Cristina Elsa Maria Filippelli and Ryan Houldsworth Dempsey of Durham, N.H., were married on Oct. 7 on the Devon Yacht Club dock in Amagansett.
The ceremony was performed by John Hossenlopp, a reverend in the Universal Life Church, a former commodore of Devon, and a family friend. A reception followed at the club.
The bride, who will keep her name, is a daughter of Birgitta and Donald Filippelli of New York and Amagansett. She received a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2011 from Antioch University New England in Keene, N.H. She is practicing in Manchester, N.H.
She was attended by her sister, Alexandra Filippelli, of Dallas.
The bridegroom is a son of Robert H. Dempsey Jr. of Wayne, Pa. and JoAnne G. Dempsey of Wolfboro, N.H.
Mr. Dempsey is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England and coaches sailing at the University of New Hampshire. The couple met in September of 2006 on the first day of graduate school.
Mr. Dempsey’s best man was his brother, Kyle Dempsey of Wayne, Pa., who himself married two weeks earlier in Philadelphia.
The couple are passionate sailboat racers, racing on their own J80, Gallant Fox, on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and on the Filippelli’s J109, Caminos, out of the Devon Yacht Club.
The bride wore a simple J. Crew gown of silk radzimir and carried a bouquet of hot pink ranunculus, yellow billy buttons, and orange dahlias. Her maid of honor, her sister, wore navy blue and carried the same flowers.
The bride’s godmother, Holly Whewell, and the groom’s grandfather, Robert H. Dempsey, read passages during the ceremony, which was written by the couple.
After a honeymoon to Jost Van Dyke, the couple has returned to live in New Hampshire with their two English setters, J.R. and Hank.