Surrounded by family and friends, Lea Meredith Ventura and Christopher Smith Travers were married on June 27, 2009 at Sky Meadow Country Club in Nashua, N.H.
Members of the wedding party included Lea's sister, Kira Ashby, maid of honor; Lea's cousin, June Ventura and friends, Melissa Cerullo and Alexis Blaxberg, bridesmaids; Lea's cousin Cody Hendry, ring bearer; Chris' brother Nick Travers, best man; and Chris' friends, Jake Kleinman, Kyle Nordrum, and Matt Waller, groomsmen. Lea's parents, Ronnie Ginsberg and Joel Ventura and Chris' parents, Ellen and Steve Travers, completed the procession.
Lea and Chris both graduated from Brown University in 2008, Lea majoring in cognitive neuroscience and Spanish, and Chris majoring in biology.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon cruise to Hawaii in December and currently resides in Chicago, where Chris is a 2nd year medical student at Northwestern University and Lea is a 1st year clinical psychology PhD student at Loyola University.