Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade Double Wedding

Wedding at the Hyatt Regency at the Arcade in Cleveland

After over ten years of photographing weddings there are few things that I haven’t photographed. However last June I got to do something I had never done before and to be honest I was a little bit intimidated by it. I had my first double wedding. What is a double wedding? Of course there’s many different ways to do it but for my wedding last June it was two sisters marrying on the same day to two different grooms (who were not brothers, which I was the most often question I got).

It was a SUPER tight schedule as you can imagine (you should see my PDF timeline of this, it’s insane) so that was the cause of my intimidation because as most of us know, weddings can go completely off schedule by one slight mishap. Thankfully due to an amazing vendor team and my own team (there were THREE of us shooting this wedding!) nothing ever was too far off time wise, even when some last minute sewing needed to be done.

This is going to be the most photo heavy post I’ve ever posted and trust me when I say I’ve narrowed it down as far as I can bear to.  But sometimes with two ceremonies and a double reception you’re just going to go over your made up self-rule of 50ish images for a blog post.  Trust me though, these weddings are worth the patience to sit and scroll!

Thank you SO much to Nicholas, Barbie, Kristin and Kris for trusting me to document your amazing wedding day. It was so much fun and crazy in all the best ways.

Ceremony #1: Church of the Holy Angels / Ceremony #2 & Reception: Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade / Cake: Wild Flour Bakery / DJ: Flash Jam Entertainment / Florist: Al Wilhelmy Flowers / Hair & Makeup: Cleveland Makeup Artistry by Karin Dodge / Transportation: A-1 Mr. Limo

Bride Getting Ready for Wedding at Hyatt in Cleveland
The first ceremony of the day was the wedding of Barbie and Nicholas.  Me and Nicole started out with the ladies at the Bridal Suite at the Hyatt Arcade where Barbie and her ladies were getting ready.

Groom before wedding in Chagrin Falls
Meanwhile Nicholas got ready at their house with his guys and Andrea was there to document it.
Groom before wedding in Chagrin Falls
I love this image that Andrea captured of Nick before the ceremony in their backyard.

Groom and groomsman before wedding in Chagrin Falls
She had some more time than we did with the girls (guys have it SO easy!) so she was able to do some photos with the guys after they were dressed. I love the grey suits with the green bow ties.

June Wedding Ceremony at Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls
I love this photo of Nick seeing Barbie coming down the aisle.

June Wedding Ceremony at Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls
Barbie and her father walking up the aisle at the beautiful Church of the Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls.

June Wedding Ceremony at Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls
I always love the first moments the brides and grooms get to actually take in each other, Nick’s grin here says it all!

June Wedding Ceremony at Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls
With three photographers on their day we were able to capture the moments from all the angles like this one of Nick from Nicole’s spot.
June Wedding Ceremony at Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls
While Andrea was also capturing Barbie’s emotions at the same time.
June Wedding Ceremony at Holy Angels in Chagrin Falls
While I was in the middle, waiting for THE kiss!
With this there was one ceremony down!
Pink and Grey Bridal Party at Ohio Wedding
After the ceremony we didn’t have a ton of time to go offsite for portraits since Kristin had to change from her bridesmaid gown into her wedding dress so we made do with a pretty spot in the parking lot. As you can tell, it was beautiful and it worked in a pinch!
June Wedding at Church of Holy Angels in Ohio
While I was capturing the bridal party from the front Nicole was to the side doing her thing!
Bride and Bridesmaids in mismatched pink gowns
I cannot tell you how much I adored the varying pink shades of the bridesmaid gowns. I see a lot of people worry about it not working and as you can see above, it worked absolutely beautifully!
Bride and Sisters after Wedding in Ohio
The three sisters! Their relationship was so lovely to document, they all care about one another so much!
Groom and Groomsman after Wedding in Chagrin Falls
Again, more gushing about the green. There is just not enough green weddings. I loved it paired with the grey suits!
Bride in Light Pink Wedding Gown in Ohio
Barbie wore a beautiful two piece wedding gown in blush pink and it was PERFECTION. I have a thing for loving colored wedding gowns and this one ranks up there on my favorite gowns. It was SO perfect on her and just so beautiful in person!
Bride in Light Pink Wedding Gown in Ohio
Aww. These two just couldn’t be cuter.
Bride in Light Pink Wedding Gown in Ohio
I need to give a massive shout out to Al Wilhelmy Flowers for the gorgeous florals they designed for the weddings. Barbie and Nick’s wedding was pink and green while Kristin and Kris’s wedding was maroon and green and they NAILED IT with these flowers that tied together without clashing yet were able to stand on their own for each wedding/party. Bravo!
June Wedding in Chagrin Falls Ohio
Seriously, how cute are these two?
June Wedding in Chagrin Falls Ohio
The sweet tender moments are always my favorites!
Wedding Prep at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Then it was back to the Hyatt Arcade to get prepped for the second wedding ceremony! The ladies had fun while Kristin wrote out her vows.
Wedding Prep at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Wedding Prep at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Meanwhile Andrea was over with Kris who had spent the day hurrying up and waiting and was excited to finally get ready to get married!
Wedding Prep at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Luckily his groomsman were on hand to help!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
I loved this sweet sign for the ceremony!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Kris getting a bit teary eyed when seeing Kristin coming down the stairs.
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Thanks to having three photographers we were able to get all the angles of Kristin’s beautiful entrance!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Once at the bottom of the stairs Kristin’s Mom joined her father to walk her down the rest of the aisle.
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
I have photographed many ceremonies here and I hope to continue to photograph many more because HOW PRETTY IS THIS?!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
While I had the main floor covered Nicole and Andrea were up top capturing the ceremony from above.
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
The vows that they wrote to one another were perfect!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
I love that they also tied the knot literally!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Thumbs up!
Wedding Ceremony at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
The kiss!

