Lauretta Corene Charlton and Andrew Richard Russeth were married Sept. 7 at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, Calif. Bradley Peterson, a friend of the groom’s family who was deputized as a temporary officiant by Marin County, officiated.
The bride, 35, works in New York as an editor for the national desk at The New York Times, where she oversees Race/Related, a weekly newsletter focused on race, identity and culture. She graduated cum laude from the University of San Francisco.
She is a daughter of Shirley A. Charlton of Waxahachie, Tex., and Spencer N. Charlton of San Francisco. The bride’s father, who is retired, was a contract compliance officer for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Her mother was a stay-at-home-parent.
The bride’s paternal great-great grandfather, Charles Charlton, a freed slave, in 1874 established the first school for black students in the state of Texas. In 1912, it became known as the Charlton High School and later the Charlton-Pollard High School.
The groom, 34, is the executive editor of ARTnews magazine in New York. He graduated cum laude from Columbia and received a master’s degree in early childhood and special education from Pace University.
He is a son of Lee I. Russeth of Ridgewood, N.J., and Richard Russeth of Evergreen, Colo. The groom’s mother is a child life specialist at the Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. His father is a senior legal adviser for the Leprino Foods Company, a company that produces mozzarella cheese in Denver.
The couple met in 2014 on the dating app Tinder.