Lodge at Raven Creek October Wedding | Heather & Mike

Despite the never ending rain this year, Heather and Mike had a gorgeous October Lodge at Raven Creek wedding in Benton earlier this month. The rain held off for their ceremony in front of the little white chapel on the Lodge grounds, which served as the perfect backdrop for Heather & Mike to tie the knot! Rain kicked back up later in the day which served as a cool option for some fun off camera flash portraits (check one out below!).

Heather received gifts throughout the entire day, one to celebrate each year of their relationship (11 in total!). The gifts were all thoughtful, many of them being Heather’s favorite things (like Grottos pizza!). It’s the first time I’ve seen a groom pull something like that off, and it was pretty impressive!

Heather & Mike chose a laid back BBQ style meal for their guests courtesy of David Weinhart, and the food was amazing! To top it off they brought in the Arctic Freeze ice cream truck to serve guests all night long. Congratulations Heather & Mike! Enjoy this glimpse into your day.

Vendor Info:

Wedding Venue: The Lodge at Raven Creek | Benton, PA

Wedding Gown: Exclusively You | Bloomsburg, PA

Rentals/Styling: Forget Me Not Rentals | Berwick, PA

Florist: Cora’s Flowers | Berwick, PA & Patchwork Planting (loose florals)

Baker: Nanny Cakes | Bloomsburg, PA

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.

Kayla & Jon | The Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding

"Keep it simple and have fun!"

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Don't sweat the small stuff! Pick out the few things that really represent you as a couple and stick with that!

*Kayla & Jon made their own candles to include in the centerpieces from some of their favorite micro breweries.  The boutonnieres were even made from hops!  Knot2Shabby, a local vintage/rustic rental company complimented their diy pieces with some beautiful rustic decor to tie the whole theme together.

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

What was your favorite part of the day?
"Seeing each other for the first time, it was so emotional and it is something we will both always remember!"

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Lodge at Raven Creek Wedding Benton PA

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Wedding Gown | Abielle Bridal

Decor/Vintage Rentals | Knot2Shabby | Sweet Valley, PA

Florals | Gibs Farm | Catawissa, PA

Minted

The Old Filling Station | Benton, PA
Photobooth | Foxy Photobooth Co. (Nicole DuMond Photography)

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 the Poconos and the Lehigh Valley.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

View more weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/

Follow Nicole DuMond Photography on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/nicolemichelledumond

Shades of Purple and Succulents Wedding Inspiration | The Lodge at Raven Creek

Sometimes it's important to get together with other wedding vendors and creatives and come up with something completely your own!  We love collaborating with other creatives and teaming up to create dream day inspiration for our clients.  That's exactly what we did for this Spring Editorial at one of our favorite new wedding venues, The Lodge at Raven Creek.  This shades of purple and succulents wedding inspiration was crafted by a team of amazing vendors who we can't thank enough for making this 'dream' a reality! I teamed up with Brooke from the Lodge at Raven Creek to create a garden themed vision.  We are both big into succulents as well as saturated colors that we aren't seeing a ton of right now, but that make such a statement on your wedding day!  The living succulents are so great to utilize on your wedding day; think giving away your centerpieces or using them to start your own succulent garden as you embark on the rest of your lives together... what a great concept!  Our beautiful bouquets were put together by Monzie's Floral.  We also purchased succulents, moss and greens and created the table scape ourselves from our own vision!

We combined a pop of fuscia with a more subtle lavender and a deeper purple to create a gradient effect with the gorgeous gowns from Exclusively You in Bloomsburg.  The wedding gown, also from Exclusively You, is a gorgeous etherial look, with a beautiful lace bodice (which buttons up the whole back) and a tulle skirt.  Luke & Rachel from Venus Salon & Day Spa polished off our look with flawless hair and makeup, keeping with the tousled, Garden Party look.

Our look was pulled together with some gorgeous details featuring hand calligraphy by Flourish Grace (seriously, wait until you see those invitations), as well as the perfect little 'naked' cake, adorned with a few succulents to tie everything together.  Enjoy!

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The gorgeous film by Carden's Film:

https://vimeo.com/164788544

The Vendors

Venue: The Lodge at Raven Creek | Benton, PA

Gowns: Exclusively You | Bloomsburg, PA

Hair & Makeup: Venus Salon & Day Spa | Bloomsburg, PA

Bouquets: Monzie's Floral | Tunkhannock, PA

Invitations, Cake, Calligraphy: Flourish Grace | Mountain Top, PA

Farm Table/Chairs: Forget Me Not Vintage Rentals | Berwick, PA

Videographer: Carden's Film

Styling: Brooke Nickles & Nicole DuMond

Assistant: Megan Ikeler

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.

View more weddings by Nicole DuMond: http://www.nicoledumondphotography.com/category/weddings/

Follow Nicole DuMond Photography on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/nicolemichelledumond