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Winter Wedding at The Mountain Top Inn

To say it’s risky to have an outdoor wedding in Vermont is February in putting it mildly. But this brave couple’s risk paid off because the photos of their snowy day at The Mountain Top Inn are made of magic. With Julia Wade Photography behind the camera, assisted by Juliette Halsey, and personal details throughout, this couple pulled off their perfect wedding day. See it all in THE VAULT!

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From Julia Wade PhotographyI loved this wedding because it was so unique.. It’s not every day you get to photograph a ceremony outside in Vermont in February!! The light was absolutely beautiful and Colleen and Misha did such a beautiful job honoring their history together and their loved ones. They met and fell in love on these beautiful slopes so I truly couldn’t imagine a more perfect place for them to start their marriage together.

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Photography: Julia Wade Photography | Floral Design: Hawley's Florist | Wedding Dress: Augusta Jones | Cake: Irene's Cakes by Design | Bride's Shoes: Mui Mui | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Allure Bridal | Catering: Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Makeup: Flawless Cosmetic Design | Hair: Five Elements Salon and Day Spa | Band: Big Party Orchestra | Officiant: Rabbi Howard Cohen | Venue: Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Photography - Assistance: Juliette Halsey | Reception Florals: Tom Degraide

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Summer Vermont Wedding at Mountain Top Inn

As a future Vermont bride, I’m instantly drawn to any wedding in the Green State. But this one, captured by the talented Cambria Grace stands out all on its own. From blooms by Pollen Floral Design to the most fabulous bridesmaids’ dresses I’ve ever seen, the photos in the gallery are guaranteed to make any rustic wedding lover’s heart skip a beat.

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From The Bride… Greg and I live in Boston so, when we got engaged, we immediately started shopping around Boston for venues and vendors. The first vendor that I decided on was the florist, Krissy Price from Boston Pollen, who connected me with Cambria Grace Photography. After deciding on these ladies we actually started looking for barn wedding venues in Vermont which is how we stumbled upon the Mountain Top Inn. We visited the Inn and fell in love with the landscape, the accommodations, and the idea of a “destination wedding”. Thankfully Krissy and Cambria were willing to travel and we were lucky enough to score a summer wedding date. With only 7 months to plan, I got to work on all of the DIY projects that I had cooked up in my mind. Among other things, I painted the backdrop for our photo booth; made signs out of the lathe from our house (Greg operated the pneumatic staple gun); folded, painted, and strung 300 origami stars to be hung from balloons in the rafters, and collected the various other decorative items that we wanted to be represented on our wedding day.

As it all came together, the theme I had my heart set on was “enchanted forest” and Greg reluctantly agreed. We tried to plan out every detail and, unbelievably, our wedding was everything and more than we had hoped for.

The wedding day started a little hectically for us, the wedding party, and friends who had the task of hanging stars in the barn and placing signs. Shortly after blowing up balloons, the boys were allowed to retreat to a pre-planned game of frisbee golf while the ladies finished the decorating and started getting ready. Erin McKenna and Vivan Infantino were onsite for hair and makeup transformations and made us look more beautiful than I thought possible.

We ended up running a little behind on the hair and makeup and were barely able to get the first look in – I’m so glad we did! On the car ride down into the woods I was nervous. Once I saw Greg that all melted and we were able to enjoy the moment together. Next we separated once again to take our places on top of the hill with our friends and family. At this point I grabbed my bouquet that had the hand-dyed silk ribbons, that my Grandma Pat and I made my Prom dress out of, tied around the stems and joined my dad and our horse (that I would be hiding behind). The ceremony was beautiful. I was a little worried about the handwritten vows but it ended up being one of the highlights of the entire wedding. My vows were good, but I had no idea that Greg was a poetic mastermind! Everyone was laughing and crying and talking about his vows for the rest of the night.

The cocktail hour felt like a blur. We got to try our signature cocktail, the McBrady Margarita, and the delicious passed appetizers, and we took pictures with our families. Next was the dress change and our grand entrance into the barn. Is it always that loud?! Our reception was so fun! The food was delicious, the bartenders were handing out shots, and there were multiple surprises (for Greg) throughout the night that made our wedding a truly memorable experience for us and for our guests. The first surprise came from Greg’s mom, Linda. She spent countless hours creating a slideshow of Greg growing up that matched the song that she chose for their dance. It was touching and hilarious at the same time.

