The Photographer is....

Sunday, July 29, 2007 | | 0 comments
Travis Duncan! We met with Travis and really felt he understood what we were wanting to preserve from our wedding images. You can get to know Travis by either visiting his blog at or by visiting his website at
We are to book our engagement photos soon, so we will post here when they are available to see. Keep checking back here from time to time!

Our Flowers!

Friday, July 27, 2007 | | 0 comments

We are sure you are not surprised to learn that My Secret Garden will be creating the flowers for our wedding. Ashley has worked there since her freshman year at Stephens! Stephanie, Ruth and Jessica are wonderful floral designers and we could think of no better place to go!

Bridal Registries

What an experience this has been!

Trying to decide together what our taste will be has been exciting! It is fun to see how we think alike and when we think differently, how we can solve it so that we are both happy!

We first headed to Target which was a walk in the park. Then we worked on the Pampered Chef one with Terri's guidance. Then we went to Macy's.

Can you say AWFUL??? First, the lady who helped us was slow but very sweet. It took her 30 minutes to get us logged in. Then, when we shopped the store we found absolutely NOTHING we wanted there! So we dropped off the "gun" and left!

We found a few things at Linens and Things and we will go to Dillards and then we are finished!

Bridesmaids' Fashion Show

Saturday, July 21, 2007 | | 0 comments

The Bridesmaids Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, August 11 at Victoria's Bridal at 3:00. Victoria's Bridal is on the corner of Jefferson and Ashley Street in Jefferson City. Ashley has some beautiful dresses picked out for you to try on! Afterwards, Ashley has planned a special treat and then dinner at the Steffes house. Bob is planning a scrumptious menu for you. Did you like your "ticket" to the event?

The Wedding Party!

Matron of Honor, Karen McKnight, cousin of the bride
Bridesmaid, Susan Jenkins, cousin of the bride
Bridesmaid, Elise Hasty, sister of the groom
Candlelighter, Stephanie Williams, friend of the bride
Candlelighter, Beth Moeckli, friend of the bride
Candlelighter, Sarah Crumbaugh, sorority sister of the bride
Candlelighter, Hayley Griffith, sorority sister of the bride
Flower Girl, Kassie Gauthier, cousin of the bride
Vocalist, Nevada Jones, sorority sister of the bride

Best Man, Coty Spraggs, friend of the groom
Groomsman, Travis Milne, friend of the groom
Groomsman, Evan Hasty, brother of the groom
Usher, David Steffes, cousin of the bride
Usher, Chris Gauthier, cousin of the bride
Usher, Chris Boots, cousin of the groom
Usher, Ryan Ice, friend of the groom
Ring Bearer, Tristan Gauthier, cousin of the bride

Readers, Gary Steffes, uncle of the bride

Cake Servers, Joy Steffes, aunt of the bride
Tammi Gauthier, aunt of the bride

The Reception

The reception will be a wonderful party! Ashley and Eric will arrive at 7:00 to greet guests, cut the cake and dance! The food will be great, catered by the University of Missouri Catering staff. Ashley and Eric are planning lots of hors d' oeuvres for their guests along with a decadent dessert bar! The Stotler Lounge is on the first floor of the Memorial Union North, and is seen in the picture to the left. It has a large fireplace on each end of the room, along with 24 full glass windows. At the top of each is a glass gothic window, as seen in the picture above, to the right. It is decorated with wood panels, old gold carpet and marbled glass chandeliers.

The Wedding

As posted below, the wedding will be held at the AP Green Chapel on the University of Missouri campus. Since the chapel only holds approximately 60 people, the wedding will be small and intimate with just family and the wedding party invited to attend. However, the Stotler Lounge has been known to hold 500 guests, so everyone will be invited to party with the happy couple at the reception!

Save the Date!

The official date and time of the wedding and reception will be March 29, 2008. The couple plans to be wed at the AP Green Chapel on the University of Missouri campus. The reception will follow at the Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union. The wedding will be at 4:00 with the reception starting at 7:00 p.m.

The Dress!

Although Ashley won't show pictures here, she is happy to tell you that the dress is being designed and made by a Stephens College fashion design graduate. Ashley Dost, a Kappa Delta sister and recent graduate of Stephens College, has designed Ashley's dress. Ms. Dost will also design a cocktail dress to be worn at the reception.

The Ring!

Eric had the ring made at Reed and Sons in Sedalia. Eric's dad, Bob, also purchased the engagement ring he bought for Renee at Reed and Sons. The ring is a one carat, tiffany mount diamond in white gold.

Ashley and Eric are engaged!

Eric proposed to Ashley when she inadvertently found the ring in one of his dresser drawers while looking for her misplaced Tiffany necklace. Eric took her to a pocket park near the Missouri River and popped the question, and she said YES! The two of them made their announcement to their parents wearing their pj bottoms and tshirts! Both families were excited and eager for the two of them!
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