Valerie J. Mueller and Shawn M. Ward were married at 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 in Queen of Heaven Church, West Seneca. Guests gathered for a reception at Kotecki’s Grandview Grove, West Seneca. The Rev. David Richards of Queen of Heaven Church heard the couple’s vows. The bride’s parents are David and Julie Mueller of Hamburg. The bridegroom’s parents are Michael and Karen Ward of Hamburg. The bride, a graduate of Frontier High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in American Sign Language and Japanese from the University of Rochester. The bride is a world languages teacher and administrative assistant at the Buffalo Academy of Scholars. The groom, a graduate of Frontier High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from SUNY Geneseo. He is a database operations specialist at Frontier Science and Technology Research Foundation. After a trip to Skaneateles, the couple have made their home in Williamsville.