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.

Sarah & Michael | Bush House Estate Wedding

This was one of my favorite weddings of the year!  I can say that for a variety of reasons, but I just adored everything about Sarah & Mike's Bush House Estate wedding.  Sarah is a graphic designer and Mike a special education teacher, and the two met while working part time at a local restaurant.  Music is a huge part of their lives (which is totally evident by the gifts they gave one another before walking down the aisle and their song selections throughout the reception), and Mike proposed before a concert in Philly.  The Bush House Estate was just the perfect location for their wedding, each of them has a nostalgia to their personalities that fits the classic property so, so well. bush house wedding

We wanted a classic wedding that included the things we love, Donuts, music, records, ands our family and friends.

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Relax, it will all come together. Take moments to be be alone. Just enjoy every moment.

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Marrying my best friend.

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Wedding Gown Shop: Bride's Bouquet | Selinsgrove, PA

Tux/Suit Shop: Tony's | Sunbury, Pa

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Florals: Nevill's Flowers | Montoursville, PA

Stationary/Printables: Minted

Caterer: The Hillside Catering | Montoursville, PA

Cake: Bella's Bliss |  Selinsgrove, PA

Musical Choices: First Dance, "Little Trip To Heaven" | Tom Waits

Hair: Lauren Nicole | Bloomsburg 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 the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, and Philadelphia areas.  Nicole is also available for limited travel along the East Coast & Worldwide.

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Shea & George | Strong Mansion Tent Wedding

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Ok, so I might be {slightly} crazy, but sometimes I get swept up in the moment.  I am seeing things through a camera lens, which often blocks out all distractions and everything around me for a brief moment, allowing me to focus purely on what's unfolding right in front of me.  I wasn't always like this (highly emotional)... but I'll tell you what; having children has a way of putting life into perspective in a new light.

Now that I went off on that little tangent, the reason why I'm telling you all of this is because this was one of those weddings where I cried.  And I cried a lot.  I knew going into this wedding it would be an emotional day, and was it ever.  The Strong Mansion tent wedding itself was absolutely stunning down to the tiny details, but there were also so many moments that were stunning.  From the minute Shea met her dad at the bottom of the steps to start the day, to George standing through the entire ceremony on one leg, to George's sister breaking it down all night, to the intense (and insane) heat of the day causing Shea's grandmother to take off her pantyhose on the dance floor, literally every moment of the day was shiny and magical in a way that truly can't be described unless you were there.

"We’ve dated since our early teen years so we wanted a night to celebrate our relationship not only with each other but also with all of the people who’ve supported us along the way. We also wanted to mark this day as our new start together. We planned a secluded, intimate gathering surrounded by our dearest friends and family."

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What was your favorite part of the day?

Shea - "There's no way I could pick just one! Reading the letter from George, when I peeked out the window and saw George in the distance right before I walked down the aisle, during the ceremony when a huge ray of sunshine burst through the clouds and it started sprinkling rain, the special dance with my dad, the last song of the night when we were surrounded with a circle of love...I could go on and on!  Everything was perfect."

George - "Seeing my beautiful bride for the first time walking down the aisle and being able to share the day with friends and family that matter the most."

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Do you have any advice for couples planning future weddings?

"Yes! You'll hear it many times while planning but if you're like us, you won't completely believe it. No matter what life hands you before the big day, it will all work out and be absolutely perfect. Don't sweat the small stuff (or the big stuff)!"

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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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