Holy cow I’m finally almost done blogging 2018. I have ONE MORE wedding after this to finally be able to put a wrap on 2018. My goal is to start churning these babies out and get somewhat caught up, cross your fingers!
So, here we are finally with Felicity and Richard’s GORGEOUS winter wedding at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade. It was a crisp winter day, despite my hoping for the rare beautiful December day we got a cold day but they toughed it out for a few photos outside and really, when your wedding is at the Hyatt in Cleveland, you don’t really need to go outside!
Their wedding was right before Christmas and I just loved all the touches they incorporated into their day to celebrate the season. Everything felt so cozy and joyful! The best was of course Felicity and Richard who were just smiling and hugging all day long. It was such a great day!
Thank you both for trusting me to capture your wonderful day!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade / Bridal Gown: Maggie Sottero via Laura’s Bridal Boutique / Bridesmaid Gowns: Azazie / Cake: Wild Flour Bakery / DJ: A Bride’s DJ / Florist: Green’s Floral Shop / Linens: L’Nique / Menswear: The Black Tux / Officiant: Celebrations by Shari / String Quartet: Stellare Strings /
I love when the bride gifts her ladies with matching outfits to get ready in. Not only does it look better in photos but it’s just a thoughtful gift that can be used again and again. Robes are typically the go-to but I LOVED THESE FLANNEL PAJAMAS! How cute are they?
The bridal suite that the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade has for their weddings to get ready at is SUCH a perfect space! Every time I am there I’m reminded how much I love it.
Meanwhile the guys were getting ready in a suite nearby.
Before I knew it it was time for the first look and it was perfect!
As soon as Richard saw Felicity he just wrapped her up in a big hug and they sat there for a moment taking it all in.
I love the lit staircase at The Arcade, they are so beautiful!
I adored the colors for the wedding party – the ice blue, the silver… it’s perfection with the Christmas theme!
These guys were a breeze to work with!
I’m in LOVE with these ice blue and silver Azazie bridesmaid gowns with the red, white and green bouquets.
This bridge is always fun to play with but sometimes there’s a ton of people watching but since they were redoing the flooring no one was behind them – score!
How sweet are they? How beautiful is the Christmas decor at the Hyatt? Ahh. I love Christmas weddings.
The Hyatt Arcade always has this huge beautiful tree and I LOVE it at the holidays!
Despite it definitely being chilly, they braved the outdoors for a few photos on East 4th Street with all the lights.
One more outside with her pretty winter coat before heading back in for the ceremony!
Needless to say the first look didn’t dampen any of the emotions when Felicity was walking up the aisle.
It was such a beautiful ceremony!
They tied the knot – literally!!
How beautiful is this cake from Wild Flour? They always do such gorgeous work!
How pretty is this Christmas inspired table scape? I love the cranberries with the candles!
I loved their monogrammed flutes!
They opted for a sweetheart table with long kings tables and the dance floor at the end near the lit stairs. I loved the setup!
How cute are these two? I have said this already and will say it again by the end I’m sure but they were adorable.
After dinner they had their first dance and I loved how the stairs lit them up!
Next Richard danced with his mother and it was lovely.
A Bride’s DJ wrapped up the special dances with the Father/Daughter dance and it took everything in me not to shed a tear.
Felicity chose to toss her bouquet from the stairs – it was great!
The rest of the evening people sat and mingled or danced and it was a perfect evening!
It’s always a good reception when the guys do a kick line!
I love Felicity’s rose ring!