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Keeping a definite style throughout will make your wedding memorable—and you’ll never have any regrets.
On a warm August day at a historic plantation in South Carolina, Allison Harding and Brian Reichenbach wed in true Southern style.
Jeanne Hosler and Timothy Kaufmann
You could say that timing is everything when it comes to the romance between Megan Sclaroff and Daniel Katz.
Jill Suzanne Hentz and James Anthony Moise II
Story: Complicated Lives is comprised of four short, one-act plays by local playwright and actor Stephen Peirick.
The success behind The Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery in Kimmswick is a story of blood, sweat and tears. Walking inside the charming, homespun eatery in the historic Mississippi River town is like going to Grandma’s house for Sunday dinner, where you’ll find of the best home-cooked, country-style meals around. And you can’t leave without the famous Levee High Caramel Pecan Apple Pie (trademark-registered).
Friends and family say that Megan McCarthy Strout and Ryan Emerson Maher were meant to be together—even if their paths often seemed to lead them apart.
Writing your thank-you notes should start right after any engagement party you may have. If people are kind enough to give you a gift, a lovely handwritten note (on a fold-over note card, written in black ink) is a priority—a priority you should carry all through the bridal shower, cocktail parties, rehearsal dinner and wedding events.
Stephanie Barton Mitchell & Con Curran Coulter II
Planning a wedding tends to make brides-to-be and their mothers very irritable and annoyed—and usually with each other. What should be one of the happiest collaborations ever may turn into a nasty test of wills.
This is a topic I am constantly asked to revisit. I believe there are a lot of fathers of the brides who don’t even think about ‘the speech’ until the last minute.
Julie Elizabeth Meyers and Jason Andrew Shanker first said “I do” during the Sadie Hawkins dance at Camp Sabra in Rocky Mount, Mo., when Julie was 12 and Jason was 14. Unfortunately, as young love can be unpredictable, they went their separate ways after camp was over. But as fate would have it, the two reunited in their late teen years back at Camp Sabra, this time as camp counselors.
Ely Comerio Anderson was living in Baton Rouge, La., and visiting her parents in St. Louis when she met Edward Patrick 'Ted' Thurmond on a blind date. The two hit it off right away and ended up closing the restaurant down at 1:00 a.m. The two were engaged at the Saint Louis Club after what Ely jokingly describes as “a series of deceptions.”
Trieste Lynn Signorino and Patrick Adams Bowe met in high school; and even then, Trieste knew she had found the one she would spend her life with. “I realized he would support me in following my dreams, even if it meant being apart while we both went to college,” she explained. Patrick popped the question over a simple dinner at Trieste’s apartment, not realizing it was April Fool’s Day when he proposed. Luckily for both, it was not a prank.
Timing was just right for Lauren Paige Macheca and Michael Anthony Ambersley when they met at Bar Louie in Kirkwood through a mutual friend. They discovered that their paths had intertwined for years, but it wasn’t until that January night that they officially had their first conversation – which was the beginning of a whirlwind long-distance relationship as Mike began his professional soccer career in upstate New York.
Santa Claus is coming to town…to the town of Whistler, that is, in British Columbia. He’s making a list and checking it twice so as not to miss any of the action-packed activities and après-ski excitement awaiting him in this winter paradise.
THEIR STORY... Nina Schmid and Alex Engelsmann met through mutual friends in 2007. Fueled by their appreciation of the other’s sense of humor, a romance blossomed. “I knew pretty quickly Alex was ‘the one.’ We have a similar sense of humor and we just get the biggest kick out of each other,” says Nina. Alex echoes her sentiment, “She makes me laugh more than anyone; and she thinks I’m funny, which is a plus. We also share a lot of the same values.”
The name says it all—if you’re in need of a chic ensemble for a special occasion, Special Occasions by Paulette and Teddy has you covered. Selections from designers like Montage, Daymor, Jovani and Sherri Hill traverse all age groups, from demure styles for the mother of the bride/groom to fun, flirty frocks for a cocktail party or homecoming. Long or short, sleek or voluminous, neutrals, pastels or bold bright colors—whatever your vision, you’re sure to find a gown that is perfect for you and your special event!
Wear a beige lace dress? Shut up and show up? Not any longer, as mothers of the groom are taking a bigger role in weddings today than ever before. With so many details to address prior to a wedding, the groom’s mother may wonder what her duties are, particularly with regard to the wedding rehearsal dinner, as it is a common custom for the groom’s parents to host the dinner party after the rehearsal.
With wedding season upon us, it’s time to review the ‘rules’ of being a good guest.
Oliver TenHoeve and Julia Nouss met during freshman orientation at University of Richmond through Oliver’s roommate, Logan, who Julia had met the summer prior in St. Louis. “We instantly became best buddies,” Julia recalls. Oliver also has fond memories of their first meeting: “I remember how excited she was to make new friends at school. I am so glad I was one of them!” he says.
Finding that perfect dress for their daughter or son’s wedding can be a time-consuming task for many mothers. But Distinctions in Fashion can make the search a little easier. “It’s a place where women can come and feel comfortable, no matter what size they are, and how much money they want to spend, whether it’s $200, or $2,000,” says co-owner Nancy Lehtman.