My father-in-law, the Lutheran minister, performed the ceremony for the Catholic bride and Jewish groom. He simply referred to one single deity "God" throughout and made both sides happy. Normally not a compromise he'd make, but he's known Josh as long as he's known M.
They finished the ceremony with the traditional breaking of the glass. That's when the party got rolling. Josh and Valerie are the last of the NY crew to get married and did it with style.
The funeral…well it was a funeral. Not much to say about that. It was the shock like the passing of M's Uncle Rick, so the mood was different this time. More like a family reunion.
My mother-in-law also threw a first birthday party for E. I don't think we could have crammed any more into the weekend!