Bramblewood Pittsburgh Wedding | Brittany & Richie

I had the pleasure of getting to know Richie & Brittany over the last few months through a mutual friend (whose wedding I also photographed last year) and let me tell you - this wedding was one to remember! Bramblewood at Simmons Hickory Farm is a gorgeous family owned farm to table barn wedding venue right outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, set on 160 beautiful acres.

One thing that truly was evident throughout the day was Brittany & Richie’s laid back attitude surrounding their wedding day, which I love to see with my couples. While their wedding was certainly beautiful, I could tell during numerous moments of the day that they were just happy to be in the moment, surrounded by their closest family and friends and creating memories of a lifetime.

As a photographer it’s always my goal to try to create the perfect balance between documenting EVERYTHING and making sure I give couples enough space to let them be free to enjoy the day. At one point during Brittany & Richie’s reception, I simply walked away and watched from a distance as Brittany and Richie stood in the corner of the barn together and watched their guests. I had to try to resist the urge to try to capture that moment. But I knew that what I would’ve captured probably wouldn’t have been able to accurately portray what was happening at that time, and I know there is a fine line between capturing just enough to tell the story and letting a couple have the freedom to capture moments themselves as well.

Brittany & Richie, thank you SO much for allowing me to be there for you last weekend and I hope this little glimpse into your day brings back ALL the joy!

Nicole DuMond is a wedding and engagement photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania specializing in barn and farm weddings across the state and worldwide.