Christopher and Jeannie Bayer, Oakton, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Christen Bayer, Oakton, Va., to Richard Tedlie Watkins Jr., Washington, son of Richard Sr. and Lori Watkins, Washingon.

Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Bachelor of Arts in geology from Wheaton College. She is employed by Jack Kemp Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Richard has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Wheaton College. He is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, currently assigned to the Training and Education Command Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Va.

The couple plan a July 20, 2013, wedding at 10 a.m. in Washington, D.C., with a reception planned for Aug. 3 in Washington.