Anna and Clede might be the most perfect match (Anna says Clede is her "true life partner"). It always fascinates me how people meet, but in New York City, surrounded by tons and tons of people, Anna and Clede found each other. That is amazing for sure, and so worthy of the unique wedding day celebration they had a few weeks ago.
Anna's family is Ukrainian and the whole day was a reflection of culture and love. So many of their friends and family traveled from all over the world to be in Cleveland celebrating these two. After witnessing an impromptu round of toasts on the party bus, I can say FOR SURE that Anna and Clede are surrounded by really fantastic people.
These two and their family and friends are fun-loving, energetic and contagious. Anna and Clede are world travelers, go-getters and extremely confident in what they want out of life. Clede said that he knew Anna could be the one the very first day he met her. The very first day! How's that for knowing what you want?
"Anna is caring and compassionate about me," he said. "She is beautiful, thoughtful and has a great sense of humor. She reciprocates my love for her with great tenderness. She has a strong will and vision to lead our love and life in the right direction."
Anna and Clede, thank you so very much for asking me to share in your special day. I learned a lot from observing you two for just one day, and I can only imagine what fun you're going to have in the years ahead. Keep making each other laugh. :)
Ceremony: St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral Reception: Union Club Event Planning: Jennifer Alexa Videographer: Anthony Codispoti, Blue Tie Cinema Florist: Forest Woods DJ: Brian McDonald Makeup Artist: Shannon Michael Salon Hair Stylist: Crystal Bonura Bride's Dress: James Clifford, Pat Catan's Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman Bridesmaids' Dresses: Alfred Sung Groom's Tux: Hugo Boss Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo Honeymoon: Hawaii!