Laura Elizabeth West and Joseph Glenn Pappalardo
Joey and Laura leaving the reception
Photographs by Forever Photography
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Joey saw Laura across the room at a party and knew he had to meet her. With a little coaching and background about Laura from his wingman Erik, Joey made his move—introducing himself, buying a round of drinks for Laura and her friends and mentioning some Texas sports history to touch on her Texan roots. Mission accomplished!
The pair exchanged witty banter and phone numbers. They dated for ten months until Joey proposed in Vermont at the Equinox Hotel.
Reverend Andy Noel officiated at the ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Austin, Texas, and the reception followed at the Driskill Hotel.
The bride, daughter of Robert and Jean Ann West of Houston, graduated from Kingwood High School, the University of Texas at Austin and is currently attending the Yale School of Medicine.
The groom, son of Joseph and Gloria Pappalardo of Vero Beach, Florida, graduated from Brunswick School and Yale University, and works for Aquiline Capital Partners in New York City.
The newlyweds honeymooned at Jade Mountain in St. Lucia before returning home to New Haven.
Father of the groom, Joe Pappalardo, with Joey