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An earlier version of this article, about the wedding of Camilla Meira and Gregory Michael Mikota II, was accompanied by a photograph of a different couple. The photo was of Stefanie Mach and Sean Gregory. This version has been corrected with a photo of Meira and Mikota.
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Nuptials: Camila Meira and Gregory Michael Mikota II

Camila Meira and Dr. Gregory Michael Mikota II
Camila Meira and Dr. Gregory Michael Mikota II (Jason Williams - Photo by Freed Photography)

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Camila Meira, 27, is a nurse. Gregory Michael Mikota II, 34, is an analyst with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. They live in Washington.

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Wedding date: Nov. 27, 2010

Location: The Willard Hotel

Guests: 70

How they met: Living in the same apartment building, Camila and Michael often caught glimpses of each other. Last April, Michael saw Camila in the lobby and asked whether she wanted to go out sometime. As soon as she said, "Sure," Michael followed with, "How about tonight?" They wound up drinking sangria and eating tapas at La Tasca in Penn Quarter, where they remained until closing. The evening ended at Michael's apartment with dancing and a kiss.

The proposal: Four months after their first date, Michael and Camila vacationed Garden City, S.C., where Michael's family has a home. While walking on the beach and watching fireworks in the distance, Michael popped the question.

The wedding: The event was an international gathering that brought together Camila's family from Brazil and Michael's family and friends from China, India, Mexico and Bangladesh. Camila carried a red bouquet with shafts of wheat as a tribute to her grandparents, who were farmers. The gold-and-white color scheme paired perfectly with the Willard's Crystal Room, which was dressed festively for the holidays.

The honeymoon: The couple cruised from Puerto Rico to St. Thomas, Tortola, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados. They watched movies under the stars on the ship's deck, took a jeep safari through the mountains of St. Lucia and developed a taste for Piton beer, a Caribbean staple.

- Janet Bennett Kelly


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