Another big decision was where to hold the ceremony and reception. Zach and Vera liked the idea of an outdoor ceremony, but for several reasons we settled on the Upper Room at the First United Presbyterian Church where we are members. One reason was that the room is accessible by wheelchair so we were able to get my mom to the ceremony. Vera was the first of my parents' eleven grandchildren to be married, so this was an important consideration.
|Peter van Laeys toasting the bride and groom.|