Christina Boser and Michael Choate
Ms. Boser and Mr. Choate met in April 2016 at Harbor Cove Beach in Ventura when the old work truck Ms. Boser was driving got stuck. She had driven to the beach to collect sand for a restoration project on Santa Cruz Island, where invasive Argentine ants were swarming baby birds in their nests, interfering with native plant pollination and crowding out native ants. To rid the island of these pests without harming other species, she designed specialized bait, and wanted to do a trial run of the distribution equipment, using sand as a stand-in for the bait.
All was going as planned, until the truck got stuck. Mr. Choate and a friend were also at the beach watching ships pass along the shore when they heard the sound of tires spinning.
Mr. Choate rode his bike over to help. He used a piece of wood as a wedge and was able to steer the truck back onto compacted sand. He rode away, but returned to suggest that he and Ms. Boser exchange numbers, in case, he said, she should ever need his help in the future. Ms. Boser agreed before it dawned on her that this was a flirtation. She had not seen it coming.
“That’s not how my brain works,” Ms. Boser said. “I’m sure I was completely flushed and blushing.”
The next day Mr. Choate called to invite Ms. Boser to go hiking at Arroyo Verde park in Ventura. She in turn asked him to join her and some friends for oysters at the beach.
Ms. Boser’s friends greeted Mr. Choate with intense curiosity. “I don’t date a lot,” Ms. Boser said, “so he got interrogated by everybody.”
Mr. Choate, impressed with her travel, said, “That’s when I found out she’d been all over the damn world.” Afterward, strolling along the Ventura pier, they kissed.
But Mr. Choate left town the following week. As the captain of a ship that supplied oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, he was often gone for a month at a time, and home for only a few weeks before shipping out again. This schedule did not allow him much opportunity for a relationship. “I’d been single for quite awhile,” he said.
But they texted each other, and he continued to reach out to Ms. Boser whenever he was home on leave. “I was excited about it,” he said, “and very interested in her and getting to know her better.”
The time apart allowed Ms. Boser the chance to gradually adjust to being with someone, but she wondered if it would work long-term.
“One, he’s gone for a long portion of the year, and two, he’s younger,” she said. But when they were together, she was happy. “He listens to me, he is kind, and he is kind to other people.”
A scientist even in matters of the heart, Ms. Boser populated a spreadsheet with data about a hypothetical wedding.
“I’m looking at these things and deciding if this is the life I want,” she said. “I decided yes, because I could see a future.”
Still, they did not move in together as Ms. Boser had a sickly cat. Two years into the relationship, the cat died and she packed her things. At the time, Mr. Choate was working a new job, piloting tugboats off the coast of Maine. “I called him and I said, ‘O.K., I’m moving into your house now.’ ”
That same week, a heavy rope crushed Mr. Choate’s hand and he had to have portions of two fingers amputated. Ms. Boser booked a flight for later that day.
Meera Patel and Trevor Burbank
Ms. Patel and Mr. Burbank met on Coffee Meets Bagel in Nashville in May 2017. Ms. Patel, still reeling from the breakup of a one-year “terrible relationship,” as she called it, was in the midst of an eight-month solo trip around the country in search of herself.
“I was determined to finally pay attention to my own needs,” she said. “I was scared of a lot of things, so I decided to face those fears. I quit my job and sublet my Brooklyn apartment. I wanted to see what else was out there, so I hit the road.”
Ms. Patel’s trip began in February 2017 with stops in Chicago, Miami and Orlando, Fla., before she arrived in Nashville, where she met Mr. Burbank online, initially dismissing his profile. “He was a white, Christian man from Texas,” she said. “He was also two years younger than me, the opposite of everything I wanted, but he was so handsome.”
That left the door slightly ajar for Mr. Burbank, a native of Dallas who had lived and worked in New Orleans for the better part of a decade. They agreed to meet and go for a hike at Shelby Bottoms, a nature preserve in East Nashville.
He offered to pick her up, but she politely declined, choosing instead to get there by taxicab.
“When she got out of the cab, she was clutching her purse,” Mr. Burbank said, laughing. “I thought to myself, ‘Now that’s a real New Yorker.’”
Mr. Burbank tried to impress Ms. Patel with his familiarity of the trails at Shelby Bottoms, but they got lost in the woods for four hours. Ms. Patel became frustrated, but rather than tell Mr. Burbank to take another hike, she decided to stay the course, and they went to Rosepepper, a Mexican cantina in East Nashville, where they drank margaritas and shared a meal during what turned out to be a very successful nine-hour first date.
