Author: Megan Holt

Hines – Odom

Engagement Ring: Blake designed the ring with a Houston jeweler Bride’s & Groom’s Wedding Bands: Friend and Company During this uncertain time, many of us have had to pause and reflect on what’s really important in life. That is…

With This Ring

  At a party for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day parade, Charlotte Clare Colton found herself standing next to Peyton Walker Lasiter. A native New Orleanian, Clare could tell by Walker’s accent that he wasn’t from her hometown, so…

With This Ring: Zaccaro-Perrilliat Wedding

Spring festival season in New Orleans is always a great time to casually meet friends of friends, which is exactly what happened when Gracia Maria Zaccaro Chavarria and Jean Paul Perrilliat met through mutual friends at Wednesday at the Square.…

With This Ring: Isaacson-D'Angelo

Leigh Isaacson had recently decided to try a new dating strategy, so she joined a dating app. Her very first day on the app, she and Adam D’Angelo swiped right on each other and began talking. Adam gave Leigh a…

With This Ring: Boasso-Duplantier

Recently graduated architect Hunter Chase Duplantier was having a going away party for a friend at his house when some of his guests introduced him to a friend they had brought, Adrienne Michel Boasso. She was focused on working on her…

St. Charles Avenue's Weddings

Boasso + Duplantier Recently graduated architect Hunter Chase Duplantier was having a going away party for a friend at his house when some of his guests introduced him to a friend they had brought, Adrienne Michel Boasso. She was focused on…

With This Ring: Olson – Burton

Virginia Catherine Olson, like many 21st-century women looking to meet someone, downloaded the dating app Bumble. The app matched her with Jeffrey Harris Burton Jr., and the two arranged to meet at Delachaise for drinks. Catherine noticed Jeff’s welcoming smile…

With This Ring: Ernst – Dildy

One afternoon, Lieutenant Colonel John Robert Dildy paid a very special visit to Virginia Richmond Ernst. John had been seeing Mrs. Ernst’s daughter, Virginia Verret de Marigny Ernst, for two years. Mrs. Ernst, who was terminally ill, already thought of…

With This Ring: Bailey – Meachum

In October 2011, two women who were friends at Southern Methodist University reconnected at their 25th college reunion and realized that they both had children attending Texas Christian University. One of these children, Page Carrère Bailey, thought this was a…

With This Ring: McHenry – Smith

Victoria Knox McHenry and Derek Michael Smith were both first-year medical students at LSU, and neither was looking to meet someone. That all changed when Derek’s lab partner, who was also a good friend of Victoria’s from college, invited them…

Waring – Mcintosh

Nina Pape Waring was enjoying the single life in college and had no intention to find a serious relationship. That all changed one day at a Carolina football tailgate party, when she met Duncan Scott Mcintosh Jr. Everything Dun said…

With This Ring: Lupo–Bieker

While waiting for his blind date, Alexander William Bieker knew nothing more than her name and that they had been set up by his stepmother’s friend’s daughter, who just knew the two would hit it off. When he finally met…

With This Ring: Reily – Yancey

New Orleans native Karen Kristie Reily had just moved back home from New York and was enjoying spending quality time with her friends. Richard Hunter Yancey V, who had been living in New Orleans since college, was also spending a…

With This Ring: Gardner – de Lauréal

In August 2015, Savannah native Elizabeth Grier Gardner was living in Baton Rouge while completing her ENT Residency through Louisiana State University when she happened to meet New Orleans native Henry David de Lauréal, who was working in Baton Rouge.…

With This Ring: Hylton–Nutik

Chelsea Lloyd Hylton matched with a man on the dating app Tinder, and they made a date. However, they ended up cancelling that date and didn’t follow up to reschedule. A year later she matched with the same man, Chandler…

With This Ring: Ordemann–Smith

We have all been asked to help a friend move, but rarely does it lead to romance. Luckily that’s exactly what happened when Kelly Elizabeth Ordemann was helping her friend pack up and move out of town. As often happens,…

With This Ring: Smith – Korengold

In 2011, New Orleans native Kathryn Vinsant Smith attended a Halloween party at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, dressed as the Tin Man. She introduced herself to William McKendree Korengold, who was dressed as a member of the Blue Man…

With This Ring: Lyons – Reily

  Elizabeth Ashley Lyons was living in Nashville and focusing on her country music career. She wasn’t particularly looking to meet anyone when she attended a fraternity party at Vanderbilt University, but William Boatner Reily V’s dance moves caught her…

With This Ring: Barnett – Freiberg

India Devi Barnett was enjoying a girls’ day at the Bulldog on Magazine Street when she heard a voice scream “Indiiiaaaaa” (à la “Stelllaaaaa” in Streetcar Named Desire). The voice belonged to William Hunter Freiberg, who had gotten her number…

Pottharst – Girolami

  Sarah Villere Carnahan Pottharst was living in Verona, Italy, when her parents came to visit for a few weeks. The three traveled to Venice, where her mother set off in pursuit of a particular style of earrings. She found…

With this Ring: Rafferty – Tidmore

  Katherine Barkley Rafferty’s friends were tired of her staying home all the time, so they dragged her to the Bachelors’ Club ball on the night before Thanksgiving. Of course, the event turned out to be a blast, and she…

With This Ring: Branton–Weidenhaft

Abigail “Abbee” Lee Branton was 18 years old when she met 21-year-old Jonathan William Weidenhaft at a mutual friend’s game day party. They caught each other’s eye as the Saints played the Bears, but they never really talked. Two months…

With this Ring: Geary–Philips

When Elizabeth Ashley Geary moved to Los Angeles, she was focused on graduate school, not romance. She and some friends joined a dating app just to meet new people. Michael Kent Philips was also using the app, and he and…