Patricia Jean Murphree and Joseph Kirk Lauinger exchanged wedding vows Oct. 19, 2013, at First United Methodist Church Richardson. Their ceremony was officiated by Dr. Clayton Oliphint, senior pastor. Wedding music was provided by organist Martha Wainwright and the St. Mark’s School of Texas Choir.
A reception followed at the Northwood Club. While the wedding party was being photographed, guests enjoyed a beautiful fall evening and rising moon outdoors with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. A seated dinner followed with traditional toasts and dancing into the night to the rhythms of the band Motion. All details of the wedding and reception were handled superbly by Caroline Fair of Caroline Events. On the eve of the wedding, a fiesta-themed rehearsal dinner served up mariachis and merriment for family, wedding party, and out-of-town guests. It was hosted by the parents of the groom at Ku De Ta.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel Murphree Jr. of Richardson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. William McClester Campbell and the late Mr. William McClester Campbell of Dallas, and the late Dr. John Daniel Murphree and Mrs. Dorothy Murphree Shepherd of Mineola, Texas.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thomas Lauinger of Dallas. He is the grandson of Mrs. Linda Brown Keith and the late Mr. Langford Keith Jr. of Silver City, N.M., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Charles Lauinger of Tulsa, Okla.
The bride was given in marriage by her parents and two siblings and was escorted down the aisle on the arm of her father. Patty wore a custom gown created exclusively for her by Patti Flowers Design Studio in Dallas. Her gown of white, Italian silk satin featured a delicate overlay of French Chantilly lace. The molded bodice with natural waistline featured a fit-with-flare skirt flowing to a court-length train. Complementing her gown, the bride wore an heirloom Brussels lace veil, brought back from Europe in the early ’50s and originally worn by the groom’s maternal grandmother for her wedding. For the reception, the bride enhanced her gown with a hand-beaded belt of Swarovski crystals and a fingertip-length silk illusion veil.
Attending the bride as matron of honor was Patty’s sister, Carrie Robbins. Bridesmaids included Julie Best, Toni Bonuomo, Kelly Crawford, Lucia Sorensen, and Barbara Teaford. Among the members of the house party were Patty and Joe’s cousins: Rachel Jones, Madison Jones, Lily Keith, Blair Strong, and Cameron Strong. The flower girls were Joe’s nieces: Ellie Best, Lucy Best, and Kylie Best. Floral arrangements and the lush bridal bouquet were from Branching Out Floral & Event Design of Dallas.
Attending the groom as best man was his brother, George Lauinger. Groomsmen included Tom Lauinger, Drew McDonald, Garrett Murphree, Kace Phillips, and Ben Schramm. Ushers were Cole Jones, Robert Keith, Jack Lauinger, and Will Lauinger. Ring bearers were Patty’s nephews: Campbell Robbins, Harrison Robbins, and Andrew Robbins.
The bride is a graduate of The Hockaday School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, with a business minor, from Arizona State University. Patty has worked in project management for web design and development for six years.
The groom is a graduate of St. Mark’s School of Texas. He received a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Georgetown University. Joe is a broker with Mohr Partners.
Following their wedding trip to Thailand, the couple has made their home in Dallas.