Dr. Susan Karen Fenstermacher and Mr. Robert James Stephens were united in marriage on Saturday, June 1, 2013, at The Westmoreland Club, Wilkes-Barre, by the Rev. Dr. Carol Ann Fleming.
The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Rose Fenstermacher, Edwardsville. The groom is the son of Richard and Marilyn Stephens, Beacon Falls, Conn.
The bride was given away in marriage by her father. She chose her best friend, Melissa Laverty, Pocono Pines, as her maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Jessie Yerkic, Havre de Grace, Md., friend of the bride; Kate McCarthy, Quechee, Vt., friend of the bride; and Wendy Sarama, Boonton, N.J., cousin of the bride.
The groom chose his brother, Jeff Stephens, Cambridge, Mass., as his best man. Groomsmen were Greg Midgette, Santa Monica, Calif; Jason Pan, Somerville, Mass; and John Goulet, San Jose, Calif., friends of the groom.
Flower girls were Blair and Anna Mulligan, nieces of the groom.
Readings were given by Lori Mulligan, Stamford, Conn., sister of the groom; James Fenstermacher, Tucson, Ariz., brother of the bride; and Melissa Laverty, maid of honor. A blessing was given by the Rev. Richard Guarnieri, St. Clare Church, Bronx, N.Y.
Music for the ceremony was provided by violinists Lynn Hurst and Diane Wojciechowski and pianist Andrea Bogusko.
The bride is a graduate of Wyoming Valley West High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Boston University in 2008. Following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., she has been employed as a lecturer in psychology department at the University of Vermont since 2010.
The groom is a graduate of Holy Cross High School, Waterbury, Conn. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and journalism from the University of Connecticut in 2004. He is employed by JP Morgan Chase, South Burlington, Vt.
The couple honeymooned to Reykjavik, Iceland. They reside in Burlington, Vt.