With This Ring

With This Ring: Green – Rusovich

Sydney Elizabeth Green and Colin Gregory Rusovich were both part of the small Arabic language program at Ole Miss, but somehow, they kept missing each other. That changed when they moved to Jordan to study Arabic at the MALIC Institute…

With This Ring | Valls – Hansel

  When Kayla Grace Valls and Nicholas Perry Hansel were introduced by a mutual friend, they spoke for only a few minutes. Despite the fact that he was moving to Washington, DC, the next week, Nick knew he wanted to…

With This Ring | Bell – Riess

  Though they grew up a block away from each other, Leighton Freret Bell and Michael Robert Carson Riess Jr. didn’t meet until June 2014, when both happened to be at Fat Harry’s with friends. They immediately hit it off…

With This Ring | Bright – Baldwin

  Though Ella Monsted Bright and Christopher Lee Baldwin grew up in New Orleans, they went to different high schools and never knew each other. That changed when Chris’ cousin got engaged to one of Ella’s best friends in…

With This Ring | Goldberger — Morgan

  Thirty years ago, Clem Goldberger met William Arthur Morgan at a coffee shop. While neither remembers exactly what they said to one another, Clem does recall Bill telling her that she was pretty. Bill asked Clem on a…

Throneberry – Roussel

  Each hoping to meet someone special, Sarah Bess Throneberry and Peter Conway Roussel decided to join the dating app Bumble. Because Bumble gives the power to initiate conversations only to women, Sarah made the first move, which eventually…

Eshleman – Morales

In 2014, New Orleans native Katherine Boh Eshleman was living in Austin, Texas, with her best friend from childhood, Katie. Katie had gone to college with Richard Ernest Morales, and she wanted for years to introduce Richard to Katherine.…

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…

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…

St. Charles Avenue’s Couture Wedding Guide

While most New Orleanians are thinking of Carnival this month, for an engaged couple it’s time to start planning for their own big day. So, since it’s time to go all out just like the city, St. Charles Avenue has…

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…

Conrad-Mueller

Emily Taylor Conrad and William David Mueller had a very “The Office” moment when they first met: Emily was a receptionist while David was an account coordinator for the Lowe’s team.Dave proposed to Emily over her birthday weekend in April…

Miller-Critchell

Courtade Carrère Miller and David James Critchell met six years ago at a work event in New York. Courtade worked in public relations for restaurants and chefs in New York and David was one of the journalists invited to attend…

Norton-Samuel

Sarah Miles Norton and Scott Richards Samuel have known each other since high school, even though Sarah went to Newman while Scott went to St. Martin’s. In 2008, the pair ran into each other two weekends in a row and…

Scanlon-Marshall

Jennifer Eaves Scanlon and John Edward Marshall were family friends while growing up. Even though Jennifer lived in Mandeville and John lived in New Orleans, the two celebrated many New Year’s Eves in Covington together because of their family ties.…

Van Horn-Davis

Kathleen Favrot Van Horn and Dr. Carter Thomas Davis met through a mutual friend and Katie’s maid of honor, Dr. Julia Viviana Coutin, when Julia and Carter worked as lifeguards together in the summer of 2004.  Though Katie attended the…

Westfeldt-McKinnon

Mary Scott Westfeldt and Ryan Todd McKinnon met through mutual friends at the University of Alabama. Mary Scott had just finished an internship in London, where her family was meeting her to go on a family trip to Croatia. The…

Laborde – Bonham

Blayne Yves Laborde and James Davis Bonham were introduced through a mutual friend at a party in 2008. Instantly they were inseparable and, as they say, the rest is history.Two years later, while home for the weekend for the Osiris…

Hardie– Montgomery

Three years ago, Elaine de la Houssaye Hardie met James Spencer Montgomery at a Fourth of July weekend in Point Clear, Ala., at the home of mutual friends Joanie and Patrick Browne. When the two returned to New Orleans, James…

Hasseltine – Klapatch

Kristen Elizabeth Hasseltine first met Joseph Peter Klapatch at his graduation party when her brother, Donnie, and Joe graduated from Virginia Military Institute in 1997. The two were friends for several years, but lived in different areas of the country.…

Todd – Etheridge

Catherine Gordon Todd and Frank Scarborough Etheridge IV met several years ago through a mutual friend in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, Catherine moved to Atlanta while Frank moved to Columbus, Ga. The two bumped into each…