There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
Keeping a definite style throughout will make your wedding memorable—and you’ll never have any regrets.
Despite the immense variety of gowns being prepared for the Veiled Prophet Ball, each of the Maids of Honor will have exactly one thing in common this year, according to area dress shop owners: They will all look fabulous.
Why are people so rude? Who told them they have the right to pry into a newlywed couple’s business? This idea has had a buzz on the Internet lately, so I recently asked five of my newlywed couples about some of the rudest questions/comments directed at them since their wedding.
Jill Suzanne Hentz and James Anthony Moise II
Remember that decades-old commercial that declared A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine? It could just as easily be said that a wedding without flowers is, well, not like a wedding at all. In fact, next to the bridal gown, it seems that more time is spent discussing and dissecting the pros and cons of floral arrangements than just about any other aspect of a wedding. Experts say the pretty peony is the most popular wedding flower, but lush 'country garden' arrangements, including hydrangeas, ranunculus and garden roses are coming into vogue.
At the Campbell House Museum, a collection of historic wedding gowns showcasing the meticulous ornamentation and painstaking detail found in attire from decades past currently is on exhibit.
Gown from 20-year-old Laura Kassen Aschemeyer's Apr. 20, 1898 wedding
Gown from 29-year-old Jennie Mary Latzer Kaeser's June 26, 1907 wedding in Highland, Ill.
Accessories of Sallie Alexander Crumm donated with her 1898 wedding gown
After interviewing for a job in Chicago in July 2007, Jessica Pedroli hoped that she’d just met her future boss. But she couldn’t have imagined that she'd also met her future husband. Taken by Jessica's confident personality—and her blue eyes—Ian Kirksey hired her that very day, and a workplace romance soon blossomed.
Every detail—from the invitation return address label to the post-celebration honeymoon suite—has been accounted for, but how are you going to get to your wedding? Those stilettos were barely made for walking, let alone hitchhiking.
The Baldwin Report
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.
When Chris Grimmig fell for Meredith Rull at her field hockey matches, he conspired with her teammates to take her on a date. “I got her number from her teammate and asked her to go to dinner,” he recalls. Luckily for Chris, Meredith said yes right away.
Meg Meyer wore a custom gown by Pnina Tornai in her Sept. 15 wedding to Billy Adkinson.
Alison Hillhouse wore a gown from Kleinfeld's Bridal NYC when she wed Gregory Cain in May 2012.
K.C. Baugh wore a gown by St. Charles Wedding Gallery at her Sept. 15 wedding to McDara O'Brien.
Pamela Sullivan looked stunning in a gown by Enchanted Bride, which she wore during her April 28, 2012 wedding to Douglas Franklin.
Classical music has officially made its return to the St. Louis airwaves. The station's opening week also unveiled the debut of the Ladue News Minute, which can be heard on RAF-STL.
The Baldwin Report
Get a load of you! You’ve found the perfect dress, veil and shoes. But there is one more accessory you need to choose: a magnificent bridal bouquet.