The Mountain Top Inn and Resort located in Chittenden, Vermont was the setting for Megan and Aaron’s wedding on August 4, 2013. The ceremony and reception were both held at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort. This was nearly a 4 hour drive for us. We love working at new venues out of our local market area, and this venue did not disappoint. Julie was my assistant for the photography coverage for this event. Julie was looking forward to this event since the previous November when we met Megan and Aaron at a bridal show in Springfield, Ma. We seemed to click instantly at the bridal show; they seemed to loved us, our work and our prices.
August 4th was a humid and hot day. During our ride from West Springfield to Chittenden, we experienced several weather changes that made us a bit concerned about the planned outdoor ceremony. We hit several thunder storms en route, the most severe in Rutland, just a few miles from our destination. When we were getting close to the Mountain Top Inn, we saw a few homemade signs pointing us in the direction of the ceremony. On arrival, we were immediately taken by the cooler fresh mountain air and the breathtaking view of the lake below the Inn. As usual, we were early and we decided to take a few minutes to scout out possible locations for the formals, and to locate the ceremony site and the two chalets that our bride and groom were getting ready in, The Mountain Air Lodge for the guys, and the Lakeview Chalet for the girls, both were spectacular accommodations.
After Julie did preparation photos with the girls, and I with the guys it was nearly 4pm, time for the ceremony. A group of family and friends were anxiously waiting the Brides arrival, not to mention Aaron. Megan was picked up at her Chalet by a horse drawn wagon and driven up the hill to the beautiful ceremony site overlooking the valley and lake below. The ceremony started with a processional of the girls, ring bearer and flower girls. Live music was provided by Shane and Charlotte Brodie from Love that Duo. After the welcome by the JP and the readers, The Vermont sky began to look ominous. Just after the last reader finished, the event coordinator announced a severe thunderstorm was fast approaching and that we had to move down to the Mountain Top Inn, and continue the ceremony indoors. I could see the look of surprise and a bit of disappointment on the couples faces, but they made the best of it and within 20 minutes we were safely inside the Inn and the ceremony continued with the couple walking together down an aisle of family and friends. The spot was in front of a grand window with a view just as spectacular as the one up on the hill.
As soon as we finished, the sun came out and we were able to go outside for the groups and formals. Soon, we were back inside and the reception started with introductions their first dance and toasts. Dinner was an awesome buffet, served efficiently, and before long the couple cut their cake and had parent dances. The evening moved along with lots of dancing and great music by Paul Pecor from Super Sounds DJ. We did have a nice Vermont sunset and rainbow as topping to a great evening. Please enjoy the photos of Megan and Aarons Vermont wedding.