Gridiron romance was in the air at Tootsies for the second annual "Love's in Fashion" runway fete that featured Houston Texans Matt Schaub and wife Laurie on the runway, Owen Daniels and his fiancé, Angela Mecca on the 50-yard-line of seating and Texans' COO Cal McNair and wife Hannah in front row position.
No, this wasn't a pigskin rally. But the crowd's enthusiasm for the loving couples strutting down the catwalk could've matched that of a Reliant Stadium throng.
As many as 200 fashion fans and supporters of the night's beneficiary, Dec My Room, gathered to sip, nibble and cheer on their friends, who stepped out in high style.
Chaired by Susan and Mike Plank, Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, the multi-tiered event began with cocktails, light bites and socializing across the vast expanse of Tootsies, moved to the runway fashion show and then sprinted through West Ave over to Katsuya where the after-party swung into gear.
Among the lovers on parade were soon-to-be-wed Joanna Hartland and Brad Marks, Karen and Mike Mayell having just celebrated their 25th anniversary, Lucinda and Javier Loya, Amy and Jim Lee, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Holly Waltrip and Mike Long, Debbie and Rudy Festari, Ceron and Todd Fiscus, Judy and Scott Nyquist and Megan Sutton Reed and Chris Reed.