West Mountain Inn | Arlington VT Destination Wedding

jenny & pat

Jenny and Pat were married on an unseasonably mild November weekend in Arlington, Vermont, at the gorgeous West Mountain Inn which is perched upon a hill up a tiny dirt road. The West Mountain Inn is magical, and has been around for a very long time. In fact, the day after the wedding, I was visiting nearby Hildene, and the tour guide, after hearing my reason for being in town that weekend, asked me if I knew the most famous wedding to take place at the West Mountain Inn. I said no, and he went on to explain that almost 30 years ago, he and his wife woke up to a strange buzzing sound, and quickly realized that it was coming from 4 helicopters circling over the West Mountain Inn. The reason? Michael J. Fox was getting married there, in 1988.

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By the time I caught up with Jenny and the girls, they’d already had a busy day with early morning yoga in the barn, followed by a group trail run through the woods surrounding the Inn.

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first look & vows

Pat and Jenny had a unique first look situation, because they’d actually prepared some self-written vows to read to each other during this time, quietly and privately without anyone around. My assistant photographer and I stayed back as far as we could, shooting with long lenses, to give them as much distance and privacy as we could.

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This is a seriously good looking bridal party.

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the ceremony

I cannot imagine a more rustic, romantic, elegant barn wedding ceremony

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the rustic barn reception

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Venue and Catering: West Mountain Inn, Arlington VT
Flowers: Kim Brisbin and Colleen Blair
DJ: Top Hat DJ, South Burlington, VT
Cake: Stinky Bklyn, Brooklyn NY
Hair: Studio 210 Salon, Bennington VT
Makeup: Maggie Scott
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero

Special thanks to MCMD Photography for joining me so far out in Vermont to second shoot with me!

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