With This Ring

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…

Moses – Smith

Lisa Beth Moses and Warren Joseph Smith met many years ago when Warren was the college roommate of Lisa’s friend from high school. They saw each other regularly during college, but never had the chance to get to know each…

Levy – Neustadter

In January of 2007, Lauren Rachelle Levy, then an executive at Miramax, read a script that changed her life. The script was already in development at Fox Searchlight but, even if she couldn’t make the movie, she was eager to…

O’Dwyer – Moring

Most engagements last months, and planning a wedding can become a time-consuming affair; but for Rachel Emma O’Dwyer and Devereux “Parker” Moring Jr., a two-week engagement was all the time they needed to organize their intimate wedding. Rachel and Parker…

Wallace – Elkins

In July, 2008, Nicholas Tinsley Elkins received a “wink” through Match.com from Keli Brett Wallace. Keli reports that though she made the first move, Nick responded by pulling out all the stops: asking her to dance the night they first…

Gravois - Lupo Wedding

In June 2007, Sudie Sutter invited her good friend Abigail “Abby” Anne Gravois to attend a March of Dimes fundraiser in New Orleans. Abby wasn’t sure if she was going to accept the invitation, but after a little push from…

Hardin - Kern Wedding

Standing at the deli counter at Martin’s Wine Cellar, Patricia “Trisha” Brousseau Hardin met her future husband’s father, Stephen Sims Kern. He had a hunch that Trisha and his son, Scott Stephen Kern, would really hit it off. Even though…