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Two Lovin the Lou!

Ria’s Entry:

We met here in St. Louis five years ago. We worked together here, played together here, and fell in love together here. November 11, 2011 we’re tying the knot here.

The historic Dillard’s building is beginning a new life, just as we are.

These last five years we’ve spent enjoying each and every facet of the Gateway City. Our eclectic tastes and sense of adventure have made for many an exciting day of exploration – just like this video. We’ve enjoyed the variety of festivals, unique stores, scenic parks, and good eats this great city has to offer. We’re constantly amazed by the new places we find, and always happy to revisit the old ones. There is something to do every day of the year, for every person, on any budget.

We love St. Louis!

And we’d love the opportunity to share our lives at the Laurel, but more than that we’d like to share our quests for adventure, our passion for the city – and our anniversary too!

36 Responses to “Finding You in the Lou”

  1. Jessie D. Miller
    4 November 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Good lord your video is AMAZING! So clever and visually awesome. Good luck, but jeeze, another engaged couple to compete against!s? Aren’t you guys gonna get some wedding presents? Times are tough for single, self-employed designers! :-) But seriously, I think you both look fantastic and your hard work really showed.

  2. Melissa
    4 November 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Love it!!!

  3. Jon
    14 November 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Awesome. You really captured Saint Louis’ serendipitous side.

  4. Jon W
    18 November 2011 at 11:21 am #

    Honestly should be a commercial to promote St. Louis! Wow!

  5. Amanda S.
    21 November 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    You guys are too stinkin’ cute! Good Luck!

  6. Antony M
    21 November 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Loving the Lou from the UK

  7. Evann
    21 November 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    St. Louis is not just about places, it’s about people too. This really captures that. An awesome video and an awesome couple!

  8. Cat
    21 November 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    You guys MUST win! This video actually makes me want to move back to STL!

  9. Shannon Burgdorf
    21 November 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Spectacular video!! Love this!!

  10. Davidson
    21 November 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    This video really showcases the diverse and amazing places that make up this great city! I love it and agree with Jon that this should be a commercial for St. Louis!

  11. Meaghan
    21 November 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    This video makes me proud to be from St. Louis! It brings exposure to some of the best parts of our city!

  12. Shane
    21 November 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    Incredible. You totally captured the essence of St. Louis. I agree with one of the other replies, it should be a commercial to showcase ‘The Lou”. You have shown your love for the city and for each other. Thank you for sharing with us.

  13. Michael
    21 November 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    EPIC!!! This is one of the coolest videos created!! They are extremely talented and well deserving!! Just really goes to show how awesome and inspiring STL really is!!! GREAT JOB!!!

  14. Adrienne
    21 November 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    Chadwell this is amazing!! Great memories of St. Louis.

  15. Maria
    21 November 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    Funny video. You two have great facial expressions!! I didn’t know there was this much cool stuff in St. Louis! Amazing work!

  16. Bayou Bob
    21 November 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    This is the couple I’d want for my neighbors if I lived at the Laurel apartments.

  17. trina moonflower king
    21 November 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    my gosh! what an amazing video to showcase the lou! who wouldn’t want to give these people anything they ask for ~ they just rocked the city better than any commercial i’ve ever seen! go chad + ria!!!! you deserve to win!!!!!!!!

  18. Kristen Linares
    21 November 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    Love it!!!

  19. Reggie Stirr
    22 November 2011 at 2:53 am #

    Nice work guys!

  20. Liana
    22 November 2011 at 7:13 am #

    How can you watch this and NOT want to go out and enjoy our wonderful city?!?!?! Bravo! This couple will up your building’s cool factor times a million!

  21. Crozet Duplantier
    22 November 2011 at 9:46 am #

    Fantastic video!

  22. bob pullen
    23 November 2011 at 9:32 am #

    great video I’ve known Chad most of my life he’s my only friend that didn’t leave st. louis and it was not because he was scared to it was because he loves St. Louis

  23. Jodi
    24 November 2011 at 9:44 am #

    Great! Hope you win.

  24. Jean
    24 November 2011 at 11:03 am #

    I’ve lived in St. Louis all my veerrrryyy long life, this is a really cute way to show off its iconic greatness! Goo luck!

  25. Jamws
    24 November 2011 at 11:13 am #

    Love it. Miss it,

  26. Christy
    24 November 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Awesome video! Good Luck!

  27. Audrey
    24 November 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    This video is awesome.You are awesome. You should win!
    GOOD GOOD LUCK!

  28. Cynthia
    24 November 2011 at 5:34 pm #

    Well that was fun!! I loved the energy, the color, the quirkiness of it all. Great Job! I think I better share this video!!!

  29. Scott
    24 November 2011 at 6:02 pm #

    This was awesome. In a city with SO mucb to do you were very inclusive. You managed to show off the city that I love iin a way that will make others want to get to know it. LOVE IT!!!!! Good luck.

  30. sue
    11 December 2011 at 7:53 am #

    Good Luck to you both. Enjoyed this video. I believe i voted on the winners!! Enjoy your new apartment and life together!!

  31. Jeanne
    11 December 2011 at 9:22 am #

    That was a lovely video. It captures the city in a unique way. It really makes you want to come there. I must plan a trip now.

  32. Jennifer
    13 December 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Fantastic video, guys! Good luck!

  33. Jessie D. Miller
    3 January 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    I think I just saw Ria in a St. Vincent De Paul commercial!


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