Drew Morrison and Lauren Romo Married on a Ranch in New Mexico
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- Joanne Wallenstein
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Lauren Elyse Romo and Andrew Flanders Morrison were married Saturday, September 28, 2019 at La Mesita Ranch Estate, an equestrian ranch and event space in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Reverend Pete Jones, of Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, officiated.
The bride, 33, is a marketing manager at Lovely Bride in New York. She graduated with a degree in Journalism from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
She is the daughter of Lisa E. Romo of Albuquerque, NM, and the late Richard R. Romo. The bride’s mother is a procurement specialist at CES, a purchasing cooperative aiding Public Schools in New Mexico. Her father was an attorney and proprietor of Romo Law Firm in Albuquerque, NM.
The groom, 34, is a Senior Consultant in the Anti-Money Laundering group at Deloitte. He graduated from Scarsdale High School in 2003 and from Colgate University with a major in Political Science, a minor in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies. He later went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University and his Masters’ degree in the Science of Teaching from Pace University while teaching second grade as a Teach for America Corps member in New York City.
The groom’s mother, Martha J. Flanders, is a resident of Cortlandt Manor, NY and a partner at Dorf & Nelson, a law firm in Rye, N.Y. The groom’s father is a resident of Princeton, NJ and is a Senior Manager at EY where he consults to help corporate legal departments.
About the Couple
Drew and Lauren met on the dating app, Bumble. Initial conversations quickly uncovered that Lauren was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys while Drew was a fan of the Cowboys’ notorious rivals, the New York Giants. They were able to overcome this news and decided to meet for a drink.
The day of the date rolled around and Drew texted Lauren around lunchtime to check if they were still on for that night. Lauren excitedly replied that yes, she was still in. Another text from Drew followed, letting Lauren know that he could not stay out late that night as he had to do laundry. (Laundry??) Having heard it all at this point, Lauren assumed Drew either did not actually want to go on the date or even worse he had another date after theirs. She immediately texted this update to every girlfriend in her phone. Later that day, Lauren nervously walked to the meeting spot. She walked in to find Drew anxiously waiting for her in the nearly empty bar. They were both wearing Barbour jackets. She made a joke about it. Things were off to a good start. Over drinks they talked about their love of college football, their fantasy football teams, and Lauren’s position as commissioner of her all lady league and Drew’s recent trip to Lauren’s hometown of Albuquerque, NM. They had easy conversation and a lot in common. Drew was known as “Laundry Guy” for many months into their relationship.
After almost three years of dating and a few hiccups in the lead-up, Drew finally proposed to Lauren in Paris at the Luxembourg Gardens and then they spent a week at Drew’s mother’s family home in the South of France.
Once engaged, Lauren knew they had to be married in Santa Fe. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM and spent a considerable amount of time as a young girl in Santa Fe with her parents and brother RJ. The rehearsal dinner was held at Cowgirl Santa Fe, (a restaurant that has ties to New York’s Cowgirl and Cowgirl Seahorse) that Lauren has been going to with her family since she was young. The wedding attire was Cowboy Black Tie, a fashion challenge for their East and West Coast guests.
The couple loves to travel, play golf, watch college (and professional) sports and can also be found every Saturday mornings composting and buying fresh, local, eggs and produce at their local Greenmarket on East 82nd Street.