Story: Fritz Kobus, a wealthy 19th century landowner, argues with his friend, a rabbi named David, about the institution of marriage. Although he provides a dowry for a young couple, Fritz disdains marriage and wagers with David one of his vineyards that he will never become married himself.
Anyone can do a candlelit dinner or a moonlit stroll, but if you truly want to wow your sweetie for Valentine’s Day, it will take some planning, so get started now. To help, here we present some of the area’s most elaborate romantic offerings to really sweep her off her feet!
Puffy sleeves, jumbo bowties, pastel satin as far as the eye can see… The problem with trends is the easy transition from dashing to dated. For this year’s brides and grroms, local pros weigh-in on the wedding trends of 2014; these are the ones that are here to stay—at least for another year.
Ken Miesner’s designed this classic and crisp bouquet for Molly Wickenhauser’s big day.
Tina Barrera, The Special Event Florist, added varying shades of pink to Leanne Donovan’s bouquet.
The bright pinks and purples in the bouquets at Emilie Morris and Robert Garwitz’s wedding, created by Bloomin’ Buckets, complemented the neutral-colored bridesmaids’ dresses.
Representing each of her bridesmaid’s unique personalities, bride Megan Hornof gave each one a different bouquet. Each bridesmaid also wore a different style of navy dress.
Much of Old Webster is rich in history. Today, shoppers can dine on gourmet burgers or sip fine wines, breathe new life into their closet, try their hand at an art project or transform the look of their home, all within a few square blocks.
Riesling may frighten a wine novice as misconceptions run rampant when it comes to this fine wine. But let’s not be confused between big fruits and sweetness. Sweet does not necessarily equal sugary, and not all rieslings are even sweet.
Becca Quinn ravishes in her Amsale dress at her wedding to Phil Herich.
Jeffry Quinn accompanies his daughter, Becca, down the aisle at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis.
Flower girl Vivianne Herich wears a floral crown created by Festive Atmospheres at the wedding of Becca Quinn and Phil Herich.
Festive Atmospheres designed the white rose bouquets for Rebecca Rubin-Schlansky’s marriage to Michael Vredenburgh.
The bridesmaids’ bouquets designed by Bloomin’ Buckets added romance and femininity to Libby Sallaberry’s wedding to Glenn McGowan.
Sisters Floral created the white and pink bouquets for Kari Martin’s and Justin Gardner’s September 14 wedding.
Simone Faure of La Patisserie Chouquette created this elegant cake for Becca Quinn and Phil Herich’s September 7 wedding.
So this weekend is Mother’s Day. Personally I never held much stock in the event. It’s an overly involved brunch, some unwanted picture taking and a lot of beginner-level pottery. Now I’m not made of stone, an affectionate handmade card gets me every time, but the rest? Honestly, I would skip the holiday altogether if it meant eliminating the ads, commercials and hype. That being said, I did, purely for curiosity’s sake, browse the interweb to see what was trending for moms. These are the top 10 gifts virtual men have chosen for the moms in their lives:
On a recent sunny spring afternoon at Parc Provence, a resident was helping arrange flowers from the greenhouse when she had an idea: She would make a beautiful bouquet for her daughter’s visit. This is the type of special experience Parc Provence aims to enjoy with residents every day. “We try to create moments of happiness,” says administrator Tracy Cecil. “We celebrate the residents; we celebrate their life successes; and we celebrate who they are.”
Lauren Hope Marglous and H. Peter Rawson Steffen
St. Louis interior designer Jay Eiler’s sleek navy study makes us want to clean up our act. All of this perfection begs the question: Does good design really encourage us to live and work more beautifully? We went to Eiler for answers.
Keeping a definite style throughout will make your wedding memorable—and you’ll never have any regrets.
For many, it’s just not spring without a fresh bouquet of fragrant bulbs or a vivid arrangement of bright flora. To celebrate the season, local florists show us their take on spring floral designs.