Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade Wedding with Jackie and Jonathan

Hyatt Regency Arcade Wedding Bridal Party

In May I met up with Jackie and Jonathan for their wedding at the ever amazing Hyatt Regency Arcade in Cleveland.  I was excited to be back at one of Cleveland’s most popular wedding venues with this lovely couple.

I started the day with Jackie getting ready and ended it with all the guests on the dance floor.  Thanks to the Cleveland Music Group’s amazing DJ DC the dance floor was packed all night long with everyone from young to old cutting a rug!

Jackie and Jonathan are so sweet together.  They chose to exchange gifts during their first look which I thought was a lovely idea!  It makes so much more sense to open a gift from your beloved WITH them so you can each talk about the process and thank them properly!  In the craziness of a wedding day sometimes those thoughts get lost when you finally see one another.  I loved this twist on the tradition and hope other couples in the future do the same.  That same thoughtfulness spread through the entire wedding and everything had lovely personal touches.  Even though I just met them that day, I felt like I had known them for years by the time I left.

Thank you both for trusting me with your day.  It was a joy to work with you both!

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade / Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal / Cake: Wild Flour Bakery / DJ: DJ DC with Cleveland Music Group / Florist: Brown Pleasance Florists

We started our day out with their first look and it was just as perfect as first looks can be.

Groom waiting for first look at Hyatt Arcade

First look between bride and groom before wedding

After they got their hugs and kisses out of the way they exchanged their gifts with one another which I thought was a smart and lovely choice.  I liked that they exchanged them together instead of opening them apart.

Wedding couple exchanging gifts

A rare bottle of wine and a first edition book.  SUCH great gifts!

Wedding Gifts to Bride and Groom

After the gifts were opened we took some photos before the bridal party converged for their photos..

Wedding Photo at Hyatt Regency at The Arcade

I absolutely adored Jackie’s lace gown.  It was so elegant and beautiful!

Wedding Photo at Hyatt Regency at The Arcade

How adorable are they?!

Wedding Photo at Hyatt Regency at The ArcadeWedding Photo at Hyatt Regency at The Arcade

Just a few guys… I love that Jonathan is wearing a grey suit to stand out from the other guys in blue.

Groomsman at the Hyatt Regency ArcadeGroomsman at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

The whole bridal party!

Hyatt Regency Arcade Wedding Bridal Party

I adored these blue bridesmaid dresses! The high-low hems were perfect!

Bridesmaids at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

I also love that Jacke’s brother was a bridesman!

Bridesmaids at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

Seriously, so so stunning!

Bride at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

Jackie’s bridal bouquet was exquisite.  The thistle and cream roses were just beautiful!  Brown Pleasance Florists did a wonderful job!

Brown Pleasance Florists Wedding Bridal Bouquet

I love this view of the gorgeous Arcade!

Bridesmaids at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

One last photo before the ceremony!

Bride and Groom at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

Jackie’s Dad was SO proud to escort his daughter down the aisle.

Wedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in Cleveland

Jackie and Jonathan’s ceremony was SO personalized and it was amazing.  They had friends sing, family read… it was wonderful.

Wedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in ClevelandWedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in ClevelandWedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in Cleveland

The vows were a bit emotional.

Wedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in ClevelandWedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in Cleveland

I love this sweet cheek kiss before THE kiss!

Wedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in ClevelandWedding Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency at The Arcade in Cleveland

During the cocktail hour we managed to pop out and capture a few images outside before they rejoined their guests.

Bride and Groom at the Hyatt Regency Arcade

One of my favorite things about The Arcade is that no matter how much or little you decorate it looks amazing.  I really loved these simple vases with roses and blue napkins.  Just the right pop of color!

Wedding Reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

As always, Wild Flour Bakery hit it out of the park with a gorgeous and delicious cake.

Cleveland skyline wedding cake by Wild Flour Bakery

I looooved that they chose to have their guests line the stairs for their grand entrance into the reception!

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

Seriously, how fun is this?  I hope more couples do this!  The stairs at the Hyatt Arcade are perfect for this!

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

They cut the beautiful cake and it was delicious.

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

Many lovely toasts were given.

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

Their first dance was lovely and perfect.  I do also enjoy the funny bit with the kiddo on the ground in the back.

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

The parent dances were also perfection!

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in ClevelandWedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

Then the dance floor opened up and everyone let loose.  DJ DC from Cleveland Music Group kept the dance floor packed and everyone had huge smiles on their faces all night long.

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in ClevelandWedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

Of course I also played with their beautiful rings!

Wedding reception at the Hyatt Arcade in Cleveland

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