A Houston couple found their Valentine's Day engagement in River Oaks to be so romantic, they quickly decided to make the lovers' holiday their wedding date with an intimate ceremony in picturesque Puerto Vallarta.
Debra Stevenson, CRATE Interiors president and designer, and David M. Peganyee, entrepreneur and founding CEO of American Textile Recycling Service of Houston, continued the celebration here in Houston with a religious service at Rothko Chapel and a reception at the Hotel Granduca Ballroom.
The newlyweds share a glimpse of the destination wedding and Houston festivities.
At Hacienda San Angel, the corona of Guadalupe sounded chimes from a bell tower as if on cue as the couple entered the chapel. The bride's favorite quartet performed "Besame Mucho."
Unspoiled views of the Bay of Banderas and clear skies favored the sunset ceremony. A cocktail toast followed in the gorgeous courtyard.
Wedding portraits were taken in the Rothko Chapel gardens. This one shows Debra and David with their children.
David’s daughters, Caitlin and Lauren, were bridesmaids. Best man was David’s son, Junior Peganyee.
Debra and David with their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Stevenson and Dr. and Mrs. Sukhdev Peganyee
The Stevenson-Peganyee family cheers as Debra and David kiss.
Traditional Indian drummers serenaded Debra and David into the Granduca Hotel ballroom.
The happy couple tastes the first bites of the confections made by Crave Cupcakes.
The reception at The Granduca Ballroom
Brother-in-law Roy Block and sister Joanne Stevenson Block blow bubbles before the couple's departure.
Debra and David leaving in his "bachelor" corvette.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Turkey, Egypt, Dubai and East Africa. The newlyweds jointly renovated an estate home in Katy and are looking forward their next design project: A new home in River Oaks.