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Winners of a special wedding

Sergio Claudio and Julixa Campusano celebrate their wedding at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with the help of Nicholas the dolphin on Valentine’s Day. The couple from New York were the winners of the aquarium’s second annual Wedding of a Lifetime contest.

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Sergio Claudio and Julixa Campusano celebrate their wedding at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium with the help of Nicholas the dolphin on Valentine’s Day. The couple from New York were the winners of the aquarium’s second annual Wedding of a Lifetime contest.

Sergio Claudio and Julixa Campusano were married at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where they took their vows on a platform over the main dolphin pool on Valentine's Day. Resident dolphins Nicholas and Winter assisted in the nuptials.

The New York City residents won the second annual Wedding of a Lifetime contest sponsored by the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Gold and Diamond Source. They were chosen out of 80 couples from several states, including Florida.

Campusano served for 545 days in Iraq as a member of the Army and now works for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Claudio is a New York City firefighter and was part of the rescue unit on Sept. 11, 2001.

The wedding package was valued at more than $20,000.

Winners of a special wedding 02/23/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 8:04pm]
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