Katherine Watt & Richard Banahan

Bob and Anne Watt of Ladue are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Berman Watt, to Richard Kyle Banahan, son of Richard and Joy Banahan of Crestwood.

The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of MICDS. She received a B.A. from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa., in 2006 and an M.B.A. from Washington University’s Olin Business School in 2012. Katie is an account manager at Express Scripts.

The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Saint Louis University High School. He received a B.A. from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, in 2006 and an M.B.A. from Washington University’s Olin Business School in 2012. Kyle is a marketing associate at Nestle.

Katie and Kyle met through a mutual friend in 2008, and became engaged on Captiva Island, Fla., in April 2012. The couple will celebrate their marriage at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis on May 25, 2013. They will honeymoon in Costa Rica, and then return to Cleveland, Ohio, where they currently reside.

Jennifer Bickel & William Bender

Jennifer Anne Bickel and Dr. William Scott Bender were married May 12, 2012 in a nuptial mass celebrated by the Rev. James Duffy at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel in Washington, D.C. A reception followed at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Bickel of Huntleigh Woods. Laura Bickel, sister of the bride, served as maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Laura McGuinness and Sarah Bender, sisters of the groom, and Amber Fletcher, Erin Hamm and Whitney Miller. Jennifer is a graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Washington University in St. Louis, and is an MBA candidate at the Georgetown University School of Business.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Bender of Mattapoisett, Mass. Doug Gascon served as the best man. Groomsmen were Craig Hine, Jamie McInerney, Brian Martin, Andrew Strong and Will Rushton. Ushers were Jack Lawton, Patrick Lawton, Robert McGuiness and Chris Merrick. William completed his residency in internal medicine at Georgetown and is currently a fellow in pulmonary-intensive care at New York University Medical Center in New York City. The newlyweds honeymooned in the Dominican Republic. They now reside in New York City.




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