The ease with which Mr. Allen and Ms. Thomas move through the world together is a defining characteristic of their relationship. For example, when Mr. Allen, who graduated from Fordham University, wanted to move to Boston to get an M.B.A., Ms. Thomas moved with him, as Boston provided her with more career opportunities.
A graduate of Towson University, she is now the performance marketing manager for Joss & Main, a Wayfair specialty brand, in Boston. Mr. Allen, who in 2019 received an M.B.A. from Boston University, is a senior associate at the professional-services company PwC in Boston.
When Mr. Allen proposed to Ms. Thomas on steps overlooking Cape Cod Bay on Sept. 21, 2019, she said it came as a surprise because the couple had never explicitly discussed marriage. “I think we almost didn’t talk about it on purpose,” Ms. Thomas said. “But we had enough that we knew we were on the same page.”
The pair were wed Sept. 25, before 150 guests at a ceremony on the beach in Kalmar Village, an oceanfront hotel in North Truro, Mass. Michael Steinschneider, a close friend of the couple’s, officiated after receiving a one-day designation by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ms. Thomas and Mr. Allen said they were lucky because the pandemic did not affect their plans, which from the start included a two-year engagement and an outdoor ceremony. Ms. Thomas described their wedding weekend as a Cape Cod-themed adult sleepaway camp. Guests stayed in Kalmar Village’s cottages and, following the ceremony, enjoyed ice cream from a rented truck and oysters from a raw bar.
The Monday after the wedding, the couple left for a weeklong honeymoon on Scrub Island in the British Virgin Islands.
Now that they are married, both Mr. Allen and Ms. Thomas look forward to settling into their new house in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and developing a routine. “We’re very social and love exploring the city and going to concerts,” Mr. Allen said. “It’ll be great to do it now as a married couple and just enjoy it from that perspective.”