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.
Innovative research at Washington University' Genome Institute has gotten a big boost with a $25 million endowment from longtime philanthropists Elizabeth and James McDonnell.
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.
Lindsey Farr and Randy Abbott mixed classic traditions with modern details to celebrate their love and marriage.
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.