Proposing & Eloping

By Jennifer Wells
In Culture, Feature

Every love-struck guy wants his proposal to be memorable, romantic, creative and heartfelt, so the pressure is on to get it just right. local wedding planner Kate & Company takes the prep work and stress out of planning that perfect proposal with unique services nearly guaranteed to leave brides-to-be breathless—securing jaw-dropping locations like Busch Stadium or tastefully recording private moments (like asking her father for his blessing). For those popping the question without help, owner and lead coordinator Katie Fogerty recommends making the proposal feel special, but also reflect the overall tone of the relationship. 132 W. Monroe Ave., Kirkwood, 314.909.9996.

An extravagant wedding celebration isn’t for everyone, and the minimalist crowd has embraced the trend of eloping—or at least finding a quaint spot that will happily accommodate a smaller group of 10 people or fewer. Carolyn Burke, a wedding planner who has found her niche in the “boutique wedding” market, says there are plenty of chic and affordable options for eloping right here in St. louis. A few of her favorites are The cheshire, moonrise Hotel and Seven gables inn. elopeinstlouis. com, 314.821.4844.

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