They dated for the duration of May before Ms. Patel continued on her journey to Chicago, Utah, Arizona, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver, British Columbia. She briefly returned to Nashville to visit Mr. Burbank, and then went off to complete her trip, visiting Chicago again and then North Carolina and New Jersey before returning in October 2017 to Nashville, and Mr. Burbank, for good.
“There was something very natural about my relationship with Trevor,” Ms. Patel said. “There were never any games between us.”
In April 2018, the couple bought a farm in Nashville, which they share with five chickens, a Border-Collie mix and visiting wild turkeys, coyotes, raccoons, vultures and hawks.
“My life is the opposite of what it was two years ago,” Ms. Patel said. “I went from living with two roommates in a basement apartment in Brooklyn to sharing 20 acres with my partner, and I get to write and draw and travel for a living.”
Mr. Burbank said he admired Ms. Patel’s “work ethic and discipline.”
Libby McKnight, David Quinn
Elizabeth Connelly McKnight and David Benjamin Quinn were married April 13 at Indian Creek Country Club in Miami Beach. The Rev. Robert W. Asinger, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated, with the Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Asinger taking part.
The couple met at Boston College, from which they graduated.
Ms. McKnight, 30, is an actress in New York who goes by Libby, and who appeared in 2018 as Lady Anne in the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company production of “Richard III” in Boston. She also voiced the forthcoming “The Mystery of Alice” for Audible, a producer of digital audiobooks. She received a master’s degree in drama from Juilliard.
She is a daughter of Peggy Thomas McKnight and Stephen H. McKnight of Fox Chapel, Pa. The bride’s father is a consultant in Pittsburgh on real estate investment and development. Her mother is a trustee of Point Park University and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, and is a director of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.
The bride is also a great-great-granddaughter of Robert Garland, who was instrumental, in 1918, in establishing daylight saving time.
Mr. Quinn, 29, is an assistant district attorney, in a trial bureau, in New York. He received a law degree from Boston College.
He is the son of Diane S. Juliar and Joseph F. Quinn of Newton, Mass. The groom’s mother is an emerita clinical professor of law at Suffolk University in Boston. His father is a professor of economics at Boston College and is a trustee of Amherst College.
Cristine Mayer, Keith Timko
Cristine Katherine Mayer and Keith Berk Timko were married April 13 at Brazos Hall, an events space in Austin, Tex. The Rev. Trish E. Woodruff, a United Methodist minister who is a friend of the bride’s family, officiated.
Mrs. Timko, 31, is an associate director in content partnerships at iHeartMedia in Manhattan. She graduated from Texas A&M and received a master’s degree in music business from N.Y.U.
She is a daughter of Holly K. Mayer and Tom Mayer of The Woodlands, Tex. The bride’s father retired as the managing director in the Houston office of the OC Tanner Company, a Salt Lake City company that develops employee recognition strategies. He is now the director of business development at DTK in Houston, a provider of facility services. Her mother is the director of programs and services at Interfaith of The Woodlands, a nonprofit social service agency.
Mr. Timko, 32, is a director of strategy and initiatives at Premion, an online video advertising company in Manhattan. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the son of Janet M. Berk and Michael J. Timko of Holmdel, N.J. Until the 1980s, his parents were prosecutors in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. The groom’s mother then became a stay-at-home parent, and she now works part time as a facilitator in schools throughout Monmouth County for the New Jersey Child Assault Prevention Project, a state-run program. His father, who is retired, was a senior vice president and of counsel at Mastercard in Purchase, N.Y.
The couple met in November 2014 during a happy hour organized by mutual friends at a West Village bar in Manhattan. Before he showed up, Ms. Mayer was told that Mr. Timko was a bit wilder than the guys she was used to dating. He showed up several hours late, but she gave him a chance anyway, and the two started dating.
Martha Simms, Eric Lorber
Martha Randolph Simms and Eric Benjamin Lorber were married April 13 in Atlanta. The Rev. Timothy H. Black, an Episcopal priest, officiated at Cator Woolford Gardens, with Joyce Bihary, a retired chief judge of the federal bankruptcy court in Atlanta, taking part.
Ms. Simms, 32, is the special adviser on policy relating to detentions, watchlisting, countering violent extremism and other issues to the State Department’s ambassador at large for counterterrorism, in Washington. She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts, and received a master’s degree in international relations and economics, concentrating on European studies, from Johns Hopkins University.
