JOIN US IN CELEBRATING
August 28, 2021
Welcome to our Wedding Website
We are thrilled to begin our future together, and hope you will join us in celebrating. On this site you will find the event details, accommodations, registry information and more.
I am a proud native of Cleveland. I am the daughter of Greg and Emanuella, and the big sister of Greg. I am passionate about social justice and currently working as a civil rights lawyer in Washington, D.C. Before becoming a lawyer, I was a high school social studies teacher in Miami. I love to travel, practice yoga, spend quality time with my friends, hike and generally enjoy life. I played basketball through my freshman year of college and am a big LeBron fan.
Do you remember the first kiss?
Yes! October 2014. He almost missed.
How did the proposal go?
The proposal was absolutely legendary! Mitch told me that we were going to New York to see a play. When I asked him which play, he hesitated, so I figured something was up. Once we were in New York, he told me that we were going to a fancy brunch. The Uber took us to Washington Square Park, which is across the street from where Smith and I went to law school together and also my favorite park in New York. When Mitch proposed under the famous arch in the park, I heard very loud cheers. When I turned around, I saw about 30 of our dearest friends who came to New York to surprise me (some flew in from as far as L.A., Michigan, and Florida). I was floored! We then had an engagement photo shoot in the park and partied the day away with all of our friends.
When did you know that he was "The One?"
I suspected Mitch was "the one" when we first started getting to know eachother at the beginning of our first year in law school. We seemed to have so much in common, from our interest in civil rights law to our experience as teachers to our faith and building values. And on top of that, he was one of the kindest most generous, caring men I had met. He is a rare find with such a pure heart. Nonetheless, I really took my time getting to know Mitch, deepening my awareness of myself, and interrogating my understanding of marriage. That Mitch was the man I wanted to share with my life with was confirmed for good when we attended a conference at Mitch's church in Shreveport, Louisiana. In my prayers, I felt clear guidance from God that Mitch was brought into my life to be husband. That guidance has only been confirmed since that moment. I feel that confirmation in the joy that we experience together and in the ways he shows up for me time after time. Mitch makes me a better person and his presence makes my life that much more beautiful.
Describe Ang in one word:
I'm a good-natured, kind-hearted guy who loves to laugh and loves to make others laugh. Life is too serious not to laugh. I'm the oldest child and have one younger sister, and I am willing to help others. I'm from Fredericksburg, Virginia (but I really claim North Carolina).
Where did you meet Angela?
We meet on the first day of law school at New York University School of Law, but our relationship really came to fruition at our Black Law Students Association Retreat when we talked until the sun came up. Something pricked my heart and said Mitchell, "see where this goes" and that has made all the difference, because little did I know that Ang would change my life and would one day be my wife.
Do you remember the first kiss?
So, funny story, our first kiss was really clumsy. We're chilling in her room and its dark, and I get the urge to kiss her, so I work up the courage and I go for it, but I miss her mouth completely and I kiss her eye! I eventually found her lips lol.
How did you plan for the proposal?
I knew the proposal had to be in New York City, in Washington Square Park, where Ang and I went to Law School. It was also 4 years in the making because I springkled in what seemed to be innocuous questions throughout our time together, in order to plan the perfect proposal. For example, I asked her if she wanted to be proposed to in front of friends or in a more intimate setting, I asked what music she liked, etc. I knew that she wanted to be proposed to in front of friends and family, so I contacted some of our closest friends to be present when I proposed. We are both really busy civil rights lawyers so findeing a "non-random" time to go to NYC was difficult, but we found one. I tried to be sneaky about why we were going to NYC, but I'm not a good liar, so I think Ang may have known what was up, but what she didn't know is that 30 of our closest friends would be present as well. I also wanted to find a date that had meaning (either scripturally or otherwise) and with the help of her best girlfriends we landed on March 7, 2020 because it was the time that almost everyone was available. Little did I know that, that was also the date of her parents wedding anniversary (and didn't learn that until we called her parents after the proposal). The proposal was great!
One word to describe Mitch:
- "Heart of Gold"
We don’t want to offend but we have it all,
All household goods and so much more.
To save you shopping, sit back and rest,
A gift of currency is our request.
Don’t go overboard or rob any banks,
Any little thing will make us smile with thanks.
DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East Beachwood
3663 Park East Drive
Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Embassy Suites Cleveland Beachwood
3775 Park East Drive
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
100 Lakeside Avenue E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS