Real Wedding: Jane and Watson Tanlamai

The engagement happened under Christmas lights, but for this couple’s wedding day it was all about the bubbles.

All photographs by Richard Ellis Photography.

Jane and Watson’s love story goes back a decade when they met through a mutual friend at Georgetown University as freshmen. Their love quickly blossomed after their first date—they saw Garden State at the AMC Theater in Georgetown, and the night ended at nearby Thomas Sweets. Eight and a half years later, during a Christmas holiday visit to one of Jane’s favorite places—Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, Pennsylvania—Watson proposed. Jane loves the town’s Colonial-style village and would take Watson there every year over the holidays to enjoy warm apple cider, window shopping, and wandering under the holiday lights. To complete her fairy tale, Watson proposed outside in the snow surrounded by sparkling lights in a spot she could only describe as “picture perfect.” After about 18 months of planning, the couple tied the knot this past May. 


Wedding Venue: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University

Wedding Reception: Anderson House at the Society of the Cincinnati

Wedding Date: May 3, 2014

Photographer: Richard Ellis Photography

Bride’s Hometown: Landsdale, PA

Groom’s Hometown: Waltham, MA

Bride’s First Impression: “I thought he was funny, happy-go-lucky, and a genuinely nice guy.”

Groom’s First Impression: “She was a good flip-cup player, and had a strong forehand and a thirst for knowledge.”

Bride’s Gown: Martina Liana, Bijou Bridal

Groom’s TuxHugo Boss

Hair and Makeup: Brooke Morgan, Georgetown Aveda Salon and Spa

Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design

Event Coordinator: A Sweet Soiree Events

Wedding Flowers: White hydrangeas with white tulips and vendala roses

Wedding Cocktail: Pink lemonade cocktail

Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

Caterer: Occasions Caterers

Music/Entertainment: Dan Goldman, Bialek’s Music 

Bride’s Favorite Detail: “Marrying Watson at the chapel on campus where we met.” 

Groom’s Favorite Detail: “The personalized props at the photo booth.”

Biggest Surprise: “The Georgetown mascot, Jack the Bulldog, made an appearance at the wedding and posed for pictures with us.”

First Dance Song: “All Of Me” by John Legend

Four Words That Describe the Wedding: Intimate, fun, elegant, and long-awaited

Wedding Favors: Glass jars of the couple’s favorite candy: mini gummy bears (Watson) and cowtails (Jane).

Honeymoon Spot: Russia and the Maldives

Where They Currently Live: New York City