The planning for Greg’s second surprise started years ago when I decided that I wanted to sing to him at our wedding. After dinner, and unfortunately right after Bel Biv Devoe’s “Poison” was played (how could I be expected to follow that?!), Greg and I got up to thank our guests for traveling great distances to share in our special day. Once I got the microphone, I invited my brother and friend up to the front at which point they dragged their guitars and amps out from under the DJ table. The look on Greg’s face was priceless when he realized what was going on (victory!). I sang “At Last”, by Etta James, for my surprised husband because he had mentioned that as being his favorite song that I had ever sang to him – also the lyrics are beautiful. Afterwards there was a lot of hugging, and dancing, and CAKE. We finished the night with a bonfire overlooking the moon’s reflection on the reservoir – a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Photography: Cambria Grace Photography | Floral Design: Pollen Floral Design | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Cake: Irene's Cakes by Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Anthropologie | Makeup: Vivian Infantino | Suit: Alabaster & Chess | DJ/Band: Peak DJ | Inn: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Reception Dress: Elie Saab For Pronovias

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Rustic Glam Mountain Top Inn Wedding

When your wedding theme involves “Summer Camp For Adults,” there’s no doubt a good day will follow. Just take this Mountain Top Inn affair captured by Jami Saunders and Moving Presentations. It’s rustic, mountain beauty gone glam and there’s a whole lot more waiting right here.

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From the Bride… “Summer Camp For Adults” was the theme of our wedding weekend in the gorgeous mountains of Vermont. We invited our closest friends and family to join us for 3 full days of pure bliss, away from the stresses of city life, iPhones, wifi, and Instagram. Our ultimate goal was to create an environment where everyone’s differences and similarities would not only mesh well, but would thrive.

We planned a Mexican Fiesta complete with Maracas, Pinatas, and a tequila bar fully stocked with my husbands tequila brand, Tanteo! Field day was another big event during the weekend as it brought out all of our inner child stars, some more competitive than others, but ultimately a ridiculously great time.

My husband & I were both brought up in Jewish homes with similar values and traditions although he grew up Orthodox & I, Reform. It was important that we celebrate the way we live our lives together while still incorporating as many Jewish traditions as possible as a celebration of where we came from and who we are today. We decided to ask our friend, Trevor to marry us under the Vermont state law, and my husband’s brother, Aron under the Jewish law. The ceremony was the most rewarding aspect of our wedding as we wanted it to feel unique to us and our expression of love and commitment while still carrying on our heritage and understanding what it means to be married under the Jewish law.

Trevor sprung ‘vows’ on us under the Chupah which forced us to compose spur of the moment remarks to one another. In the moment, I remember having no clue what I was saying yet words flooded from my mouth so easily. My husband and I look back on that part of the ceremony and think about how lucky we were to be put in a situation where we were forced to say whatever was in our hearts at that exact moment in time, standing hand in hand about to become husband and wife. And to have it captured on film is icing on the cake as I couldn’t remember anything I muttered!

With regards to the design of our wedding, we wanted our guests to say, ‘that’s so Stefanie & Jacob.’ Our apartment looks very similar to how we designed our venue: a love for both nature and city life, we created an atmosphere that was rustic with a splash of NYC glam. A princess wedding gown and Red Carpet hair blend beautifully with a birch tree Chupah and a barn, right? We think so! We picked crystal plates to lie on farm tables with DIY touches all over the place. We had friends help cut, paste, paint, sew and more. It was truly a labor of love.

And last but not least, we want to send major points to our parents, specifically our moms for all of the hard work they put in. We would also like to thank them for holding back judgement and eye rolling as we sat across the dinner table to share our news; ‘we want to get married in a barn on a mountain.’ If you knew either of our parents, you’d know this was the exact opposite of any wedding they would ever plan. But, because they know us so well, they just smiled and said, ‘of course you do.’ With a son in the tequila biz and a freelance makeup artist for a daughter, our parents know by now, we beat to our own drum. And everyone was happy in the end.

Photography: Jami Saunders | Cinematography: Moving Presentations | Florist: Tedd Kapinos Of Jasper And Prudence Florals And Event Design | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza Legends | Invitations: Aimee Sicuro | Bride's Shoes: Prada | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Pre-Dame | Hair: Stefano Greco | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss Red Label | Barn: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Venue: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Bride's Sash: Untamed Petals | Bridesmaids Gifts: Birchbox | Bridesmaids Gifts: Alexis Bittar | Groom's Shoes: Ted Baker | Groom's Tie: Prada | Place Card Calligraphy: The Postman's Knock | Ring Bearer Box: The Paper Walrus

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