Isle of Que Wedding | Adrianna & Doug

Where do I even start with this wedding?! I have absolutely loved working with Adrianna & Doug throughout their wedding planning. As Doug’s brother said during his toast, you don’t just meet Doug, once you know him you’re friends with him. So, hey there Doug, welcome to my friends circle - haha!

Adrianna planned an elegant tented wedding on family property on the Isle of Que, a quaint island on the Susquehanna River that was once considered sacred Native American land and now serves as the home of many of her relatives. Her uncle officiated the wedding, concluding the celebration with an old Native American benediction:

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other

Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other

Now there is no more loneliness for you, but there is only one life before you

Go now to your dwelling place, to enter into the day of your togetherness

And may your days be good and long upon this earth.

We quickly worked to complete our family, wedding party, and couples portraits before a storm rolled over the venue, dropping quarter sized hail and a brief tornado warning, but Adrianna & Doug’s family and friends rallied, literally held down the tent, and proceeded like nothing even happened once the skies cleared up, providing us with an incredible rainbow and sunset for the remainder of the evening. It doesn’t get much better than this! Congratulations Adrianna & Doug!

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.

Snowy Sand Springs Country Club Christmas Wedding | Christine & Chase

This snowy Sand Springs Country Club Christmas wedding was one of the most beautiful celebrations. I think a little snow is on every December bride’s wish list and this day didn’t disappoint! We had some soft snow fall early in the day and some gorgeous soft sunlight later on in the day. It was truly the best of both worlds!

Christine & Chase were high school sweethearts and I loved having the opportunity to document this day. Their love for each other, their family members and friends was such a beautiful thing and there is something so intimate and special about a Christmas wedding. Seeing everyone get together and celebrate that time of year is a magical thing!

Vendor Info:

Venue: Sand Springs Country Club | Drums, PA

Photographer: Nicole DuMond Photography | Stillwater, PA

Wedding Gown: Mikaella Bridal

Bridesmaid/Groomsmen Attire: J Crew

Hair: Beauty By Ashley | Halogen Hair Co. | Hazle Township, PA

Make Up: Sarah Soucek

Coordinator/Planner: Rachel Tollett @ Sand Springs | Drums, PA

Florist: Stephanie's Greens and Things | Hazleton, PA

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania, specializing in weddings for joy filled couples both in Pennsylvania, the tri-state area & select destination weddings worldwide.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Snowy Winter General Potter Farm Wedding | Jessica & Nate

I love winter weddings SO much, and this snowy winter General Potter Farm wedding in January was one of the most beautiful winter weddings, ever! There’s something about a beautiful rustic barn wedding with a touch of elegance and Jessica & Nate certainly pulled that off with the help of their amazing vendors!

With Christmas trees carefully placed throughout General Potter Farm in Spring Mills with white lights, the winter theme made the barn so cozy, like you entered a wintry dream! A Christmas tree farm down the road was used as our portrait location for both the wedding party and bride & groom portraits, and we even had some recent snowfall which was on Jessica’s wish list - making the day extra perfect!

Jessica & Nate love hiking & adventuring outdoors, so their winter wedding was a perfect celebration of the two of them as a couple. When asked what they were going for with their wedding ‘theme’, Jessica answered by saying, “We're really going for a rustic, woodsy feel. I'm positive Nathan was a lumberjack in his former life and I love being outside in the woods. Our wedding venue is very indicative of this.”.

Wedding Gown: David's Bridal

Hair/Makeup: BMSHL Beauty

Coordinator/Planner: H&K Weddings & Events - Holly Wagner

Rentals: Sandpiper Event Rentals & Weir Event Rentals

Florist: Woodrings' Floral Garden

DJ: Nittany Entertainment

Caterer: Hoag's Catering

Baker: Delectable Delights

Nicole DuMond is a wedding & portrait photographer based in the rolling hills of Central Pennsylvania, specializing in outdoorsy weddings for joy filled couples both in Pennsylvania, the tri-state area & select destination weddings worldwide.  Sound like you?  Contact Nicole to reserve your wedding date by heading on over to the Contact page.

Ricketts Glen Elopement Session | Chelsea & David

I have been shooting a lot at Ricketts Glen this year, but I love how each season and session is so different! Chelsea & David celebrated a recent elopement style wedding by doing a portrait session with me at Ricketts Glen earlier this month. We hiked part of the falls trail, headed out to the hayfields, and ended as the sun set over Lake Jean. Chelsea wore the sweetest dress she purchased down south with a sparkly pair of jelly shoes (how fun!). I loved getting to know them during this session!

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.