Regional
12:47 pm
Sun March 13, 2011

Marriage At The Capitol

New Mexico – Love replaced political feuding in the state House of Representative during a historic ceremony in the state Capitol a wedding.

Rep. Shirley Tyler, a Lovington Republican, married retiree J.B. Pugh of Odessa, Texas during a ceremony Saturday in the House chambers.

The wedding took place several hours before the House convened.

Rep. Donald Bratton of Hobbs escorted Tyler down the aisle at the start of the ceremony. After an exchange of vows, a mariachi band played.

A reception was held in the Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's office in the Capitol.

Legislative officials say it was the first time for a wedding in the House chambers. Tyler has served in the Legislature since 2007.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.