Katherine Marie Bear and Adam Joseph Brown

Stephen and Susan Bear of Chesterfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine, to Adam Brown, the son of Joseph and Susan Brown of Overland Park, Kansas. The couple is planning a September 13 wedding at Graham Chapel, with a reception to follow at Crowne Plaza St. Louis-Clayton.

The bride-to-be attended Westminster Christian Academy before graduating magna cum laude from the University of Missouri in 2010 with a bachelor of journalism in strategic communication. She now works as an account supervisor at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency in New York.

The future groom graduated from the University of Kansas in 2010 with a bachelor of science in political science, and currently is an underwriter for ACE Group in New York. The couple met through mutual friends in March 2012 and began dating soon after. Katherine and Adam got engaged at the Grand Hotel in Mackinac Island, Michigan, while the couple was vacationing with Adam’s family.

After a honeymoon on Maui, the couple will reside in New York.

Becky Schnoebelen and Grant Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schnoebelen of Kirkwood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Becky, to Grant Johnson, the son of Ms. Lanier Fisher of Athens, Texas, and the late Mr. Donald Craig Johnson. Becky and Grant are planning a November 8 wedding at the Church of the Annunziata, and a reception at the Missouri Athletic Club.

The bride-to-be graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy in 2005. She received her bachelor’s in science and master’s in accountancy from the University of Missouri, and is currently working toward a master’s in the art of teaching from Lindenwood University. She works as a sixth-grade teacher at St. Mark Catholic School in Plano, Texas.

The future groom received his bachelor’s of science in kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin, and his juris doctor from Washington University. He works as a litigation attorney at Locke Lord LLP in Dallas, Texas.

Becky and Grant met in 2011 at a friend’s birthday party, while Grant was attending law school in St. Louis. Grant proposed in October 2013. After the wedding, the newlyweds will honeymoon on the island of Maui, and live in Dallas.

Mary Elizabeth Boehne and John Albert Bogacki

John and Michelle Boehne of St. Louis are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary, to John Bogacki, the son of John and Madonna Bogacki.

Mary, the granddaughter of Adelaide Corbett, graduated from St. John the Baptist High School in 2004. She received an associate’s degree in culinary and pastry from St. Louis Community College, and a bachelor’s in hotel restaurant management from the University of Missouri. She now serves as the corporate chef at Strange Donuts.

John, the grandson of Albert Bogacki and Marie Muehlberg, graduated from Christian Brothers College High School in 2003. He received his associate’s degree in hotel restaurant management and culinary from St. Louis Community College, and his bachelor’s in organizational studies from Saint Louis University in 2008. He currently works as a sales representative at Ford Hotel Supply. The couple will wed on November 1, and will reside in St. Louis.

Ashley Anne Sewell and Patrick Michael Ryan

In a May 24 ceremony in Osterville, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, Ashley Sewell wed Patrick Ryan.

The bride is the daughter of Patricia and Larry Sewell of St. Louis, and works as a VP in the investment management division at Goldman Sachs in New York City. Her sister, Stephanie King, served as the matron of honor. Jamie Hais, the bride’s lifelong friend, served as maid of honor. Raashi Bhalla, Alexis Machabanski, Laura McCarthy, Addie McKinney, Kathryn Preston and Jennifer Tavares were bridesmaids.

The groom is the son of Mary Ryan of Boston, and the late Michael Ryan. He works as a manager of partnership marketing for the National Hockey League. His three brothers, Christopher, Timothy and Michael Jr., served as best men. Charles Clarke, Ryan Dinsmore, Tyler Gaffney, Mark McAndrew and Brian Sharnick served as groomsmen. Ashley’s nephew, Graham King, was the ring bearer. The Rev. Patrick O’Donovan and Denzil Luckritz officiated the ceremony, which was held at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Osterville, Massachusetts. A reception at Wianno Club, overlooking the Nantucket Sound, followed, where the bride and groom performed a choreographed first dance to Frankie Valli’s Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. They honeymooned in Hawaii, and currently reside in New York City.

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