Sam Arora, Jaime Bugaski

May 21, 2012

Sam, 31, is a Maryland state delegate. Jaime, 29, is an attorney. They’ll live in Rockville after the wedding.

The Main Event: A June 9 affair in a Capitol Hill church. The reception will be at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and they’ll have a popcorn bar.

How They Met: In church. “Behind the last pew, center aisle, at 7:45 p.m. on a Sunday night. Some things you don’t forget,” says Sam.

First Date: Pizzeria Paradiso in Dupont and frozen yogurt near the zoo.

How he Proposed: Halfway through a long run in a snowstorm (they were training for a half-marathon), he popped the question near the Lincoln Memorial. “After I said yes, I made him run the remaining six miles.”

When She Knew: Last Thanksgiving, when he agreed to wear a T-shirt she’d decorated with a felt turkey.

Celebrating Heritage: Since they couldn’t get an elephant for Sam (who is Indian) to ride in on, he’ll arrive in a convertible. Some of his family will be traveling outside India for the first time to attend the wedding.

Family Traditions: She’s sewing a piece of lace from her great-grandmother’s wedding gown into her dress.

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