From Forest Park to the Saint Louis Galleria, past Town & Country Crossing and beyond, Clayton Road can take you all over the area. Peppered with stores, the strip between South McKnight Road and Highway 40 is particularly notable.
Bride Libby Sallaberry takes a moment to reflect in her J. Mendel dress, purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City.
Lisa Braudis’ show-stopping tiered dress was designed by Lazaro Kleinfeld.
New bride Jessica Holt looked stunning in her Maggie Sottero dress from Clarice’s Bridal during her wedding to Sean Kelly.
For her wedding to Woody Soonattrakul, Melissa Mercer chose a Enzoani dress from Simply Elegant Bride.
Cardinals fan Rebecca Rubin-Schlansky wore an Anna Maier dress by Ulla-Maija and purchased at Berrybridge for her September wedding.
Glowing bride Lisa Braudis stands with her bridesmaids, Jill McGinnis, Beth Hunsicker, Cassidy Koons, Amy Sugden, Stacy Campbell and Kim Cornelius, in gorgeous purple gowns from Bella Bridesmaid.
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.