Matt and Claire’s wedding at the Akron Hilton West

by James ~ December 1st, 2009. Filed under: Akron Weddings.

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.

Here are James’ favorite photos from the day:

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And Genevieve’s favorite images:

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Congrats, Matt and Claire!

39 Responses to Matt and Claire’s wedding at the Akron Hilton West

  1. Lindsay King

    These beautiful pictures really captured the day. Hope you are having fun in Jamaica :)

  2. Heather C.

    The balcony shots at the Civic Theatre are unbelievable! The colors are just perfect.

  3. Vidya

    I cannot wait to see the rest of these photos. What an awesome way to preserve that day! They really are beautiful.

  4. Mary

    I really love the Civic Theatre! Wow!
    I have a question for the bride…what was the name of the funk band??

  5. Allyson

    Absolutely STUNNING pictures! The balcony shots at the theater are so beautiful. Gorgeous wedding!

  6. ed

    Great pictures !!!!

  7. Claire

    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!)

  8. DAN KUNKEL

    LOTS OF GOOD LOOKING PICTURES BUT THE SUBJECTS ARE WHAT MAKE THEM WORK.

  9. Aradhana

    Fantastic! Impeccable job of capturing a beautiful day…:) Looking forward to the rest of the lot.

  10. Julia K

    Loving the pictures…great lighting and colors, especially at the Theatre! What a fun day!

  11. Dave

    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

  12. ed

    These pictures are amazing!!!

  13. alicia

    Beautiful Pictures and a Beautiful Wedding!

  14. Michael

    I am so impressed by these photographs. Lovely group. Extremely talented Photographers!

  15. Jaimee

    Such beautiful photos! Both bride and groom looked absolutely stunning. (And you’re right, Claire… much more tan now!) ;)

  16. Steph C.

    I absolutely love the pictures! The coat you are wearing is so classic – you are a stunning bride.

  17. Susan

    All I can say is WOW! The photographs are amazing! You looked like a princess :)

  18. Brad Webb

    You have some beautiful pictures. I can’t wait to hear some stories about the honeymoon.

  19. Lauren

    amazing photos!
    love the ones of the guys serenading Matt!

  20. Erin

    You look so beautiful and happy! I love your pictures!!

  21. Katie Patterson

    I have already shared this link with friends in NC! They are amazed.

  22. Sue Swanson

    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!

  23. Joe K

    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

  24. Liz Engum

    These are amazing!!! I love them!!! and I love you guys!!!

  25. Karen Jarosz

    These are absolutely beautiful!! The reception was a blast!

  26. Trish

    What beautiful pictures! My favorite is the picture of Matt kissing Claire’s forehead. You both have such beatiful families!

  27. Joey C

    Great pics. Glad I could make it for a while. Congrats!

  28. DeeDee

    What a beautiful wedding!! Lovely pictures :)

  29. Ryan G.

    In that one picture Kevin really looks taller than Matt, otherwise great pics!!!!

  30. Marcus

    Those are some fantastic shots. Congratulations!

  31. Soumya

    These are such lovely pictures. Such a handsome couple!!! Congratulations Claire! :)

  32. Bradt Photography

    Love your work, nice job!

  33. cara

    love the pictures! very artsy! :)

  34. Chelsey

    I love the pictures- they are so beautiful!

  35. phyllis stonestreet

    pictures are wonderful it was an amazing wedding so glad to be part of it. hope to see you both love aunt phyllis

  36. Candice Kunkel

    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!

  37. Buck

    Awesome shots, Beautiful wedding!!

  38. Las Vegas Photographer

    very stunning photos.. very nice

  39. Bradt Photography

    Beautiful images, love the color. Really enjoying following your work.

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