Real Wedding: Tesia and Tim Henn

This DC celebration was filled with Georgetown University pride.

All photographs by Kurstin Roe.

They say home is where the heart is. For Tesia and Tim Henn, their home may now be in Connecticut, but they found their hearts at Georgetown University.  Having met as students at Georgetown, the couple returned to Dahlgren Chapel on campus to become husband and wife. Family and friends packed their bags and traveled south from Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, east from California and Texas, and across the pond from Ireland, Germany, and England to celebrate the weekend with them in the nation’s capital.

It was no coincidence the wedding happened to fall on Georgetown University’s homecoming weekend. Tim and his groomsmen got to spend the morning celebrating like underclassmen again, while Tes got ready with her friends and family.  Emotions ran high as the couple had their first look in front of the bright-blue house Tes lived in while at school. Ah, to be young again! 


Wedding Church: Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart, Georgetown University

Wedding Reception Venue: Corcoran Gallery of Art

Wedding Date: September 28, 2013

Photographer: Kurstin Roe

Bride’s Hometown: Glen Ridge, NJ

Groom’s Hometown: Darien, CT

Bride’s First Impression: “He was handsome, smart, and funny.”

Groom’s First Impression: “She was very outspoken in our first English class that took place at 8 AM. I was very impressed that she was always put together so early while I had just rolled out of bed five minutes before class.”

Bride’s Favorite Detail: “Our grand entrance down the marble staircase at the Corcoran. Tim had chosen an unusual song, but it totally worked and made it that much more fun for us.” 

Groom’s Favorite Detail: “The moment when we had just exchanged vows and the sun filed through the stained-glass window behind the altar at Dahlgren Chapel.”

Biggest Surprise: “The fact that so many of our friends and family traveled to DC to celebrate with us. Of the 170 guests in attendance, only about five were local.”

First Dance Song: “Your Song” by Ellie Goulding

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Classic, Fun, Meaningful and Memorable

Honeymoon Spot: Kauai and Maui, Hawaii

Where They Currently Live: Rowayton, CT

Bride’s Gown: Victor Harper, Wedding Atelier 

Groom’s Tux: Hugo Boss, Bloomingdale’s 

HairKatherine Patsas Nevitt

Makeup: Pattie Martin

Event Coordinator: Sara Muchnick for Engaging Affairs

Cake: Well Dunn Catering

Cake Flavors: Chocolate hazelnut with buttercream frosting

Florist: Petal’s Edge Floral Design

Wedding Flowers: Bridal bouquet: light pink garden roses, white dahlia, white mini calla lilies, and light pink stock accented with silver echevaria and dusty miller foliage. Bridesmaids bouquets: white garden roses, white mini calla lilies, and white stock accented with silver brunia pods. Centerpieces: 1) light pink hydrangea and stock finished with a lush collar of dusty miller foliage; 2) light pink hydrangea, light pink stock, Café au Lait dahlia, and light pink roses accented with silver echevaria and brunia pods.

Caterer: Well Dunn Catering

Videographer: Dolce Studio Films

Invitations: William Arthur stationery

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