Date: Sept. 3, 2011
Ceremony: Graham Chapel at Washington University
Reception: Saint Louis Club
Photographer: Joanna Kleine Photography
Band: Steve Schankman Orchestra followed by Ticket to the Beatles
Cake: Saint Louis Club
Gown: Enzoani/Maiden Voyage Bridal Bridesmaid
Dresses: Jasmine Bridal/Maiden Voyage Bridal
Officiate: The Rev. John Kramer
Wedding Planner: Simply & Forever Event Planning
The Bridal Party
Maid of Honor: Claire Eschen
Best Man: Kevin Moloney
Bridesmaids: Erin Steinbruegge Lisa Keller Cindy Goldberg
Groomsmen: Robert Moloney Daniel Moloney Paul Eschen
Erin Eschen is the daughter of James and Laura Eschen of University City and the granddaughter of Frederick Hess of St. Jacob, Ill. Christopher Moloney is the son of Mrs. Elise Moloney and the late James Moloney of St. Louis.
Erin Eschen and Christopher Moloney met in 2007 when they both worked for the same company. They began dating one year later. Erin vividly remembers when she recognized Chris as ‘the one,’ “I saw him escort his mother down the aisle at The Fox Theatre… the amount of respect and courtesy he displayed towards her, myself and others proved to me that chivalry is not dead!” Chris saw their relationship as a match made in heaven from the very beginning. “We clicked from the start, our backgrounds and perspectives on life are so closely aligned, so it felt like we already knew each other.”
Chris proposed in the South of France at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc Antibes with the Mediterranean Sea as the backdrop. “I could barely speak, it was all so amazing,” he recalls. Friends and family joined the couple at Graham Chapel on the campus of Washington University for a ceremony filled with special details. A reception followed at the Saint Louis Club, where guests were greeted with a glass of champagne with strawberries upon arrival. A cocktail hour was accompanied by a violin quartet, preceded by a live orchestra performance. Guests also danced the night away to a Beatles tribute band.
The newlyweds honeymooned in Fiji where they enjoyed relaxation and sun in an over-water hut, and Sydney, Australia where they mingled with koala bears and explored on an all day scuba-diving boat tour of the Great Barrier Reef. The couple resides in Clayton where Erin works as an online and social media marketing manager for Perficient Inc. in Chesterfield and Chris is chief marketing officer and Senior VP of Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis.