Emily Jane McDonald and Thomas Vance Decker were married Oct. 10, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, Hays, with Rev. Delbert Stanton and Rev. Michael O'Brien, Houston, officiating.

Parents of the couple are Thomas and Debra McDonald, Hays, and Matthew and Sandra Laake, London, Texas, and Charles and Elisabeth Decker, Houston.

Attendants were Cheryl Pfennig, Houston, and Lahna Elliott, Andover, friends of the bride.

Groomsmen were Daniel Bjork, Austin, Texas, friend of the groom, and Aaron McDonald, Houston, brother of the bride.

Candlelighters were Kaitlyn McDonald, Monument, Colo., and Claire Keeten, Phillipsburg, cousins of the bride. Flower girl was Kirsten McDonald, Houston, niece of the bride. Ringbearer was Marcus McDonald, Houston, nephew of the bride.

The bride is a graduate of Hays High School, Fort Hays State University and Wichita State University. She is a physician assistant at Lifeline Family Medicine, Plainville.

The bridegroom is a graduate of Grace Christian School, Mason, Texas, and North Texas University, Denton, Texas. He plans to pursue a career in education.

The newlyweds are at home in Hays.