Laura Bintzer and Sam Hines will marry on Sept. 20 in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain.
Both Sam and Laura’s families have homes in Katama, and they grew up spending summers right around the corner from each other. They met officially in 1997 (Sam was 15 and Laura was 14) when they were both employed as camp counselors at Mattakeesett Day Camp. They stayed in communication in the years that passed, and eventually began dating in 2008.
The couple currently resides in New York city, where Laura is an event planner at B+Z Events, a company she co-founded last year following her role as manager of public events at the Museum of the City of New York. Sam recently earned a master’s degree in business administration from Fordham University as well as a master’s degree in global management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Prior to his graduate education, he was in private equity and has worked extensively abroad, including New Delhi, India; Vienna, Austria, and London, United Kingdom.