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Peter & Emily’s Mountain Top Inn Wedding

October 22, 2014

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Peter & Emily were married on October 5, 2014 with a ceremony at the Pittsford Congregational Church and a reception at The Mountain Top Inn. This beautiful Mountain Top Inn Wedding was amazing with the fall colors of the Green Mountains as a backdrop.

Peter & Emily both attended the University of Vermont, but didn’t actually meet until a few years after they graduated at an alumni event in Boston. They bonded over their birthdays, which are one day apart, and their mutual ownership of old school flip phones!

On the wedding day I spent time in the morning with both the girls and Peter and his family as they were getting ready. I was able to capture photos with the guys and then zipped back to photograph Emily getting her dress on. Then we did photos with the girls before heading off to the church! After the ceremony we did the rest of the formal and family photos and then Peter, Emily, and I did some exploring to a covered bridge and beautiful woods. They were able to attend almost their entire cocktail party where people were enjoying lawn games (including a custom cornhole set). As the sun began to set guests were invited into the barn and the reception began!

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Kerry Armstrong did Emily’s hair. I first worked with her earlier this year at James & Katie’s wedding and was so impressed by both her work and her professionalism – she is so easy to be around and keeps everything running on time while doing beautiful work! Emily’s makeup was done by Mirror Mirror.

Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0002Emily gifted her bridesmaids with these fun robes Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0003Peter’s sister designed the invitation suite Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0004Peter’s niece was SO excited about being a flower girl and did such a great job Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0005 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0011Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0006 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0007 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0008 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0009Getting Peter’s nephew interested in having his photo taken (and staying clean) was a bit of a challenge – there were salamanders to find! Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0010It was impeccable Vermont autumn weather. Emily had been so concerned about it raining or being freezing on the wedding day but it was neither – the foliage was spectacular, the skies were blue and it was unseasonably warm for early October – perfect!  Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0012 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0013 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0014 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0015 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0016 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0017 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0018 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0019 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0020 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0021 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0022 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0023 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0024 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0025 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0026 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0027 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0028I love working with A Schoolhouse Garden for the flowers. The owner, Nancy, always creates such beautiful bouquets and tablescapes.
Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0029 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0030Emily’s cathedral length veil was a showstopper! Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0031 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0033 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0034 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0035Emily was such a classic bride and I just love this shot of her as she got away from the church! Peter’s Dad let them borrow his fabulous vintage truck. We used it for couple’s photos of Peter & Emily but then rounded up the bridal party at the end of cocktail hour and used the beautiful trees as a background for a full group shot. Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0036The car was appropriately decorated! Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0037

Exploring the covered bridge!Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0038 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0039 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0040Driving and shooting…..absolutely necessary when you have a car like this!  Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0045 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0046 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0041 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0042 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0043 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0044

The beautiful tablescapes. And the cupcakes from Snowflake Cupcakes taste as good as they look I can assure you!Mountaintop-Inn-Wedding--0001 Mountaintop-Inn-Wedding--0002 Mountaintop-Inn-Wedding--0003

Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0048As the bridal party was lining up to go into the reception the hills to the east were lit up by the setting sun Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0049Peter & Emily had secretly been taking dance lessons – it showed! Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0050 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0051 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0052 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0053 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0054Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0055 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0056 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0057 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0058 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0059 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0060 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0061 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0062 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0063 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0064 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0065 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0066 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0067The cake was created by Trillium Fine Desserts. Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0068 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0069 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0070The band, the DC Project, kept everyone dancing all night! Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0071 Mountain-Top-Inn-Wedding-Vermont-Orchard-Cove-Photography_0072

Peter & Emily – it was such a pleasure seeing you both again and getting to know your wonderful families – I’ll hope that eventually you make your way back up to Vermont!!

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