She is a daughter of Charlotte E. Erwin and Bryan R. Simms of Glendale, Calif. The bride’s father retired as a professor of musicology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her mother retired as the head of archives and special collections at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.
The bride is also a direct descendant of John Winthrop and of Thomas Dudley, both governors of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in its earliest years.
Mr. Lorber, 35, is a director at the Financial Integrity Network, a Washington consultancy focused on sanctions, anti-money-laundering initiatives and compliance. He is also the senior director of the Center on Economic and Financial Power, a program of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, also in Washington. He graduated magna cum laude from Columbia and received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is a son of Elizabeth Cromwell Lorber and Henry P. Lorber of Atlanta. The groom’s mother was until 2015 a chef at Watershed, a restaurant in Atlanta, and is to begin working as a chef in July at Redbird, an Atlanta restaurant that the groom’s brother is opening. The groom’s father is a financial consultant in Decatur, Ga., advising clients on debt restructuring and commercial real estate transactions.
The couple met in September 2016 at a happy hour in Washington that was hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative, where both were young professional fellows. He introduced himself as she was leaving, but when the couple met again in November, after having connected through the League, a dating app, she didn’t recall the encounter at all. That bit of awkwardness aside, the two went out and hit it off immediately.
Marissa Nicolo, Michael Calogero
Marissa Valerie Nicolo and Michael Anthony Calogero were married April 13 at the India House, an events space in Manhattan. Deborah A. Kaplan, an administrative justice of the Supreme Court, New York County, civil branch, officiated.
Mrs. Calogero, 33, is a sales force product manager at Burford Capital, a litigation finance firm in Manhattan. She graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta and holds an M.B.A. from C.W. Post, Long Island University.
She is a daughter of Deborah J. Cohen of Oceanside, N.Y., and the late Anthony J. Nicolo. The bride’s mother retired as a special-education teacher at Public School No. 710 in Bayside, Queens. She is now an autism consultant in private practice.
Mr. Calogero, 34, is an associate specializing in matrimonial and family law at Cohen Clair Lans Greifer Thorpe & Rottenstreich in Manhattan. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and received a law degree magna cum laude from Albany Law School.
He is a son of Mary Calogero and Joseph Calogero of Clifton Park, N.Y. The groom’s mother, retired as an elementary schoolteacher for the Scotia-Glenville school district in Scotia, N.Y. His father is an insurance adjuster at Seidel Claims Service in Glens Falls, N.Y.
The couple were introduced in 2014 by the bride’s sister, who is married to one of the groom’s childhood friends.
Lauren Wiley, Nathan Terrazas
Lauren Sara Wiley and Nathan Mark Terrazas were married April 13 at the South Congress Hotel in Austin, Tex. Rabbi Monty Eliasov officiated, with the Rev. Rob Hall, an auxiliary bishop of the Old Catholic Diocese of Uniformed Services, taking part.
Mrs. Terrazas, 27, is a speech language pathologist at a private practice in Austin. She is also a Pilates instructor at Solidcore in Austin. She graduated from Northwestern, from which she also received a master’s degree in speech, language and learning.
She is the daughter of Audrey B. Wiley and Richard B. Wiley of Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. The bride’s father, who is retired, worked in the sales division at BMW in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Her mother, who works in Armonk, N.Y., is an administrator in the winter office of both Tripp Lake Camp, an all-girls sleep-away camp in Poland, Me., and Camp Takajo, an all-boys sleep-away camp in Naples, Me.
Mr. Terrazas, 31, is a product specialist at ePayPolicy, a payment processor to the insurance industry in Austin. He graduated from DePaul University. He is the son of Elisa Terrazas and Mark Terrazas of Lansing, Ill. The groom’s mother is a cosmetologist in private practice in Munster, Ind. His father is a chief building engineer for SodexoMagic, an engineering firm in Chicago.
The couple met in summer 2012 while they were working at Camp Takajo. She was a tennis counselor and he a soccer counselor. They bonded over their love of Chicago and the groom’s Australian shepherd, Roo.
Jorge de la Cámara, José Pérez
Jorge García de la Cámara and José Álvarez Pérez are to be married April 14 at the Plenary Meeting Room of Valdes Town Hall in Luarca, Asturias, in Spain. Mayor Simón Guardado Pérez is to perform the ceremony.
