Katie & Chris

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South Plaza Park
Cambridge, MA
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September 29, 2018
5:00 P.M
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Reception to follow
At Café ArtScience

Where to stay

Please note that all reservations must be made PRIOR to 8/29 to get the block rate!

We've reserved hotel blocks under the name "Riker-DeFlumeri" at the following places:

Cambridge Marriott

50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142
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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge

250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Boston Cambridge

215 Monsignor O'Brien Highway, Cambridge, MA 02141
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The above "Book Here" links should work, but if they don't, just call the hotel and mention the dates and the room block.

If you don't like these, you can check out the page Chris stares at every. single. day.

Another option might be AirBnB, if you don't mind AirBnb!

Chris and Katie in front of some leaves

About Us

On a cold, drizzly, typical New England night in late March, Chris made his way to Harvard Square to meet Katie after he messaged her online. Meeting up at Grafton Street, they discovered it was closed, and rather than end the date right then and there, Katie suggested Russell House Tavern.

After a short, awkward, rainy walk, Russell House was closed for a private event for a bunch of Harvard kids. Perservering despite obvious signs that this date was going to be a disaster, they finally arrived at John Harvard's, where they enjoyed a few drinks and Chris talked too much. Luckily, Katie decided that he was worth a second date, and they ended up being a great match!

A year or so later, they decided to buy a condo in Somerville, because have you tried to rent property in Greater Boston? Jesus. Anyway, they spent a whole summer fixing it up, and now they live there with their cat, Zelda.

Chris and Katie with their cat Zelda

In June 2017, Chris hatched a diabolical plan to trick Katie into marrying him. Since their previous Cape Cod trips had been rained out, he planned one, but hid the real plan from Katie. After getting her hopes up by describing the roach motel he booked, he lied about having a doctor's appointment, and Katie went to work. Secretly, he drove down the Cape and buried something in the sand at Marconi Beach.

Chris drove back from the Cape, picked Katie up, and turned around and immediately drove back down. Arriving at the beach, they walked to find seals, when they tripped over something in the sand. Katie made Chris dig it out (because she refused to touch beach trash), to find a cooler, containing a note and a bluetooth speaker. The note said to plug the speaker in and turn it on, and when Katie did, an awesome song started playing. She turned to see Chris proposing!

Thus ends the tale of how this wedding website started. We hope you enjoyed our 3rd person narrative, it was not easy to write.


We appreciate your travel and effort to come celebrate our wedding day, and nothing would make us happier than to see you there!

Some people may wish to honor us with a gift, and to aid that we have registered at the following places.

Registry at Zola
Registry at Crate & Barrel

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I wear?

A: Cocktail Attire! We want you to look good and feel good, so men, don't come in your uncle's old plaid sport coat, and ladies you probably know what to do. You don't have to break the bank and shell out for something like a tux or this though. The ceremony is outdoors, but the rest of the evening is inside.

Wear any color you like (except for white - Katie is wearing that).

Q: How do I get to the ceremony?

A: It's walking distance from the Red Line in Kendall, or you can drive and park in the same garage we linked for the reception! If you're taking a Lyft, you should take one to the Commonwealth Cambridge,it's really close by.

Q: How do I get to Café ArtScience?

A: It is easily accessible via the Kendall Red Line stop.

You can also take a Lyft - there's plenty in Boston!

If you choose to drive, there are garages around, but they are pricey! The garage right underneath the venue is likely your best bet, it's $2/hr with validation.

Q: Should I bring my kids?

A: Our wedding is not kid-friendly, sorry about that!

Q: What am I going to do the rest of the weekend?

Q: Are you going to be providing dinner? Booze? Dancing?

A: Yes to all of the above! Chow down from our family-style menu, grab a drink at the bar, and get ready to cut a rug.

Q: Is there an afterparty?

A: Probably not a formal one! But who knows? Boston is, after all, legendary for its nightlife.

Q: Who else is going to the wedding?

A: If you'd like a curated list of people that you may/may not know who are invited to our wedding, please reach out to us at wedding@deflumeriker.com and we'll be in touch. (A lot of people want this for lodging/travel planning purposes, we're trying to short circuit awkward "were you invited to the wedding!?" conversations!).

Q: I can't make it that day! What do I do?

A: While that is both a statement and a question, we'll take it. If you can't make it, please let us know by contacting us at wedding@deflumeriker.com.

Q: Where can I sign up for updates about the wedding website?

A: You can't, because Chris doesn't want to setup that Node server again, so... just check back constantly.

Q: Wait, in the last question (↑) were you talking about a mailing list for the wedding or for the wedding website?

A: Yes.

Q: What if we have other questions?

A: Please email us at wedding@deflumeriker.com