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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

If you’re looking for the best that nature provides, together with excellent service and elegant detail, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Chittenden, Vermont, is a must see. From the main lodge, to the lakeside house, to the barn, the small chalets, and the Wedding Knoll, to the friendly staff, The Mountain Top Inn & Resort is one of my own personal favorite places to be and to play music.

As a wedding musician, I’ve seen and played at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort every year since 2008, have seen the inside and outside of virtually every building, worked with the staff, and heard the comments of numerous wedding couples and families. From large groups on the Wedding Knoll or in the beautifully rustic new barn, to intimate gatherings in one of the small chalets tucked away in the woods, to the lakeside pavilion, the 350 acres of natural beauty, combined with full amenities and welcoming staff, provides everything a wedding couple and their families could wish for. From my own perspective, the staff has always been friendly, clear, and creates an environment where I’m able to provide the best service that I can without distraction from technical details that can hamper the progress of the day.

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Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

Mountain Top Inn & Resort | Vermont Bride Magazine

November 18, 2017

Real Wedding | Jen & Tim

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

When they began planning their wedding and reception, Jen and Tim knew a rustic, Vermont theme was the perfect reflection of their relationship. Tim is an arborist and a rugged outdoorsman, and Jen has the combination of beauty, charm, and skills with fishing and hunting to make her his perfect match. So it was only fitting that the celebration of their union reflected Jen and Tim’s personalities and all of the things they love to do together. Jen spent months preparing all of the adorable rustic details including handmade wooden signs, centerpieces made from wildflowers. old horseshoes and deer antlers, handmade bride and groom deer sculptures, and a wall of photographs that told the story of Jen and Tim’s lives and their relationship, from childhood through their engagement. Their love for the outdoors, and each other, was present in every detail from their outdoor ceremony to the little saplings each guest received to take home and plant.

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

Jen and Tim's Rustic Romance | Vermont Bride Magazine

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Tia and Daniel's beautifully rustic and simple wedding took place down a bumpy, dirt road, far from any cell service but surrounded by the rural oasis of Vermont. Wild flower bouquets a billowy, bohemian gown, and a daisy chain crown set the tone for this down-to-earth celebration of love and togetherness. Throw in some wood-fired pizza, organic honey favors, and a lot of laughter, and you have the makings of a truly Vermont made wedding. Their laid back, campgroud gathering was complete with homemade pies, handmade signs, and a charming cabin.

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Julia and Dave's modern, country style could not have more accurately reflected the beautiful nature of Vermont. With sweeping mountains for a backdrop, and drooping willow trees embracing their outdoor ceremony, Vermon't most glorious season of summer was very apparent. We especially love their watercolored scenic landscape invitation and the warm glow of rustic lanterns adorning every nook and cranny of their charming, old-world barn reception.

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Chelsea and Thomas had just made a life-altering commitment with each other - the purchase of their first home together, in Underhill, Vermont - when Thomas presented Chelsea with another, his marriage proposal. It may seem a little home-spun, but for Chelsea and Thomas home-spun is just their speed. They grew up together, going to elementary and high school together, in the small town of Hinesburg, Vermont. Their wedding day was full of personal, home-spun touches from their closest friends and family. Here is more on what Chelsea had to share about their special day:

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It might be feeling like winter is never going to be over, but we can't help ourselves in sharing this gorgeous October wedding at Riverside Farm in Pittsfield. With charming details like leaf adorned place cards on a chickenwire frame, cozy blankets for chilly guests, a caramel apple and cupcake display, and monogrammed table runners - Brittany and Daniel's wedding day embraced everything wonderful about fall in Vermont. Read on for more pictures and to hear what Brittany had to say about their vision:

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Thanksgiving is a time to reflect back on the year and give thanks for the good stuff, which we feel makes it a perfect time to celebrate your love and commitment with friends and family. Combining your wedding with a holiday gives it a little extra something special to make it shine. Feelings of warmth, kindness, and sharing go hand-in-hand with one of life's greatest celebrations. Here is some of our favorite Thanksgiving inspired wedding ideas:

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Stowehof Inn, Stowe, Vermont

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The pure emotion of love seen in the eyes of Amy and Michael is what drew us to their story. This, obviously heartfelt, celebration was full of personal details that spoke of what the day meant to the couple. It is hard to not see the deep connection these two have. From the paper crane garlands to the childhood photos adorning the tables, the homemade decor brought everything together. Read on for Amy and Michael's love story...

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November 18, 2017

Alicia & Kyle

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When we first laid eyes on Alicia and Kyle's bold and colorful wedding, we couldn't take our eyes off the vibrant and unique details. Alicia, an artist, was inspired by a CMYK color palette and went for funky and unique touches that she could DIY. The result? A one-of-a-kind celebration full of eye candy, proving that you don't need a huge budget to achieve some wow factor. Here is what Alicia had to say about the wedding planning and execution:

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With so many natural waterways, lakes and ponds, it's no wonder that water plays a large part in Vermont weddings. Combine some H2O with hand-hewn post and beams, tree branch details, and a secluded mountaintop location and you pretty much have everything that is wondeful about Vermont in the Summer. Here are some gorgeous inspirational images Vermont Bride photographed, with the help of Stacie Maddox, at The Ponds at Bolton Valley. Lakeside details with rustic, vintage charm, combined with some amazing vendors!

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