Monday, August 30, 2010

"Until we're both too old to dance"

August 6th, 2011 will be the date for Emma & Owais' wedding and reception at The Lalumondiere.  When you read Emma's words below you will know why we suspect the night might be all about dancing.  

"Owais is a sales order specialist for a financial software company and I work as a ballroom dance instructor at a studio in St. Louis. We are both taking classes in pursuit of higher degrees. Owais takes classes in the evening in pursuit of a Master's in Finance and I'm taking classes towards achieving a second Bachelor's and possibly a future Master's degree in Dietetics and Nutrition. My first degree is in communication. We are both pretty busy during the week with work and classes, so on the weekend we love to just hang out together.
We met by chance one night in December at a salsa dance. We actually met on the street before we even got to the dance. My friend Stacey and I were walking across the street and this guy came up and asked us where the salsa dance was being help. Good thing he asked us and went to the dance because he turned out to be my future husband!

At the dance we talked casually and we danced a couple songs together (I had to show him some of the steps). When Stacey and I were leaving he asked for my number and I gave it to him. A few days later he called and we met again at Starbucks one night after I finished teaching. We stayed there talking until they closed then we went to another restaurant and continued talking until they closed as well!
Meeting at the salsa dance was completely by chance but it was the best thing that ever happened to us because we found each other! Owais proposed to me on our year and a half anniversary. We had taken a long weekend trip to Chicago and after driving all the way there and finally settling in the hotel, he just couldn't wait any longer and surprised me that night! It was a fantastic weekend! And now we can continue talking, laughing and loving each other until we're both too old to dance!"  Emma

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

A chance encounter.....


Dan and Eva met one another through a chance encounter and began a long distance dating relationship in February of 2005. The two dated for three years, traveling four hours round trip to see one another as often as they could. Eva moved to St. Louis to be with Dan in December of 2008.  While hiking in the Grand Canyon on June 26, 2010 Dan proposed and of course, Eva said yes. The two fell in love with The Lalumdondiere and made the decision almost immediately after visiting the site to celebrate their wedding here.  Their event is on our calendar for October 15th, 2011.

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Down by the riverside.....





Heather Echols & Brandon Pfaff have reserved October 8th, 2011 for their wedding & reception here at The Lalumondiere.

Enthusiastic is the best adjective for this young couple.  With the help of family they spent time during their second site visit to select a spot on the grounds for their ceremony.  They chose a location right at river's edge with the dam and waterfall as a backdrop.  We think they made a good decision.  

Heather is a graduate of Northwest High School and recently completed her education as a hairstylist.  A graduate of St. Louis University High School, Brandon is currently seeking his degree in Accounting.  


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In his own words.....



Carrie & Jay made a site visit with us last weekend.  Two days later they asked for a contract and reservation for their wedding/reception for May 28th, 2011.  We always ask for a bit of information on our couples to include here in our website as an announcement of their event.  Jay, whose occupation is in the creative media,  promptly replied with the following:





"Carrie and I met in high-school our Junior/Senior year. We hung in the same circles and had the same friends, but really didn't hang out with each other all that much. I had a huge crush on her and she was completely, head-over-heels, madly in love with me  ... Well, okay, so I have no idea is that was actually the case or not, but let's just go with that ;-) What I do remember was her smile - I remember her amazing smile, and I remember it always picked me up and helped through the difficult moments back then.

High school ended, ways parted and we each went our separate ways to live the lives we were intended to live - We did see each other once after high school - about 2 years later. We had some coffee together, but then parted ways again.

Fourteen years later, hanging out in social media wonderland, we found each other again - on facebook! We went through a couple of weeks chatting over IM, talking on the phone occasionally and so on. That is until CARRIE DISAPPEARED! Unbeknownst to me, Carrie's love for me was so overwhelming, her heart over flowed! Unable to handle the intensity of the love she felt, she ran away to Northern Montana where she landed a sweet gig as an intern on an Alpaca ranch... Alright, well that last bit didn't technically happen, but for one reason or another she did disappear for several months. We fell out of contact, once again off to live our separate lives

Then, one day - diligently working and certainly NOT updating my status on facebook. While at work. In a meeting - Carrie went onto facebook and poked me (*gasp*)! And there she was! With that we started talking once more and, enticed by my promises to one day build her an Alpaca ranch of her very own, she agreed not to run away again.

After a few weeks of chatter Carrie made a bold move - she asked if liked the Blues and suggested I should check out Kim Massie. Being notoriously perceptive (and Carrie not really being known to be "sneaky") I picked up on the subtle hint and asked if she wanted to go with me - She agreed that a "non-date" was a wonderful Idea and would love to catch up and so had our first, "non-date," at Beale on Broadway.

Sitting perfectly still at the bar at Beale's, we danced the night away in stories of each other's past, spent time in each other's eyes and got lost in each other's laughter. The lifetime of searching came to an end and all the wonder and doubt disappeared into the night on ribbons of music - What was once a high-school crush has grown into a true friendship, a true partnership and a true love that will live on beyond our years."

We couldn't have said it better...............


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

With a tear in her eye...



We showed The Lalumondiere on Saturday the 7th to the mother and sister of an interested client who currently resides in Chicago.  Their job was to give their opinion of our site.  The rest is now history.


On this past Saturday, Summer and Ben arrived with family members in tow, and their signed contract in hand, to reserve October 22, 2011 for their wedding date.  As we talked over fine details of their event I realized that Summer had tears in her eyes.  It is a pleasure to know that The Lalumondiere is going to be involved in making her wedding dreams a reality.  


Summer has received her art degree from Columbia College in Chicago and Ben will be returning there this fall to complete his as well.  Two artistic people working on ideas for using The Lalumondiere as their palette.  This should be fun!

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Talent & Whimsy


We recently received a copy of the wedding invitation for Eleanor & Matt's upcoming event on September 25th of this year at The Lalumondiere MIll & Rivergardens.  Eleanor is a graphic artist who has applied her talents to these clever and whimsical invitations and response cards.  We call this 'stepping outside of the box'.  
Great job Eleanor!








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