The Hyatt Regency in Cleveland’s Old Arcade was the setting for Kayla and Zack’s elegant wedding, and it started with a huge surprise. Kayla opened a letter from Zach revealing there would be a new addition to the family upon return from their honeymoon…a golden retriever puppy. Yes, this was going to be a great day! Having meet Zack at a previous wedding, and starting the season off with a late winter engagement session, I became very comfortable with Zack and Kayla, and could not wait to document their day.

I want to thank Ursula, the event coordinator at Crop Bistro, for allowing us to utilize the basement bank vault as the private setting for the first-look reveal. It’s one of the most incredible backdrops in the city, and the perfect theme for Kayla’s stunning dress. Afterwards we met up with the bridal party for a walking tour of downtown landmarks on a gorgeous fall day.

The Old Arcade has always been one of my favorite buildings in town for photography, because of its history and grandeur. Kayla’s long walk down the stairs and across the aisle to her Prince Charming exemplified this and was fit for royalty. A beautiful couple inside and out, this was a “Rising Star” wedding I will always cherish.