August 30, 2011
Lauren Strand, of Sammamish, and Patrick Beckwith, of Spanaway, were married July 16, 2011, at the Family Residence in Grapeview.
Grandfather Wayne Beckwith officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Kurt and Carla Strand, of Sammamish. Her maid of honor was Sarah Alberts. Bridesmaids were Casey Aydel, Claire Defouw and Katie Beckwith; junior attendant was Mariah Beckwith.
A 2005 graduate of Skyline High School, Lauren earned a degree in physiology in 2009 and is working on a master’s degree in teaching at the University of Washington, Tacoma.
The groom is the son of Forrest and Donna Beckwith, of Issaquah. His best man was Forrest Scott Beckwith II. His groomsmen were Austin Strand, Sean Lambrecht and Teddy Beckwith.
Patrick is a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., in 2008. He is a captain at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The newlyweds climbed Mount Rainier with a family group. Their real honeymoon will be when Patrick returns from deployment.