Sunday, January 18, 2004 Laredo Morning Times PAGE 3C Weddings, engagements and social events SELINA D. PERALES ANDREW L. COOPER RAQUEL CRUZ RICHARD P. Perales-Cooper CHALAMBAGA Selina Denise Perales, the daughter of Minerva Cruz- Times courtesy photo FAMILY PORTRAIT: Rene Mendez, brother of the bride, Amelia Davila Uralde, mother of the bride; Carolina and Eliud Reyes and Raul Humberto Chalambaga Estrada, newlyweds and Elsa and David Estrada, parents of the groom. Perales, is engaged to be married to Andrew Land Felix and Angela Cruz Carolina Isabel Mendez and Eliud Estrada exchange vows Cooper, the son of Don and Glenda Lexington, Ky. Cooper, of announce the engagement of their daughter, Raquel Cruz, to Richard P. Carolina Isabel Mendez Davila, cousin of the bride, Selina is a native of Chalambaga, so of and Eliud Estrada were unit- of Austin. Laredo and is a graduate of Sostenes and Tere ed in holy matrimony at 7:30 Wedding attendants St. Augustine High School. Chalambaga, of p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, included padrinos de arras: She went on to graduate Sanderson, Texas. 2003, at St. Patrick’s Mr. and Mrs. Arturo H. from Baylor University, The bride-elect, a coun- Church. Reverend Tomas Garza, aunt and uncle of the receiving her bachelor of selor, and the prospective Juarez officiated the double- bride, padrinos de Cojines: arts in international studies, groom, a teacher, are cur- ring ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Sergio with her minor in art history. rently employed at H. B. The bride is the daughter Hernandez, brother-in-law She is presently working Zachry Elementary. of Amelia Davila Uralde. and sister of the groom, as an adjunct instructor of Mrs. Uralde and Carolina’s padrinos de lazo: Dr. and ESOL at Tarrant County brother, Rene, gave her in Mrs. Jose G. Garcia, aunt College and is a Family marriage. The groom is the and uncle of the bride, and School representative with Quinceañera son of Elsa Estrada and padrinos de Biblia y rosario: Arlington Independent David Estrada. Mr. and Mrs. Tomas School District. Carolina was dressed in a Briones, baptismal godpar- Andrew is a graduate of white, satin St. Tropez ents of the groom. Lafayette High School and strapless gown with a fitted At the beginning of the Cumberland College, bodice and A-line skirt that Nuptial Mass, both Carolina where he received his draped in the back in a and Eliud offered a sincere bachelor of science with a criss-cross fashion. Crystal welcome to invited friends minor in religion. He is an and pearl embroidery along and family, asking them for upcoming May 2004 gradu- with metallic threading their prayers and blessings ate for his masters in mar- embellished the bodice, for a long, healthy, and fruit- riage counseling and mas- hemline, and train. She ful marriage filled with love ters in arts in christian edu- wore a pearl and diamond and happiness. cation. He is currently work- necklace, bracelet, and ear- During the Mass, a special ing at Southwestern Baptist rings, a gift from her mother. remembrance was made of Theological Seminary in A beautiful and large bou- the bride and groom’s Fort Worth, as a secretary quet of Virginia white and deceased grandparents: of support services. lavender roses, daisies, and Captain Jose C. Davila, Mr. The date of the wedding is JACQUELINE CASTILLO chrysanthemums with Lorenzo Serrato, and Mr. set for March 20, 2004 at leather leaves and English and Mrs. Francisco Estrada. Iglesia Bautista Buena Vida Jacqueline Castillo, the ivy cascaded from During the Liturgy of the en Jesus. A reception to daughter of Mauro and Carolina’s hands, compli- Word, Gerardo Garza, follow at the Holiday Inn. Amabely Castillo, celebrat- menting the elegant simplic- cousin of the bride, present- ed her quinceanera on Dec. ity of her gown. ed the first reading and 6, 2003 with a religious cer- Gabriela Mendez, sister of responsorial psalm, and emony at Christ the King the bride, was the matron of Rene Mendez, brother of honor. Osiris Estrada, twin the bride, read the second Church. brother of the groom was reading. Javier C. Davila, MR. AND MRS. ELIUD ESTRADA A dinner and dance the best man. Bridesmaids uncle of the bride, read the reception followed at entrance table where the Rene, and then with each of were sisters of the bride, prayer of the faithful. Mr. bride’s portrait was dis- her uncles. Castillo de los Presidentes. Raquel and Rebecca and Mrs. Alfredo Torres and played and invited guests Special toasts to the new- Jacqueline was escorted Mendez, and cousins of the family made the presenta- signed in. Traditional lyweds were offered by par- by Margarito Segovia III, bride, Natalia Davila, from tion of the gifts. almonds signifying love, ents and brothers of the the son of Margarito and Austin, and Maritza Garza. In a special ceremony, health, happiness, prosperi- groom, and by mother, Adriana Segovia. They wore a deep purple Father Tom gave Carolina ty, and fertility were brother, and uncles of the Jacqueline is a 9th grader strapless bodice and A-line and Eliud the privilege of wrapped in white tulle tied bride. The Mariachi Los at Martin High School. skirt. receiving the body and with purple, lilac, and silver Arrieros also entertained the Groomsmen were David blood of Christ from each ribbon. Potpourris filled 250 guests. Rene, brother Estrada Jr., brother of the other. Before the final bless- sachets tied with purple of the bride, played, sang, groom, Gerardo Vera, friend ing, Mrs. Amelia D. Uralde, imprinted ribbon were also and dedicated two special MR. AND MRS. of the groom, Leo Serrato, Rene Mendez, Mrs. Elsa at each place setting. Blown songs to the newlyweds, “I JESUS R. NUÑO cousin of the groom, and Estrada and David Estrada glass bowls held hojarascas Want to Grow Old With You” Gerardo Garza, cousin of walked up to the altar and at each table. and “She.” Osiris, twin Announce engagement the bride. gave the couple a special The four-tier bride’s cake brother of the groom, also Flower girls were Paula blessing. with purple and lavender sang and dedicated “Si Nos Josie Gonzalez and Jesus Cuellar and Alexis Dr. Mary Grace Carroll, roses atop each tier was of Dejan” and several other Rafael Nuño together with Sandoval, nieces of the organist, accompanied pineapple filling. The songs to the bride and groom. Their lavender and Veronica Ramirez, soprano, their parents Rodney and groom’s cake was a three- groom. Raquel Coleman and white dresses were adorned in presenting classical tier chocolate fudge cake After a honeymoon trip to with purple flower petals selections from Bach, Santiago and Celia Nuño covered with fresh, whole Hawaii, the newlyweds and tulle. They handed out Pachelbel, Schubert, strawberries. reside in Laredo. announced their plans to Nuptial Mass missalettes Stookey, Wagner, and Grupo Premier provided The bride is a registered unite in matrimony. and silver bells to guests. Mendelssohn. the musical entertainment. respiratory therapist at The wedding will be cele- The ring bearer was Sergio Following the religious cer- After dancing the first dance Laredo Medical Center and brated at San Agustin Hernandez Jr., nephew of emony, a reception was with her husband, Carolina the groom is a staff accoun- Cathedral on May 1, 2004. the groom. held at The Majesty. Tall danced with her brother, tant at Doctor’s Hospital. A reception will follow at the Altar server was Angelica arrangements graced the Majesty. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of United High School. In August 2001 she graduated from Texas A&M International University earning a bachelor of arts in psycholo- gy with a minor in criminal jus- tice. She is currently pursuing a masters in public administra- tion at TAMIU. She is employed at United Independent School District. The groom-to-be is a 1996 graduate of United High School. He earned an asso- ciates in criminal justice from Laredo Community College and a bachelor of science degree in criminal Times courtesy photo justice with a minor in sociol- WEDDING ATTENDANTS: Maritza Garza, Natalia Davila, Raquel Mendez, Rebecca Mendez, Gabriela Mendez, Carolina ogy from Texas A&M and Eluid Estrada, bride and groom, Osiris Estrada, Gerardo Vera, David Estrada Jr., Leo Serrato and Jerry Garza. International University.