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Summer Kitchen

Summer Kitchen

We love historic properties. The Summer Kitchen on the property of the Volant Mills in Volant, PA was built in 1812.  When we first gathered to look at this building, we fell in love immediately with it's simple charm. And when you love weddings, like we so obviously do, it was easy to envision how lovely a small elopement or wedding ceremony would be here. So we put together a team of amazing creatives that could transform this little building of historic significance into a romantic and intimate space for a styled shoot in hopes that future couples could see its potential as we do.

If you are interested in having your intimate wedding or elopement at the Summer Kitchen please fill out linked contact from and put Summer Kitchen in the space for venue Summer Kitchen Contact Form.

A full heartfelt thanks to the creative team.  Thank you for your time and incredible talent.  

Photography:  Tami Weingartner & Nicole Cassano

Floral & Design:  Patti Kuhn of Posies by Patti & her assistant Chelsie

Dress:  Francis Lastoria of A Grand Day

Cake:  Anthony Dithomas

Signs: Calligraphy, Graphic Design & More by Julie Gaibis

Ribbon:  Silk & Willow

Event Rentals & Design:  Jill Hodges of Vintage Vogue Furnishings

Hair & MUA:  Alexandra Ayers & Sarah DiGiovine of The Wright Place Salon

Cigars:  Hector Marquez of Jacobs Ladder Cigar Co

Champagne & Stemware:  Moet & Chandon and Riedel

Eyewear:  Oakley

Ashley & Jason, I have no words. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You were both perfect. XO XO XO

Susan Patton for your support that day and BTS Snapchat story :) Also for pitching in without anyone asking. You're a rock.

Karen, Jill & Nicole....for braving the dust, nests and shopvac malfunctions :)

And lastly but certainly not least, John & Cheryl Geidner. Thank you for the use of this beautiful historic building.  Cheers to hoping that many couples will choose to tie the knot in this lovely space.

P.S.  Thank you Patti for indulging my whim of the cast iron mice...it wouldn't be a kitchen wedding without tiny little mice :)


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