Lauren and Richard have huge hearts! Not just for each other but their friends, family and community! I love that this couple spends there free time with friends but also being active in their community. From volunteering with Make a Wish and the Union Gospel Mission these two care about people and that makes them even more special as a couple. You can see that they get a huge return on how they love by the love given to them. At their reception there was not doubt that everyone in their lives was excited to celebrate them! They had friends travel in from all over the US and abroad to party with us!
Their roots are deep in community and it’s no surprise because these two have known one another since high school! They began as good friends then best friends before it grew into a beautiful romance. Here is a little bit about there beginning!
“We officially met in freshman geometry class, but our story didn’t progress into a high school sweetheart-type of story. We did, however, become best friends. We went to prom together junior year of high school, but not with the intention as going as more than friends. In fact, if you told either one of us in high school that we’d be getting married one day, we probably would have told you that you were crazy.
We remained friends throughout college and post-grad, both graduating from different colleges in 2012 and moving back to Fort Worth shortly thereafter. We began hanging out almost instantaneously, again, just as friends.
In November 2013, one of my (Lauren’s) colleagues was celebrating her last day at work before moving to Portland, Oregon, and we decided to go to Billy Bob’s that night to see Cory Morrow play so she could check a concert off her Fort Worth-themed bucket list. Richard and one of our other friends ended up joining us and meeting that group of my friends for the first time. Jessica, the girl who was moving, was the one who pulled him aside and said she could tell he had feelings for me and encouraged him to tell me. He did, in fact, share those feelings that night, and even though my initial response was, “oh,” it didn’t take long for me to come around, and I’m so thankful I did. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”
Their weddings was one of my favorites this year because I had the rare chance to have 6 Tracy Autem Photography couples in one place. Lauren and Richard have great friends and I have been so lucky to get to know all of them and their precious families. Of course we had to grab a photo all together! Check out toward the end of the post for a pic with all 13 of us! Thanks Lauren & Richard for inviting me to be a part of your day, it was one fun night I will never forget!
Shout out to all the wedding vendors who made this Fort Worth Wedding fun filled and beautiful!
Rivercrest Country Club
St Patrick’s Cathedral
Emerald City Band
Creme de la Creme Cakes (check out those dog cakes!!!)
Grand Events – Rentals
Mir Mir – Photo Booth
Flowers on the Square
Regan Haggerty – Planner
De Ma Fille Bridal Salon
Bliss Bridal Salon
Pretty on Premises
Jos. A. Banks