Saturday, October 23, 2010

"A Day to Remember"...............

........that is what Eleanor and Matt used as the theme for their wedding at The Lalumondiere on September 25th of this year.  It was a magical and love filled event, a day we will surely remember for years to come.  The magic of their relationship, love for one another, began with them and spread throughout to all in attendance.  You can see more of Eleanor and Matt's special day, and the work of Ryan Gladstone Photography by following the link.  We can highly recommend this talented man.

   As we blogged earlier this year, Kirk Warner, of  Kirks Traveling Kitchen created a sumptuous meal for guests.  He utilized the massive smoker provided by The Lalumondiere to prepare much of the offerings on site.  Some of you may remember Kirk when he was executive chef at King Louie's in St. Louis.  When Kirk says he is a traveling kitchen caterer he is not joking.  Excellent work Kirk.  It was our distinct pleasure to work with you!












Considering that Jim and I are huge blues fans on the St. Louis scene, Eleanor & Matt's choice of purveyors of music for their night was right up our alley, or should we say, right along our river bank.  The Soulard Blues Band filled the valley with tunes, fun, and had all the guests dancing, all evening long.  Truth is, we had a slight sprinkle of rain going on and yet no one hesitated to keep on moving to the music.  


The smiles on Eleanor & Matt's faces at the end of the evening seem to sum it up nicely.









We also wish to give credit to Eleanor as it has been her creativity, encouragement and dedication to The Lalumondiere which brought our dream of a venue to fruition.  Providing the location for their "Day to Remember" was our way of saying thanks.  

We can be contacted at 314.707.2725 (Jeannie)
for further information or email to:  thelalumondiere@gmail.com
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Monday, October 18, 2010

It began with listening and sharing....

The Lalumondiere signed with Jessica Feinburg and Jason Tichacek earlier this season for their June 4th 2011 wedding and reception.  A friendship that began by Jessica making deliveries to Jason's shop evolved to listening to one another and sharing of life.  In time they learned much about each other and became best friends.  Now these 'best friends' will begin their married life here with us.  As Jessica says............."we can't wait until our perfect day to tie us together for the rest of our crazy lives".  


And we can't wait to be a part of that day!

We can be contacted at 314.707.2725 (Jeannie)
for further information

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Monday, October 11, 2010

"Morganford Stumble" leads to engagement....





Tracy Kiser has found a very special guy with Brent Fineran as her fiance'.  And then they found The Lalumondiere as the backdrop for their upcoming wedding on September 3, 2011.  We think it's going to be a special occasion for all.  Here is their story, in their own words.......




How we got engaged - Tracy

"On August 28th, prior to heading off to the Morganford Stumble for my birthday celebration, Brent took me out to breakfast at a favorite spot of ours, The Hartford Coffee Company.  It has special meaning because this is the first place we ever had breakfast together.  Because it was such a beautiful day and we had about 45 minutes to kill before the pubcrawl, Brent mentioned that it would be nice to take a walk around the Botanical Gardens. We grabbed breakfast to go and headed across Tower Grove Park.  I must admit, this is when I started to feel that Brent had a little more to this agenda, so I precisely kept my mouth shut and just waited for the magical moment. ;) It really was the most gorgeous day ever and we wandered around for a while until Brent saw "the spot," a bridge in the Japanese Garden that zigzagged a few feet out into a pond.  We walked out to the edge and that's when he wished me happy birthday and told me how much I meant to him. He got on his knee, and I promptly put my hands to my mouth to stifel the squeals of nervousness, excitement and happiness.  He went on, "Will you marry me?"  And I accepted with, "Of course I will!" and several big 'ole smooches.  The rest of the day was the best celebration of our engagement we could of asked for.  We made our way down a 3- mile stretch of St. Louis cheering and sharing the big news with many of our friends as well as fellow happy pub crawlers.   I'd love to see what Brent comes up with"


How we met - Brent

""  
Tracy and I have been together for over three years now.  We became introduced to one another through the MySpace social network, and we formed an immediate connection.  I could tell right away she had a great sense of humor, which is very important to me.  We cracked a lot of jokes, and I must admit, there were many times she had me laughing out loud in my quiet, empty apartment.  We shared stories of our feelings and lives, good and bad.  There were many times when I thought about her; I wondered where she was and what she was doing at that very moment.  
 
   Truth be told, I was a little nervous by the idea of meeting someone I had met through an online social network.  I foolishly dismissed this idea as something for nerds and computer geeks.  Besides, I already had a crush on this person that I had never even met before.  All of these factors seem to delay the inevitable union.  As time passed, we eventually decided to meet.  I saw sparks.
 
  “Relationships are like Rome. Difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the 'Golden Age', and unbearable during the fall. Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt.. that thrives, and continues to flourish. This kingdom will become your best friend, your soulmate, and your love.” -Helen Adams Keller.  Tracy is my Egypt.  I believe the true measure of a lover and friend is not how they act during the 'Golden Age', but in the fall; this is when she is at her best.  I have never met anyone with her patience, kindness, and understanding.  Such unwavering virtues will give way to a kingdom that flourishes-outlasting sadness, disagreements, seasons, and even death.  I have faith that Tracy is the one I want to be with for the rest of my life.    
   I no longer use MySpace.  I thank "Tom" for creating this social network; he truly changed my life.  He gave me my best friend, my soulmate, and my love.  I love you Tracy."  

















We can be contacted at 314.707.2725 (Jeannie)
for further information

Let us help you create your own special occasion here along the Big River at
"The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens"

or a "Follower" on our blog page at this website.
Reviews can be left at Wedding Wire 
        
Reviews and comments are greatly appreciated based on your experiences with The Lalumondiere.