Shara Renee Ticku and Bennet Gilbert Grill were married March 9 in Marfa, Tex. The Rev. Jacob Smith, an Episcopal priest, officiated on the lawn of the Presidio County Courthouse.

The bride, 30, is the founder and chief executive of C16 Biosciences, a biotechnology company, based in Somerville, Mass., that develops sustainable alternatives to palm oil. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and received an M.B.A. from Harvard.

She is a daughter of Elizabeth T. Smith of San Antonio and the late Dr. Maharaj K. Ticku. Her mother is the vice president for marketing at Hotel Emma in San Antonio. The bride’s father was a professor of pharmacology and psychiatry at the University of Texas. Dr. Ticku was also a research scientist in the field of neuropharmacology, with a focus on alcohol research.

The bride is a stepdaughter of Forrester McLain Smith III. He is a principal of Champions Pipe & Supply, a global distributor of casing and tubing, drill pipe and line pipe, also in San Antonio.

The groom, 31, is a principal at Blue Wolf Capital Partners, a private equity firm in New York. He graduated from Duke, and currently serves on the National Board of the Duke Young Alumni Development Council.

He is the son of Jennifer J. Grill and Kevin H. Grill of Fayetteville, Ga. The bride’s father served in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He last served at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

The couple met in 2011 in New York at the birthday dinner of a friend.