Jeff and Fawnda Dooley of Madison, Alabama are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Lauren Ashley Dooley of Denton, Texas to Ryan Alan Atkinson of Denton, Texas. The couple was married December 17, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Denton, Texas. The officiating ministers were Rev. Brad Cockrell and Rev. Jeff Dooley, Father of the Bride. A reception was held at The Marriott Hotel Champion Circle near Texas Motor Speedway. Lauren wore an elegant Alfred Angelo Cinderella gown from Modern Bride in Huntsville, Alabama. Randy and Katie Williams of Franklin, Tennessee and Tonya Blankenship of Justin, Texas provided the music for the afternoon ceremony.
The bride is the granddaughter of Lealand and Louise Dean, Donald and Joan Dooley, and great grandmother Violet Dean all of Denton, Texas. Lauren is a 2005 graduate of Denton High School and 2009 graduate of Texas Tech University in Lubbock with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies and minor in Early Childhood. Lauren is a Kindergarten teacher with Denton Independent School District at Olive Stephens Elementary.
The groom is the son of Dru and Gina Atkinson of Denton, Texas and the grandson of Joe and Edna Prewitt of Aubrey, and Franklin and Joyce Atkinson of Denton. Ryan is a 2006 graduate of Krum High School. Ryan is an Electrician for Denton Electric, Inc. Ryan is studying to obtain his Commercial Electrician License from Independent Electrical Contractors in Ft. Worth, Texas.
The Matron of Honor was Rachel Roten, sister of the bride. The Maid of Honor was Hannah Dooley, sister of the Bride. The Best Man was Eric Roten, brother-in-law of the bride. Other attendants included Madi Mikael, Ashley Collins, Caty Walding, Cassie Haag, and Emily Bingham. Junior Bridesmaid was Hailey Luttrell, niece of the groom. Groomsmen were Ben Walding, Josh Walding, Cameron Mikael, and Josh Fischer. Junior Groomsmen was Jaden Luttrell, nephew of the groom. Lauren Dower, Nicki Nguyen, and Heather Libick served in the house party.
Lauren and Ryan will spend their honeymoon in Jamaica. They will make their residence in Denton, Texas.