Jessica Bilas Langer and David Talmy were married Aug. 25 at Handsome Hollow, a barn and events space, in Long Eddy, N.Y. Beccy Talmy, a Universal Life minister and a sister of the groom, officiated, with John Griffith, a friend of the bride, participating in a ceremony incorporating Quaker traditions.
Ms. Langer, 33, is a major gifts officer in the philanthropy and external relations department at the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.
She is a daughter of Susan Bilas Langer and Henry A. Langer of South Windsor, Conn. The bride’s father owns Langer Home Improvements in South Windsor. Her mother is a legal secretary at Shipman & Goodwin, a law firm in Hartford.
Dr. Talmy, 33, has been based in New York, and in September is to begin working in Knoxville, Tenn., as a researcher in marine ecosystem modeling and is setting up a research laboratory as an assistant professor in the department of microbiology and the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) for the University of Tennessee. He graduated with upper second-class honors from the University of Sussex in England, and received a Master of Research with distinction in mathematics in the living environment from the University of York in England, as well as a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from the University of Essex, with research conducted at Plymouth Marine Laboratory in Devon, England.
He is the son of Evelyn W. Talmy of Burwell, Cambridgeshire, England, and Yehuda S. Talmy of Ramat Hasharon, Israel. The groom’s mother is an English teacher, and trains beginner teachers at Chesterton Community College, a public school for students ages 11 to 16, in Cambridge, England. His father is an account executive responsible for the sale of financial services and products at Dell EMC, a computer company in Herzliya, Israel.
The couple met in 2013 when Dr. Talmy and his friends sat on the patio of a small bar in Cambridge, Mass., where Ms. Langer was working as a waitress, and one of his friends introduced Dr. Talmy to her.