Mr. de la Cámara, 47, is the open program manager in Barcelona, Spain, at the Barcelona School of Management at Pompeu Fabra University, from which he received an executive M.B.A. He graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Seville.
He is a son of Juana de la Cámara and Luis García of Seville. His father retired as a building engineer there. His mother was a stay-at-home parent.
Mr. Pérez, 51, is a public servant for the Generalitat of Catalonia, serving as a comptroller. He graduated with a degree in economics from Oviedo University in Oviedo, Spain.
He is the son of Etelvina Pérez and José Álvarez, who retired as the owner of a construction company in their hometown, Vega de Pope, Cangas del Narcea, Asturias. Mr. Pérez’ mother was also a stay-at-home parent.
The couple met on an online dating site in October 2012.
Samantha Schilit, Jeremy Rosenweig
Samantha Linn Price Schilit and Jeremy Phillip Rosenweig are to be married April 14 at Water’s Edge Resort and Spa in Westbrook, Conn. Rabbi Stuart Berman, an uncle of the bride, is to officiate, with Rabbi Nathaniel Berman, a cousin of the bride, taking part. On April 13, Robert Brande, a friend of the groom, led the couple in a celebration ceremony, also at Water’s Edge.
In July, Dr. Schilit, 30, will begin an American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics fellowship in laboratory genetics and genomics at Harvard Medical School.
Last month, she received a Ph.D. in genetics and genomics from Harvard, along with a certificate in human biology and translational medicine. She graduated from Wesleyan University, from which she also received a master’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry.
She is a daughter of Susan G. Price of Silver Spring, Md., and the late Robert P. Schilit, who lived in Forest Hills, Queens. The bride’s mother works at the federal Labor Department in Washington. Her father was a Washington-based economist and financial analyst.
Mr. Rosenweig, 32, is a mechanical engineer at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, a research and development center in Lexington, Mass. He graduated from Cornell and received a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California.
He is a son of Lila Corn Rosenweig and Marc H. Rosenweig of Glen Rock, N.J. The groom’s mother is retired from WABC-TV in New York, where she was a news producer and writer. His father retired as a professor of television and digital media at Montclair State University.
The couple met in April 2016 on OkCupid.
Erin Pearson, Brendan Rivage-Seul
Erin Elizabeth Pearson and Brendan Michael Rivage-Seul were married April 13 at the office of Peter Atanasson, a registered officiant with the Superior Court of the District of Columbia who is a member of the staff of DC Elopements, which helps couples obtain marriage licenses by proxy.
On May 4, the couple will take part in a celebration ceremony, to be led by their fathers, Thomas C. Pearson and D. Michael Rivage-Seul, at Maison des Polytechniciens, an events space in Paris.
The bride, 36, is a senior researcher at Ipas, a global nonprofit organization based in Chapel Hill, N.C. Her research focuses on increasing women’s access to reproductive health services in developing countries. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a master’s degree in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also holds a Ph.D. in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
She is the daughter of Kerry L. Miller of Temple, Tex., and Mr. Pearson of China Spring, Tex. The bride’s father is the executive director of the Arc of McLennan County, a nonprofit organization in Waco, Tex., that promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her mother is the project coordinator in Waco for the Texas School Ready Project at the Economic Opportunities Advancement Corporation, a preschool teacher training program.
The groom, also 36, is a foreign service officer currently stationed in Paris. He graduated cum laude from Lafayette College and received a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.
He is a son of Marguerite Rivage-Seul and Mr. Rivage-Seul of Westport, Conn. His mother is chairwoman of the women’s and gender studies department, and a professor in that department, at Berea College in Berea, Ky., where the groom’s father, who is retired, was a professor of philosophy and religion, and remains emeritus director of peace and social justice studies.
The couple met in summer 2009 in New Delhi while working as graduate interns for the United Nations Children’s Fund.
Emily Ely, Rubin Miller
Emily Kathleen Ely and Rubin Jesse Miller were married April 13 at Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Va. Stephanie McNerney, a friend of the couple who was sworn in by a judge as a one-time officiant in a nonreligious ceremony in the state of Virginia, officiated.
Ms. Ely, 35, is an assistant professor of reading education and a coordinator of high-impact practices, where she develops and oversees initiatives to improve the teaching and learning practices across campus, at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Va. She graduated from the University of Miami, from which she also received a master’s degree in reading education. She also received a Ph.D. in curriculum, instruction and special education from the University of Virginia.
