It was fate that led Lisa Dolan to become a wedding photographer. When she graduated college, several of her friends had gotten engaged and asked her to capture their big days. “I just fell in love with it, and the rest is history,” she recalls.
Throughout all of history, roses have been a part of every important ceremony and celebration since the time of the ancient Greeks. Roses are, by far, the most-requested choice for weddings, earning the title as the most romantic of flowers.
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.
The subject of destination weddings sometimes brings a mixed response: Some love the opportunity for breathtaking photos and a memorable week or weekend away, while others think it might impose on guests. What if that destination feel was available right outside the city?
As the old year comes to an end and we are on the cusps of ringing in the new, many of us may pause to reflect and perhaps consider our friends and family members. Of course, breaking bread often plays an important role at gatherings, and this year’s compilation of cookbooks offers pleasing propositions for entertaining, as well a quiet meal at home. Enjoy!
Madeline McBride Scott, daughter of Mr. and Dr. James McAfee Scott; Sarah Gavin Ashmore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Craig W. Ashmore
Tim Fogerty walks his daughter, Katie, down the aisle. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress.
Bride Katie Fogerty, a professional wedding planner, and her groom, Adam Turner, walk down the aisle under a shower of metallic gold confetti.
Madison Shultz, the flower girl at Lauren Montgomery and Andrew Sullivan’s wedding, tests out a bed while the bride gets ready.
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.
In the realm of wedding planning, there is nothing more beautiful or exciting to be a part of than a well-done Christmas wedding. The romance of a wedding, and the awe and majesty of Christmas combine to provide memories that are unequaled.
Elizabeth Anne Gerhart & Michael Gregg Benner
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Gateway to Hope, which provides uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients and those at high risk of having breast cancer with comprehensive care at no cost, has announced MARY LEE SALZER as its executive director.
Sandy And Tom McBride
Wedding cakes play a starring role at any wedding. It usually is given a table all its own, positioned strategically so that as many guests can see it as possible. Cutting of the cake can be a high point in the wedding reception. Wedding cakes, the cutting of, and the eating of the proffered bites by your new spouse has been a classical idea steeped in symbolism—usually to ensure a fruitful union.
Elizabeth Marie DiLoreto & Jordan Keith Strope
Ashley Hollensbe and Scott Pilkington have known each other for so long—and have so many mutual friends—that “nobody got introduced the entire night,” of the wedding, Scott says.
Story: Benjamin Murphy is a square peg in a round hole. He is not compelled to conform to the daily routine at the “Continental branch of Consolidated Shirt Makers,” where his colleagues dress alike and act alike in unison. This confounds the manager, Mr. Gum, who is further perplexed when Murphy refers to some unknown “stairs to the roof” that Murphy climbs to alleviate the boredom.
For the final event (of eight) to celebrate their marriage, Afnan Tariq planned an evening of family, music, elegance and cultural traditions for his new wife, Ayesha Ahmed.
His skills are far beyond your wildest imagination: By day, he dons a black T-shirt and shorts as a personal trainer; by night, he can be found in wigs, tights, capes, feathers and mirrors. Meet Leo Stoff, one of the most versatile performance artists in St Louis, who excels in trick-roping, stilt-walking, aerial silks and Japanese Taiko drumming.
Anne Allred and Drew Lammert added hints of Southern charm to their nuptials for an affair that was fun and care-free, much like the two of them.
Lindsey Farr and Randy Abbott mixed classic traditions with modern details to celebrate their love and marriage.
The luck of the Irish was with Cori Frank and Sean Murphy on August 2, when they wed at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish.