PAGE 4C Laredo Morning Times Sunday, August 2, 1998 Social news Wedding Bridal shower compliments future bride Blanca Rodriguez, future with various bridal games bride of Danny Velasquez, and gifts were presented to was honored with a compli- each winner. mentary bridal shower June Attending were Emma I. 18 at the Sirloin Stockade. Velasquez, future groom’s Hostesses included her mother; Theresa Morales, fiancé’s sisters, Laura, honoree’s mother; Adriana, Olivia, Darlinda, Guadalupe Inclan, groom-to- Mary Ann, Cris and Cheli be’s grandmother; Antonia Velasquez. Morales and Alicia Blanca welcomed guests in Rodriguez, bride-elect a Safari silk knee length grandmothers; Josie dress. She wore a corsage of Mendiola; Sara Palacios; spring flowers. Magdalena Morales; Grizel Guests were treated to a Morales; Erika Rodriguez; buffet dinner. A rectangular Irma Laurel; Delia Alvarado; cake of butter cream, deco- Genoveva Velasquez; Nelia rated with ivory and gold Sciaraffa; Rosa Verino and hearts was serve for dessert. daughters; Laura Rodriguez; Delicate bows of white Ysela Cisneros; Imelda organza with a sparkle of Santos; Ninfa Benavides; gold centered with a set of Priscilla Velasquez; Vanessa Times courtesy photo wedding rings and a small Velasquez; Yvonne Leija; BRIDAL HONOREE: Blanca Rodriguez, bride-elect, standing, bouquet of flowers were Mirta Flores; Mary and Mary was honored with a bridal shower June 18 at the Sirloin Stockade. given as favors. Lou Inocencio and Isa She is with her fiancé’s mother, Emma I. Velasquez, left and Guests were entertained Velasquez. Theresa Morales, mother. Mrs. JOHNNY KEANE SUTTON Sutton-Hughes Times courtesy photo Jennifer Elizabeth Hughes and Johnny Keane Sutton were FETED: Bride-elect Blanca married on Saturday, July 18, at 8 p.m. in the courtyard of the Rodriguez, seated center, is Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin. joined by her future sisters-in- The Catholic ceremony was officiated by Rev. Father Walter law at a bridal luncheon in her Montondon. honor June 18 at the Sirloin The bride carried a rosary belonging to her mother. Stockade. Seated, front from The couple was given in marriage by their families. left, are Adriana Velasquez and A reception and dance followed the ceremony. Mary Ann Velasquez. Standing On the evening before the wedding, the groom’s parents host- are Cris Velasquez, Darlinda ed a rehearsal dinner at The Shoreline on Lake Austin. Velasquez, Laura Velasquez, The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Janice Fitzgibbon Hughes Olivia Velasquez and Cheli and Dr. Thomas Edward Hughes Jr. of Austin. She is the grand- Velasquez. daughter of John Fitzgibbon and the late Betty Fitzgibbon of Laredo, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Hughes of Erie, Penn. She is the sister of Trey Hughes of Laredo. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William C. Sutton of Houston. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Keane, also of Houston. The maid of honor was Tracy Leigh Epstein. Bridesmaids were Tina Kotrla, Cate Latting, Hollyana Anderson Melear, Shannon For any Morse and Bonnie Reese. The best man was Kelly Sutton, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Frank Bryan, Ted Erck, John Heyne, Vance McMahan and Bill Moore. Ushers were Mark Sutton, Steve social event Baldassano, Trey Hughes and Steve Koebele. The soloist was Denise Kotrla and the readings were by Tiffany Mahaffee and Don Willett. The ringbearer was Tommy Hughes. call at Jennifer is a graduate of Saint Andrews Episcopal School and a graduate of Stephen F. Austin High School. She represented the city of Austin and was presented by the Society of Martha Washington at the George Washington Birthday Celebration in 728-2567 Laredo. She studied in Ireland and England and graduated Cum Laude from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where she was founder and president of the chartered organization WISE (Womens Issues-Support and Education). She is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law and is employed by The Texas Senate Finance committee. Johnny is a graduate of the Kinkaid School in Houston. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he was president of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He was a member of the 1983 University of Texas National Championship Baseball Team and was voted Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Central Regional Tournament. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law. Johnny was a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office for eight years prior to moving to Austin to serve as the Criminal Justice Policy Director for Governor Bush. Following a honeymoon to the Virgin Islands, the couple will reside in Austin. Times courtesy photo NEWLYWEDS: Juan and Jamie Rodriguez, center, were married June 6 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. A reception followed at the Holiday Inn Civic Center. Sharing the celebration, from left, are Sergio Cantu III, bride’s brother, and Veronica Gonzalez. MRS. VICTOR M. VICHARELLI Vicharelli-Figueroa Julieta Figueroa and Victor M. Vicharelli were united in holy matrimony July 11, in a double- ring ceremony at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. A reception followed at the Mirage I. The bride is the daughter of Julieta L. Figueroa and Carlos M. Figueroa. Her father gave the bride in marriage. The groom is the son of Victor E. Vicharelli and Maria Esther Vicharelli. Maid of honor was Adriana J. Esparza. Bridesmaids were Patricia Lopez, Adriana Lopez and Aurorita Lopez, and Alex Alarcon. Flower girl was Aurora Lopez. Best man was Enrique Coronado III. Groomsman was Jacob Hill. Other attendants were arras, Adriana J. Esparza and Pablo Esparza; lazo, Irma Y. Valdez and Rodolfo Valdez; cojines, Maria Esther Vicharelli and Aldo Vicharelli; anillos, Virginia Vicharelli and Marcelino Times courtesy photo Gomez. 15TH BIRTHDAY HONOREE: Denise Cantu, center, is joined by her parents, Blanca and Sergio Cantu, at the After a honeymoon trip to quinceanera reception at the Holiday Inn July 4. She received her blessing at Christ the King Catholic Church. Nassau, The Bahamas, the cou- Denise was escorted by Mark Cardenas. Denise is the granddaughter of Gilberto Zardenetta. ple are now at home in Laredo.