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Nuptials: Sheila Leonard & Carlton Davis

Sheila Leonard and Carlton Davis.
Sheila Leonard and Carlton Davis. (Photo by Julie Napear Photography)
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sheila Leonard, 28, is a research analyst. Carlton Davis, 28, is a lawyer. They live in the District.

Wedding date: Oct. 9

Location: Georgetown Lutheran Church and Nationals Park, Washington

Guests: 150

How they met: Though Leonard and Davis attended the same high school in Alexandria, they didn't meet until after college in 2006, when they both went to a Nationals/Orioles baseball game with mutual friends. After the game, the couple spent the rest of the evening chatting at a bar in Arlington.

The proposal: Leonard had always said that she wanted to get engaged at the Jefferson Memorial. So Davis took her on a picnic at the scenic monument in May and proposed on the steps as the sun set.

The wedding: As a nod to their first meeting, Leonard and Davis held a playful reception at Nationals Park's Diamond Club, overlooking the field. A photo slideshow played on the scoreboard and table centerpieces included traditional ballgame snacks like popcorn and crackerjack.

The honeymoon: Leonard's aunt and uncle offered to let the newly married couple use their beach house in Oak Island, N.C., where Leonard and Davis spent a week fishing, kayaking, biking, playing tennis and strolling the beach.

- Michelle Thomas

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