Andrew is a good friend of mine from high school back in Connecticut. He and I reconnected two years ago when he proposed to Ioanna only weeks after Alicia and I got engaged. And their wedding date was exactly one year after ours on the same date (May 30)! They both attended our wedding in Los Angeles last year, and we felt so privileged to be able to attend theirs in Chicago!
Ioanna's family is Greek, so their wedding ceremony was held at St. Andrew's (how fitting!) Greek Orthodox Church in Chicago. Their super classy reception was at the Intercontinental Hotel downtown and featured a live band well versed in both Greek and American pop music. It was quite the celebration of their marriage and our one year anniversary! ;]
Seriously, though, it was such an honor to be a groomsman in the wedding of a great friend, seeing him marry his perfect match and the love of his life. Congratulations, Ioanna and Andrew! :D