Alison Reilly & Andrew Menatti

Dr. and Mrs. William Reilly of Ladue and Barbara Reilly of Chicago are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Renee Reilly, to Andrew Roberts Menatti, son of Charles and Karen Menatti of Herndon, Va.

The bride-to-be graduated from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in 2003 and Boston College in 2007 with a B.A. in psychology. Currently, Alison is a Ph.D. student at Ohio University.

The future groom graduated from University of Virginia in 2008 with a B.A. in psychology and foreign affairs. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at Ohio University.

Alison and Andrew met at Ohio University when he was interviewing for admission to the clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Alison, who was a first-year student in the program, voted in his favor. They began dating a few months later, and became engaged the following year at a bed and breakfast in Charlottesville, Va. They are planning a December 31 ceremony at Church of the Annunziata, with a reception to follow at Old Warson Country Club. Following a honeymoon at The Ritz-Carlton on the island of St. Thomas, they will reside in Athens, Ohio.

Killian Lamkin & Zachary Mandel

Killian Hein Lamkin and Zachary Mandel were married August 11 in a non-denominational ceremony officiated by the Rev. Don Hamel at Portage Lake in Onekama, Mich., at sunset. A lakeside reception followed at the historic Portage Point Inn, where guests enjoyed dinner and dancing.

The bride is the daughter of Walter Lamkin of St. Louis and the late Linda Lamkin. The bride’s sisters, Katherine Lamkin, Gibson Lamkin and Lisa Peterson; as well as the groom’s sisters, Courtney Swillinger and Elizabeth Mandel; and Anne Haffenreffer, Jacqueline Ross and Jodi Kahn, served as bridesmaids. Killian is a graduate of Mary Institute and Country Day School and Vanderbilt University.

The groom is the son of Alan and Annette Mandel of St. Louis. The groom’s brothers, Lt. Robert Mandel, Adam Mandel and Christopher Eagleton; the bride’s brother, Russell Lamkin; and Nicholas Pope and Thomas Bawden, served as groomsmen. Zachary is a graduate of Mary Institute and Country Day School and Washington University. The newlyweds honeymooned in Paros-Ios-Santorini in Greece. They reside in Toronto, Ontario.

Megan Stephens & Nathan Keller

Megan Jane Stephens and Nathan Thomas Keller were married June 9 in a ceremony officiated by the Rev. Sarah Brouwer at Ladue Chapel. Following the ceremony, the couple was showered with bubbles as they drove off in a vintage Rolls Royce. A reception followed at the Missouri Athletic Club, where guests enjoyed music by Arvell and Co and a photo booth, as well as Oreo shakes as a late-night treat—all while Shake Shake Shake by KC and the Sunshine Band played.

The bride is the daughter of Scott and Mary Jane Stephens of Chillicothe, Mo. The bride’s sister, Ali Stephens, served as maid of honor; and Ali Estery, Lauren Mahe, Anna Moritz, Katy Murphy, Megan Montibeller, Meghan Hornsby and Sara Cone served as bridesmaids. Megan is a business development manager for Information System Services

The groom is the son of Tom and Marsha Keller of St. Louis and the grandson of Helen Keller of Kirkwood. The groom’s father served as best man and Craig Schlapprizzi, Chris Fox, Kenny Baugfeldt, Charlie Felker, Craig Mayer, Rob Cogan and Chris Cone served as groomsmen. Nathan is a director of sales for Contegix, LLC. The newlyweds honeymooned in Europe, where they visited Rome, Florence, Sienna and the islands of Positano and Capri on the Almafi Coast. They reside in Frontenac.


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