Benton Backyard Ricketts Glen Wedding | Sam & Mike

Backyard weddings are always some of my favorite weddings of the season, and Sam & Mike’s wedding was certainly one of them! Sam & Mike chose to get married in a very small ceremony with just family and close friends on Sam’s fathers property in Benton, just a few miles from Ricketts Glen State Park, so of course we hopped over to the Falls Trail for some portraits!

Backyard weddings are always so much fun {but a ton of work} and guests always feel relaxed and families tend to love opening their homes to all of their loved ones for the day. If you’re planning a backyard wedding of your own, be sure to plan for potential rain & mud, and as long as you won’t be devastated if your dress gets a little dirty (even a beautiful Exclusively You gown), they are a wonderful way to celebrate!

Congratulations Sam & Mike. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your day - wishing you many years of love & happiness!

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Kelsey & Joe | Benton Backyard Wedding

Kelsey and Joe had a perfect day surrounded by close family and friends for their intimate Benton Backyard Wedding at a private residence in Northeastern Pennsylvania on a beautiful day in late September.  The leaves were just starting to turn at the Ol' Country Barn, an antique shop owned by a family friend, where the event took place.  The vintage chairs from Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals served as both ceremony seating as well as reception seating (the guests just picked up their seats and moved them to their tables prior to cocktail hour - genius!) which added a lot of personality to the outdoor event!  Lots of love was put into the rustic yet elegant details of the day, which were polished off with bits of babies breath. My favorite thing about this couple's day was how laid back, easygoing, and FUN it was.  It's so refreshing to work with a couple who is not afraid to have a stripped down day without the fuss and just let it flow... and that's exactly what Kelsey and Joe did.  In the midst of building a house together, they didn't want to get carried away with an over the top wedding and instead had an intimate gathering that seemed to suit them perfectly, and it was absolutely gorgeous.  In fact, they were so eager to head on out to their honeymoon, they didn't even care to cut the cake (they wanted to take it with them... perfect!).  Don't worry, all of the guests were able to hit up the adorable pie bar, where loads of beautiful pies were on display.

Congratulations Kelsey & Joe, I hope the past two months have been wonderful!

Gown: Exclusively You | Bloomsburg, PA

Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals | Berwick, PA

Venue: Ol Country Barn | Benton, PA

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Second Shooter: Antiquity Photography | Williamsport, PA

Nicole DuMond is a wedding and portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Stillwater, Pennsylvania and serving the surrounding areas of Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania, including Bloomsburg, Benton, Berwick, Red Rock, Stillwater, Danville, Lewisburg, Hunlock Creek, Sweet Valley, and surrounding areas.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

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