Love and Food in the Big D

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cortez / Brugliera Wedding - In Pictures

It's always extra special seeing one of your BEST friends get married.  It's not like those weddings you go to out of obligation cause your cousin's, cousin's, cousin's neighbor gave you an invitation because EVEN THEY felt like they HAD to.  The weddings of your TRUE friends are so different.  So much of our lives (since college) has been spent sharing details of the good, bad and ugly dates we'd all gone on...the people we'd met, the jobs we'd started...and then left, promotions we'd received, raises we had seen others get but never got ourselves, apartments we'd moved into...and then OUT of.  It was our life spent together.  Even while none of us lived in the same town any longer, when we got together, or talked on the phone, it was like no time had passed at all since we had seen eachother last.  Jenn was my little Penguin.  She got her nickname from our days spent abroad in Barcelona, where Jenn's love of giving each of us "animal personas" came to be.  We each came back with tales and friendships that would survive a lifetime and we all could'nt be happier to see our little Penguino make this huge step in her life.  We were there to capture it all... so I'll shut up now and let these pictures speak for themselves. ;)

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Brugliera, welcome to the club :)

Ceremony: Rothko Chapel
Reception: The Grove
Houston, Texas

What a view!  On the patio at The Grove

Brrrrrrrr.... But not bad for January weather :)

The first order of business...

Lorraine (The Cat) and Andrew Page

Me (Little Bear) and the Hubs ;)

Look at that lovely Penguin SMILE  :)


The gang, being silly together

Love Jenn's pirate

Jenny, taking turns with all of us :)

A toast, from Papa Cortez :)

And sister Val

What an evil little smirk that is!

OOOOOOOOoooooooo..... ALMOST!

A heart filled exit  <3

On to the after party!  :)

The newlyweds...awwwww... ;)

Right before all us old farts called it a night.. (at around 2am :)

Brugliera Wedding Day - Sneak Peek

These photobooth pictures totally deserved a post all their own....:)

Here's a sneak peek of this past weekends wedding festivities down in Houston.  More pictures to come...stay tuned. :)

 The Newlyweds, Mr. & Mrs. Brugliera :) 

Me and the hubs.. <3

The crew, together once again...
Clockwise from top left:
Christine, aka Evil Squirrel
Jenn, aka Penguino
Lorraine, aka Lola Cat
Yvette, aka Lil Bear
Christina, aka Xuxa or Shoosh, or Lollipop ;)