The groom was born & raised in Bermuda and the bride was born & raised in Cleveland then later living in New York City. Sebastian was in town in NYC from Bermuda and met Amy at a bar on the upper east side. They struck up a conversation, exchanged numbers, Sebastian took her to a reggae concert the next week and the rest is history! The couple became engaged on a trip to Paris. That trip to Paris would inspire their simple yet elegant wedding with vintage touches, a salmon and French blue color paletee, and lots of romantic candlelight.
Amy & Sebastian chose the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at The Arcade for their wedding. It was important to the bride to choose a location that showcased beautiful architecture and after taking one step inside the Arcade during venue tours, Amy said “yep, I’m getting feels!”. The next day we booked the venue and the rest of the planning began! A.L. Wain created lovely simple yet elegant invitations with a monogram for the couple that would later appear in many wedding details. The blue in the invitations coordinated with the bridesmaid dresses, napkins & linens, and even the glasses on the stunning head table. The monogram greeted guests on a larger than life welcome sign on a gold vintage mirror. Guests were dazzled with the history of the venue, string music by OPUS216, gorgeous greenery and blooms adorning the grand staircase by Artisans Floral, and of course the bride as she made her grand entrance on the same steps where she and Sebastian earlier shared a first look. After enjoying cocktails and cutting of the cake perfect for the day by Wild Flour Bakery guests made their way to the reception.
Gold scalloped edge chargers topping delicate linens greeted guests as they found their seats along with a menu explaining the evening’s food selections and the significance of the favors. Each guest received a miniature jar of jam reminiscent of the couples’ time in Paris. According to the bride, the couple started almost each morning on their trip with baguettes and jam and have fond memories doing so and wanted to share a piece of that with their loved ones. The couple also incorporated a Bermudian wedding tradition! The gold cake, pound cake, is meant to symbolize wealth and prosperity, while the silver cake, fruit cake, represents wishes for a fruitful marriage for the happy couple. The cakes were displayed on beautiful stands and a gold table from Borrow Rentals. Guests danced the night away under the glimmering lights of the Arcade to music by Rock the House and enjoyed not only wedding cake but also liquid nitrogen popcorn as a sweet treat!