University of Dubuque

02/14/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2020 13:16

UD Love Stories 2020: Joe and Sade Swedenhjelm

Of course, Sade said 'yes' and the couple began planning for the best day of their lives.

Sade and Joe were married on a snowy Saturday afternoon on April 27, 2019. They said their 'I do's' at the place where it all begin - the University of Dubuque

campus. The ceremony was held in Blades Chapel. President Jeffrey F. Bullock officiated the ceremony and

Professor Chuck Barland was the pianist. The celebration continued at the Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel & Conference Center for a reception with family and friends.

'Many of the people in our wedding party were UD alums and several more UD alums and professors attended the ceremony and reception,' Joe said.

Alumni that were in their wedding party included Becca Thiltgen (C'16) , Nicole Toro (C'16), Kay Herbig (C'15),

Kayla McLaughlin (C'15), Anna Rechtenbach (C'14), Conner Hirt (C'15, MBA'17), Sam White (C'15), Steve Ryan (C'15), Matt Sadler (C'15), Austin Todd (C'15), and Lucas Hier (C'15).

For their honeymoon, the couple went to Jamaica and discovered they love traveling. They now have a goal to travel somewhere every year to celebrate their anniversary.

The newlyweds live and work in Dubuque. Joe is employed at John Deere Dubuque Works and Sade still works for the Dubuque Police Department. Together they enjoy dancing, playing video games, and working out. They are the proud parents of their three-year-old dog, Buster.