Story: In this updated version of the classic fairy tale, Ella (Cinderella) toils away as a domestic for her haughty stepmother and two stepsisters following the death of her father. She dreams of a better life, which she fantasizes about with her friends, a woman named Crazy Marie who lives near the forest, and Jean-Michel, a young man who fights for the rights of the oppressed people of the kingdom.
Story: Henry Bingham has a tough track record as president of Quail Valley Country Club. That’s because his team has lost five consecutive times in the annual golf match with its arch-rival club, which is helmed by the insufferable Dickie Bell.
In the 56-year history of the Fleur de Lis Charity Ball, family traditions have become a defining feature of the event, second only to its primary mission of raising funds for pediatric medical research. As a token of their families’ longstanding history with the Fleur de Lis, many of the girls presented at this year’s ball wore mementos from years gone by.
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.
From the perfect white dress to the luxurious flowers, from the mouth-watering cake to your favorite photos—see some of the year's most memorable weddings.
Kaye and Austin McCaskill, the son of Sen. Claire McCaskill, married at the Shrine of St. Joseph, with a reception at The Chase Park Plaza.
Mr. and Mrs. Danny and Ashley Elchert celebrated their marriage at Mad Art Gallery, with Ashley in a Modern Trousseau gown.
Emilie Morris looked stunning on her wedding day, when she wed Robert Garwitz at Saint Peter Catholic Church.
Molly Wickenhauser wore a Carolina Herrera dress during her October 4 wedding to Steven Sumner.
Tim Fogerty walks his daughter, Katie, down the aisle. The bride wore a Vera Wang dress.
Adam Turner wore a Sam Cavato tuxedo, and his groomsmen wore Vera Wang, for his wedding to Katie Fogerty.
At her wedding at Walkers Bluff Wine Cave in Carterville, Illinois, Sarah Arseneau wore an Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal gown from Fleur de Lis Bridal Boutique.
Bride Katie Fogerty, a professional wedding planner, and her groom, Adam Turner, walk down the aisle under a shower of metallic gold confetti.
Ring bearer Jack Mantovani doubled as ring security at Katie Fogerty and Adam Turner’s wedding.
Guests at Katie Fogerty and Adam Turner’s nuptials got to try every flavor of the couple’s trio of tiered cakes from The Cakery.
Ana Hernandez, wearing a Paula Varsalona gown, shares a laugh with her bridesmaids.
In the past, mammograms always were very stressful for Jamie Jones of O’Fallon. Now 46, the mother of three girls is classified as having ‘dense’ breast tissue, and as a result, every year, she would get a call afterward that there might be a problem, and she needed to come in for more tests.
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
Story: War is raging in Europe, but novelist Charles Condomine enjoys the good life at his English country estate. Wishing to include an element of the occult in his next book, he invites Madame Arcati, a local eccentric who claims she is a medium to the spirit world, to his home.
Although it’s been 20 years since David Halen was named concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, he still savors that moment. “The announcement was made the night Isaac Stern was featured soloist for our orchestra," he recalls.
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.
Sometimes, dreams do come true. And sometimes, it's not wildly difficult to make that happen. Gardeners, once they learn of it, dream about the Chelsea Flower Show. So do some of us who just love the beauty of botany. This year, I was able to go.
Lindsey Farr and Randy Abbott mixed classic traditions with modern details to celebrate their love and marriage.
Thanks to busy plant breeders, black has arrived as the new 'in' color for landscape design. The range of horticultural offerings has grown so significantly in recent years that it now needs to be added to our garden wish lists.
It’s safe to assume that when you visit a high-end department store, the staff will go the extra mile to make the shopping experience a memorable one. But if you’re looking for a bit of extra attention—whether it’s help finding a gown for an upcoming gala, seeking out versatile styles to complete your suitcase for a trip to the coast, or a complete seasonal wardrobe overhaul—a number of local stores offer designated personal shoppers who can lend their undivided attention to your search.