I admit it, I have a soft spot for smaller weddings. I typically capture 2-3 small weddings/elopements a month during my busy season throughout the state. Elopements are a huge change of pace from my typical 100-200 guest weddings and bouncing between both the large and small weddings keeps me inspired. Even when I’m at venues multiple times a year, I’m continuously inspired. When my friend Amy sent me a message and mentioned that her sister decided to elope to Vermont and wanted to pass along my info, I knew I wanted to be a part of her day. One of the great things about the Mountain Top Inn, which I’m sure inspires every couple that decides to celebrate their day there, are the absolutely amazing views. Even on a rainy day, the views of the reservoir below never disappoint. And mother nature surely didn’t disappoint on Emily and Matt’s day.
One of the great things about shooting at locations like the Mountain Top Inn is that it’s easy for me to zip over the bride and the groom for detail photos. Since I typically (about 98% of the time) shoot all of my weddings on my own, having the bride and groom get married on the same property makes my job just a little bit easier. In Mountain Top’s case, I travel between the guest homes with ease by taking a quick trip in my car. I love being able to capture both getting ready, but I like to leave that decision up to my happy couple because after all, it is all about them and making sure that they’re happy on their wedding day! I started off with Emily by capturing her details…..
And then made a quick run over to Matt getting ready with his adorable nephew….
Then I headed back to Emily for photos of her dress being put on. I always love this moment. I think that the magnitude of the day really begins to sink in during these precious moments.
There are endless opportunities for photos at Mountain Top and I could spend hours on the property and never get bored. Emily and Matt opted to do their first look down by the reservoir as well as do all of their portraits before the ceremony.
Sometimes I feel like mother nature says “Oh, Carrie is coming…..let’s put in an order for puffy white clouds”!
Remember those clouds……they’re in full force at ceremony time!!
Emily and Matt held their reception on the deck of the always lovely Jewel at Meadow’s Edge. It was the perfect spot to take in the view and still feel intimate at the same time.
Their cupcakes smelled amazing…..especially the one with bacon on it because……BACON!!
Thank you so much Emily and Matt for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful Vermont day!!