Matt and Hollie's wedding at Bear Creek

Hollie and Matt's
wedding at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

{Lehigh Valley wedding photography}

It is a compliment of the highest order when a guest at a wedding we've shot books us for his or her wedding. Hollie was a bridesmaid at Megan and Brian's wedding way back in 2011 and she kindly gave us a call when it was her turn to walk down the aisle. We met Hollie and Matt last spring for their engagement session. I (Amber) was pregnant with our third child and due right around their wedding date so although I helped with the planning and post production, Josh handled the shooting. On the wedding day, we have Doug Benedict to thank for assisting Josh and capturing some killer details and moments. They did a great job telling the story of the day. Here's what Hollie had to say in the planning stages:
We want the wedding to feel like a big celebration involving all of our family and close friends. Since our families and friends are from all different states, we wanted everyone to be able to come together, share in our day, and have a really great time. We think our venue is a great choice and reflects our personalities - the rustic feel of Bear Creek relates well to our love of being outdoors, whether walking, hiking, climbing, playing golf, or being at the beach. We also wanted to take an extra step to make sure everyone had a great time and we hope that our band will be the key factor here. We really love to dance and are confident that they will keep the energy up throughout the night so that everyone can take part in our excitement and happiness as we celebrate our big day.
In addition to their love of the outdoors, Hollie and Matt also incorporated their appreciation of metal music in their day. Their first dance was set to a Kiss song, the groom's cake was black with flames on it and Matt was caught throwing horns during wedding party portraits! 

We also set up a photo booth at the reception. Josh designed a custom logo for their photo booth prints that mimicked the style of Metallica's signature font. Click on over to the photo booth gallery to check out the fun!

Clearly Hollie and Matt pulled off their vision of a great big fun party, but there were some sweet tearful moments too. Scroll on to see these moments and other favorites too!

Credits: Ceremony and Reception at Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, PA. Wedding flowers by Arndt's Flower Shop. Wedding cake by Cozze Cakes. Entertainment by The Hudson Project Band. Make-up by Ali (Rumors Salon, Lehighton). Hair by Kim (Cutting Post, Lehighton). Bridal gown by Monique Lhuillier. Bridesmaids dresses by Bill Levkoff. Groom and groomsmen tuxes by Vera Wang. Photo booth by JF+AB Photography, (

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