Lauren and Wayne first met at Radford University in 2009 during their drawing class. During their time as art students, they would frequently visit their family and friends across the state of Virginia. Lauren, who is from the Lynchburg area, introduced Wayne to some of her favorite locations downtown. One of their favorite locations became the Speakertree Record store, where Wayne would stop in during their visit to expand his collection of vinyl records. Because of their love and appreciation for small businesses, downtown Lynchburg became a favorite location for shopping, dining, and visiting. Wayne proposed to Lauren in May of 2013, just outside of the studio where they first met. They plan to bring friends and family together to the central location of Lynchburg, Virginia for their wedding in June of 2015 at the wonderful location of West Manor Estate. Both Lauren and Wayne are very excited to continue building a strong relationship and are ready for whatever is next in their life.