She is a daughter of Bonnie B. Hunt of Chapel Hill, N.C., and William L. Ely of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The bride’s father, who is retired, was the owner and president of Sloan & Company, a company in Rochester that distributes plumping equipment, and of Metro Distributors, a company in Jacksonville, Fla., that distributes countertop materials. Her mother works in Chapel Hill as a licensed Realtor for Golden Real Estate and for Howard Hanna Realty in Rochester.
Mr. Miller, also 35, works in Santa Monica, Calif., as a regional director for Dimensional Fund Advisors, an investment management company based in Austin, Tex. He graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.
He is a son of Shelley R. Miller and Dr. Marvin E. Miller of Dayton, Ohio. The groom’s mother is in private practice there as a marriage and family therapist. His father is a medical geneticist at Dayton Children’s Hospital there.
The couple met while attending the Allen Creek Elementary School in Rochester. Mr. Miller later reconnected with Dr. Ely’s twin sister, Arin Bryan, during business trips to Austin. Arin Bryan, who tried to set up the couple for years, eventually got them together in 2017 for a group camping trip to Moab, Zion and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah. They started dating a few months later.
Samantha Braun, Benjamin Colombo
Samantha Flick Braun and Benjamin William Colombo were married April 13 at the Foundry, an events space in Long Island City, Queens. Spencer F. Braun, the bride’s brother who became a Universal Life minister for the occasion, officiated.
The bride, 29, is the business development manager for Uber’s safety initiatives in San Francisco, and is also pursuing an M.B.A. at Columbia. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is the daughter of Anne C. Flick and Neil S. Braun of Manhattan. The bride’s father is the dean of the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He is on the board of Share Our Strength, a nonprofit organization in Washington working to end childhood hunger in United States. Her mother is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan.
The groom, 35, is the communications director at One Concern, a company in Menlo Park, Calif., that uses artificial intelligence to predict the impact of natural disasters. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College and received a master’s degree in international relations from N.Y.U.
He is a son of Molly Hegarty Colombo of Greenwich, Conn., and the late Richard A. Colombo. The groom’s mother is the Democratic registrar of voters for Greenwich. His father was a professor of marketing at Fordham in Manhattan.
The couple met in 2012 while they worked at the same strategy advisory firm in Manhattan. They did not start dating until 2015, soon after the groom returned from an assignment in Australia. Their first date was to a Magritte exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art.
Amy Shugar, Seth Weinberg
Amy Raffaella Shugar and Seth Benjamin Weinberg were married April 13 at the Skylark, an events space in New York. Cantor Bruce L. Ruben officiated.
The couple work at Columbia Law School — she as an associate director of major gifts, he as an adjunct professor teaching food law and policy.
Mrs. Weinberg, 43, graduated from Duke, from which she also received an M.B.A. She is a member of the alumni council of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, and a chairwoman of Duke’s Alumni Admissions Committee in New York.
She is the daughter of Gerald R. Shugar of West Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Lois Rapaport Shugar, who lived in New York.
Mr. Weinberg, 45, is a partner in the law firm Weinberg Zareh Malkin Price in New York, of which he is a founding member. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received a law degree from Columbia, where he is on the board of the law school association. He is also on the board of governors of the Penn Club of New York.
He is a son of Bonnie Weinberg and Jeffrey J. Weinberg of Miromar Lakes, Fla.
The groom’s previous marriage ended in divorce.
The couple met in June 2017 through the dating app JSwipe.
Michelle Trone, Thomas Clinch Jr.
Michelle Cynthia Trone and Thomas Edward Clinch Jr. were married April 13 at Union Station in Washington. Rabbi Baht Weiss officiated.
The bride, 30, is a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Washington. She graduated from Emory University and received an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a master’s degree in international relations and international economics from Johns Hopkins University.
She is a daughter of June S. Trone and David J. Trone of Potomac, Md. The bride’s father, a Democrat of Maryland, is a United States representative who serves the state’s Sixth District. He is also the founder and owner of Total Wine & More, a wine and alcohol retailer based in Bethesda, Md., where her mother served as a member of its management team.
The groom, 31, is the director of operations for the Washington metro area at EyeCare Service Partners. He graduated from the University of Michigan.
He is a son of Linda Clinch and Dr. Thomas E. Clinch Sr. of Annapolis, Md. The groom’s father is an ophthalmologist in private practice in Washington. His mother worked as a nutritionist before becoming a stay-at-home parent.
The couple met in 2011 through mutual friends while watching the Washington Capitals play an N.H.L. playoff game.
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