Tom Benson Hall of Fame Styled Shoot | Akron Ohio Wedding Photographer

December 5, 2019

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Styled Shoot

The Tom Benson Pro Football Hall of Fame Stadium Styled Shoot

When Nicole from Sirpilla Soirees posted in her IG Stories this past fall about a new wedding venue in Northeast Ohio, I was immediately excited.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame football STADIUM – Tom Benson Stadium – had event spaces!!

Que Loren immediately turning into a teenager reminiscing about Sundays spent at Grandma and Pappy’s house watching Steeler football!

As you can imagine, my very next action was to comment on that IG Story and tell Nicole if she ever wanted to do a styled shoot at the Stadium, I was 100% in. To my delight, Nicole said she already had the creative juices going and would let me know more details as they happened.

The event spaces with the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium are brand new with the renovations that took place in the recent years for the Hall of Fame Village. They haven’t even had an opportunity yet to have a wedding. This is where Nicole’s talented design skills and my timeless photos come into play!

Nicole did an incredible job bringing together over a dozen different wedding vendors from Northeast Ohio for not one, but TWO separate styled shoots. In the middle of October. OCTOBER, FRIENDS!! If you’re not in the wedding industry, you may not understand what October means for us professionals. The best way to explain it is it’s like April for Accountants, and the last shopping weekend before Christmas for retail workers.

We started with a modern shoot that included a ceremony space overlooking the Pro Football Hall of Fame football field at the stage. Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs and Sitting Pretty Linen did a wonderful job decorating the circle iron piece that was the focal point of the setup. Clear Chiavari chairs from Sully’s Rentals and greenery interlaced with Candles completed the space.

The reception space that accompanied our modern ceremony overlook took place on the Sky View Terrace. This space was my favorite. Overlooking all that the Hall of Fame Village is right now, and what it will be in the years to come, will give a wedding day it’s own unique story. Nicole set up a grand table with grey linens, clear Chiavaris, greenery, and candles. Gold Leaf Calligraphy created an acrylic place setting piece for each seat. This setup was probably my favorite from the whole day!

The second shoot featured the Club Lounge. Located on the fourth level of the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, this space can be transformed into whatever a couple dreams of their wedding day.

Nicole wanted a more elegant and timeless look for this space. With the talents of Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs, Sitting Pretty Linens, and Sully’s Rentals, an ordinary space was transformed into an extraordinary ceremony and reception space.

The tables had simple ivory tablecloths, gold Chiavari chairs, soft floral arrangements, and the cutest gold footballs as place settings with calligraphy from Gold Leaf!

Once finished with the reception photos, the room was quickly transformed into a ceremony space. The same backdrop where the head table was, was now the alter for the ceremony. It’s truly remarkable to see the same space transform into another totally different setup.

It was cold, a little rainy, and the wind at times was bitter, but man oh man. Seeing the talents of everyone involved come together as it did was the real art that day. I’m grateful for every single vendor that took the time to contribute to this beautiful shoot during the busiest time of the year!

Thank you to Ashley McComb Productions for sharing this cinematic film with us!

Thank you to these incredible Northeast Ohio Wedding Vendors for their time and talents!

Venue | Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
Planner | Sirpilla Soirees
Videography | Ashley McComb Productions
Florist | Nikki’s Perfect Petal Designs
Rentals + Decor | Sully’s Rental
Linens | Sitting Pretty Linen
Dessert | Sugar Stoned
Calligraphy + Stationary | Gold Leaf Calligraphy
Hair | Nina Nicole Hair Design
Makeup | American Beauty Artistry
Dress | Radiant Bride
Suit | Savile Lane
Rings | Anne Marie’s Fine Jewelry
Bridal Accessories | Oh Sarah Jean

Click here to view a Tom Benson Hall of Fame Venue Guide designed by Loren Jackson Photography

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