Your favorite St. Louis boutique hotel wants to wholeheartedly congratulate Hailey and Erik on winning our STL250 Love Story contest!
Like many modern love stories, Erik and Hailey met online. He was deployed in Afghanistan and she was living here in our beautiful Arch City. Their communication grew in consistency until they were emailing every day and decided upon his return to the states, it was time they officially met face-to-face.
Erik however, was a bit hesitant to meet in person, as an accident during duty caused him to knock out a tooth. Determined to meet the woman he spoke with daily, Erik met with a dentist and received a custom flipper – a retainer with a tooth attached to it.
With tooth in tow, he drove nearly 6 hours to meet Hailey for the first time. Upon arrival, he opened his mouth and ended up showing a big, toothless grin. Apparently, Erik was so excited he had forgotten to put his flipper in entirely.
From their memorable first meeting, their trip to Costa Rica and a creative Halloween proposal, there was no doubt they had a St. Louis love story to be remembered.
Theirs was one of the first 250 stories submitted during the contest we ran until the Snow Ball last Saturday. In front of the crowd, Hailey and Erik’s story was chosen and they won a free, romantic night with us at the Moonrise, complete with everything the Peace, Love and Breakfast in Bed room package has to offer!
We can’t wait to meet this stellar couple and are over the moon to treat them with a romantic night, on us!