Jon & Ali’s Stowe Mountain Wedding

September 18, 2011

Ali & Jon – September 3, 2011
Getting Ready – Topnotch Resort and Spa

Ceremony Venue – The Cliff House, Stowe Mountain Resort
Reception Venue – Spruce Camp Base Lodge, Stowe Mountain Resort
Ali’s Dress – Christos
Ali’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid’s Dresses – J. Crew
Hair & Makeup – Casey Korbel
As I mentioned in my post about their rehearsal dinner, I’ve known Jon and Ali for a few years. In that time Ali and I have stayed in touch periodically and she’s been nice enough to recommend me to a few of her friends.
Jon and Ali are SUCH a great couple and everyone was thrilled to watch them make it official πŸ™‚
We started the day at Top Notch where I found this beautiful table to photograph their invitation suite. A friend painted the watercolor on the inside of their invitation and they now have the painting framed in their house – very cool.

Ali’s Jimmy Choo’s were FABULOUS πŸ™‚

We went downstairs to photograph Jon getting dressed (he was heading over to the first look site ahead of us so their paths didn’t cross)

Then it was time to get Ali dressed

And tucked into my car (with a sheet!!) for the ride up the mountain

We took golfcarts and wound our way up and up – the views just kept getting better. Jon was waiting at the top and had the best reaction to seeing Ali for the first time πŸ™‚

The light was simply amazing – beams of sunlight through the clouds – definitely “glory light!”

We had over an hour for the first look and some bridal party portraits so really got to to take our time and have fun

Nancy as always did a stunning job with the flowers

We drove to a second site with similarly spectacular views and really cut loose. Jon and Ali are self described goofballs who suggested some jumping shots….I was pretty impressed with the height they got πŸ™‚

The bridal party also embraced the idea πŸ™‚

Trying to be serious but not succeeding πŸ™‚

More floral details

Loved the lines and color of this bridge

Then it was up to the top of the mountain on the gondola and time for the ceremony to get underway!

A fun all wedding picture πŸ™‚

Ben and Hedda – their wedding is still one of my all-time favorites πŸ™‚

Then it was time to head down the mountain ahead of the guests so we could photograph the details

A sparkler reception welcomed Jon & Ali to the bottom of the mountain!

Ben doing his impression of Ali dancing πŸ™‚

What happens when you try to cut an ice cream cake? The knife breaks!

Happy 1st dance πŸ™‚

Ali & Jon – I am SO glad the dates worked out – I loved every minute of being there!!



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