As the winter season approaches, I’m reminded of just how different late fall and winter weddings look and feel from summer weddings. Winter sunlight takes on a whole different character as the sun scrapes across the horizon and cuts through the humidity free atmosphere. Last Saturday was a perfect example for Matt and Claire’s wedding. a beautifully clear day with just enough chill in the air to remind you what time of year it is. We got to make the most of the short amount of daylight we have this time of year then we headed to one of my favorite photo locations ever; the Akron Civic Theater. We got to squeeze in between performances of The Nutcracker and had free reign of the place for almost an hour. The historic and magnificently maintained theater provided a dramatic backdrop for photos. We then headed over to the Akron Hilton West’s Grand Ballroom for a fantastic reception with both a DJ and a live funk band.
Matt & Claire
published on December 1st, 2009
A Winter Wedding at the Akron Hilton
These beautiful pictures really captured the day. Hope you are having fun in Jamaica 🙂
The balcony shots at the Civic Theatre are unbelievable! The colors are just perfect.
I cannot wait to see the rest of these photos. What an awesome way to preserve that day! They really are beautiful.
I really love the Civic Theatre! Wow!
I have a question for the bride…what was the name of the funk band??
Absolutely STUNNING pictures! The balcony shots at the theater are so beautiful. Gorgeous wedding!
Great pictures !!!!
I love the pictures! Can’t wait to see the rest!!!
(the name of the band is Get On Up – let me know if you want their contact info, they did an awesome job!)
LOTS OF GOOD LOOKING PICTURES BUT THE SUBJECTS ARE WHAT MAKE THEM WORK.
Fantastic! Impeccable job of capturing a beautiful day…:) Looking forward to the rest of the lot.
Loving the pictures…great lighting and colors, especially at the Theatre! What a fun day!
Sweet pictures. Dad having trouble with matts tie! And i like the dark one. Matt = God Father. We kissed his ring before the wedding reception
These pictures are amazing!!!
Beautiful Pictures and a Beautiful Wedding!
I am so impressed by these photographs. Lovely group. Extremely talented Photographers!
Such beautiful photos! Both bride and groom looked absolutely stunning. (And you’re right, Claire… much more tan now!) 😉
I absolutely love the pictures! The coat you are wearing is so classic – you are a stunning bride.
All I can say is WOW! The photographs are amazing! You looked like a princess 🙂
You have some beautiful pictures. I can’t wait to hear some stories about the honeymoon.
love the ones of the guys serenading Matt!
You look so beautiful and happy! I love your pictures!!
I have already shared this link with friends in NC! They are amazed.
What an exquisite bride and groom!! These photographs are something out of Camelot. I so wish we could have been their to celebrate your amazing day!
Great pictures all around, I don’t think I needed to see what our faces look like when we’re singing though, kinda scary, particularly my dad. Really quite an eye opener. eeeeesh
These are amazing!!! I love them!!! and I love you guys!!!
These are absolutely beautiful!! The reception was a blast!
What beautiful pictures! My favorite is the picture of Matt kissing Claire’s forehead. You both have such beatiful families!
Great pics. Glad I could make it for a while. Congrats!
What a beautiful wedding!! Lovely pictures 🙂
In that one picture Kevin really looks taller than Matt, otherwise great pics!!!!
Those are some fantastic shots. Congratulations!
These are such lovely pictures. Such a handsome couple!!! Congratulations Claire! 🙂
Love your work, nice job!
love the pictures! very artsy! 🙂
I love the pictures- they are so beautiful!
pictures are wonderful it was an amazing wedding so glad to be part of it. hope to see you both love aunt phyllis
Gorgeous! I love the one of you Claire with the purple hues in the background—you look like a model right out of ‘Bride Magazine’. My favorite is the one of you both embracing at the top of the stairs—simply gorgeous! Compliments to your photographers!
Awesome shots, Beautiful wedding!!
very stunning photos.. very nice
Beautiful images, love the color. Really enjoying following your work.