Wedding at Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade
Ta da! Wedding ceremony #2 is done and everyone is married! Yay!

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in June
After the family portraits we headed out onto East 4th for some more photos.
Two bridal parties are definitely more fun than one!

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in June
While I finished up a few more portraits of Barbie and Nick, Andrea took over for Kristin and Kris and captured some gorgeous images of their bridal party. If you’re curious, Nicole was inside photographing the cocktail hour and allll the beautiful details inside the Hyatt!


Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneThe guys looked stellar in their three piece suits.

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneOf course they have to have a bit of fun or photo taking time is the WORST.

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneAgain, I love how the pink bridesmaid gowns went for both weddings and despite being mismatched they looked perfectly perfect!

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneBarbie was also a bridesmaid but she had a few more wedding photos to take so it was just the two sisters along with Kristin.


Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneYay!  I finally got to play with Kristin and Kris a bit!  We didn’t have a ton of time since the cocktail hour was going on but they were so easy to work with and we were able to get in some beautiful images in the short time we had together.


Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneI adore this.  All of this.

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneThese two were SO sweet together!


Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneThis is the last time I think that I saw these lights actually LIT in this little nook on East 4th Street and I’m glad they were because they just add a bit of fun to photos!

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneSee what I mean about these two being adorable?

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneKristin went for the more classic look but I loved it just as much.

Red White and Green Lush Bridal BouquetHow amazing is this bouquet!  It is so freaking huge and amazing!

Downtown Cleveland Wedding in JuneKris looked quite dapper as well.

Whew.  Now we are to the reception.  I know it’s been a long post but it gets better.  Thanks for hanging in!

White and Gold Cleveland Skyline Wedding CakeI loved their simply elegant white and gold skyline wedding cake by Wild Flour Bakery.

White Pink and Red Floral CenterpieceThe floral centerpieces by Al Wilhelmy Flowers were stunning with the greenery, white roses and hydrangeas, pink roses and red roses.  PERFECTION!

Mr and Mrs Wedding Reception Table SignsThey had a large king table with each couple at the ends with this beautiful greenery rope down the center.

Wedding Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt ArcadeDoesn’t this just look beautiful??  I love the gold chiavari chairs!

Wedding Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt ArcadeTwo cake kisses!

Wedding Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt ArcadeI really loved how they decided to skip introducing each bridal party member by name and instead opted for “The Groomsman!” and all the groomsman walked down the stairs while dancing and having a great time!

Wedding Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt ArcadeThen The Bridesmaids entered a little bit more low key though since they didn’t want to trip on their gowns.

Wedding Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt ArcadeThen Barbie and Nick entered while dancing down the stairs – peep Barbie’s awesome comfy shoes!  Smart girl!

Wedding Reception at the Cleveland Hyatt ArcadeI LOVED how Kristin and Kris really got into it and had fun dancing on one of the landings!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandThey went right into toasts after the introductions and they went beautifully!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandHow cute are these two?

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandAND these two!  There were a lot of loving looks and giggles.

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandCheers to all of you!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandAfter dinner they moved onto the first dances and Kristen and Kris started it off!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandI’m a sucker for the lights at the Hyatt.  They are so beautiful!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandThen Barbie and Nick took their first spin on the dance floor.

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandLove!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Regency ClevelandThe girls then danced with their father followed by the guys dancing with their moms.

Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattWedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattWedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the Hyatt

Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattThen Flash Jam Entertainment opened up the dance floor and it was PACKED.

Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattWedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattI love that they did the bouquets and garters at the same time!

Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattWedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the Hyatt
Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattThen the formalities were done and everyone just let loose on the dance floor for the rest of the night!

Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattOf course I had to play with the rings before leaving for the night.

Wedding Reception in Downtown Cleveland at the HyattHow fun is Kristin’s ring?  I’m obsessed with the antique vibes!