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OnLove: Meaghan Bouchoux weds Miles Carter

Meaghan Bouchoux and Miles Carter on their wedding day, August 6, 2011. (Jonathan Hanson)
Meaghan Bouchoux & Miles Carter

Meaghan Bouchoux, 33 is an IT project manager. Miles Carter, also 33, is a graphic and Web designer. They live in the District’s U Street neighborhood.

Wedding date: Aug. 6.

Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Guests: 170.

How they met: Bouchoux and Carter met in February 2008 at a birthday party of a mutual friend. They connected again a month later at a St. Patrick’s Day event organized by the same friend, who, playing matchmaker, told each that the other thought he/she was cute. That gave Carter the courage to ask for Bouchoux’s phone number. On their first date, they went to Hard Times Cafe in Clarendon for a drink before dinner but had such a good time that they stayed at the bar.

The proposal: The two took a trip to California in May 2010. While visiting a Sonoma County vineyard, it began to drizzle. Carter spotted an isolated gazebo in a rose garden and suggested they go under it so he could change his camera lens. Once there, Carter pulled a ring out of his camera bag, got down on one knee and proposed.

The wedding: Bouchoux wanted to recognize her family’s French roots in her reception. She selected invitations with a fleur-de-lis and a menu of filet mignon with bearnaise sauce and mahi-mahi with beurre blanc. Party favors were mini bottles of Grand Marnier. A photo booth had berets, bottles of French wine and baguettes.

The honeymoon: They say the highlight of their three-week honeymoon to Greece, Italy and France was seeing the Palio, a horse race in Siena, Italy, complete with costumes and flags.



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