Lauren and Rich were originally supposed to have a central Texas summer camp wedding at Camp Rio Vista, on the banks of the Guadalupe River. Camp Rio Vista is just down the way from my old summer camp, Camp Mystic for Girls, and where my clients Halie and Price held their Camp La Junta wedding. They were incredibly excited to take advantage of the incredible weather that Texas usually serves up in the fall, until Texas sprung a leak on them, literally. In October of 2018, severe flooding in central and south Texas prompted the governor to declare a state of disaster in 18 counties and Kerr County, which is where central Texas summer camp land is, was one of them. Some areas recorded more than 13 inches of rain in 48 hours. The Guadalupe River flooded, roads were washed out, and most of the grounds of the camp were unusable and had to be repaired. Lauren and Rich’s coordinator and planner, Tricia Hamil, with Viridian Design Studio, had to get creative and she did an incredible job. With a week to go, Lauren and Rich were now having a Kerrville Museum of Western Art wedding.
Although their venue was rained out, Lauren and Rich didn’t let it dampen their spirits. The Kerrville Museum of Western Art was an incredible indoor space that was absolutely beautiful. It allowed them to take their minimal decor and seamlessly transfer it into a beautiful space that was already decorated with amazing art. Add a band, a lot of wine, and a LOTS of raucous Brits, and you have one incredible party. They kicked off the formal dancing with a “Grand March,” which is basically a train set to polka music that ends with the bride and the groom at the middle.
Yesterday, November 3rd, was Lauren and Rich’s one year anniversary. They are an incredibly adventurous and active couple: they met while on a long distance multi-day bike ride, spend their winters skiing, and travel the world in between. I feel very lucky to have been sent their way and to have had the honor to capture their gorgeous Kerrville Museum of Western Art wedding.
Lauren and Rich, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!