engagement ring. Trumpets signaled his arrival, and the rest was history. The couple will be wed on October 12 at The Church of the Annunziata in Ladue, with a reception to follow at a chateau in Chesterfield.
Elizabeth Bawden and Marc Goldstein
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Bawden of Chesterfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Bawden, to Marc Goldstein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldstein of Clayton.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Parkway Central High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Indiana University in 2006. Elizabeth currently is a developmental editor at Elsevier.
The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School. He graduated with a dual major in psychology and history in 2007 from New York University, and earned his juris doctorate from the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis in 2010. Marc is an attorney at Polsinelli.
The couple will be wed on December 7 in St. Louis. After a honeymoon in Nevis, West Indies, Marc and Elizabeth will reside in the Central West End.