Nestled in to the lush green mountains of Vermont is Arlington’s West Mountain Inn. The long gravel drive leads you up until you finally reach the bed + breakfast with it’s barns, fields and alpacas. This tranquil location with it’s vast views was the location for Rachel + Ed’s elegant Vermont barn wedding just a few weeks ago. Although home is Manhattan, frequent trips to the area made it the perfect choice for their wedding day. I honestly can’t think of anything better than inviting those closest to join you for a weekend of celebrating, and that’s exactly what they did.
The morning started with ease. The barn was being expertly decorated by the helpful staff at West Mountain Inn and Nancy Bishop, the talented floral designer who was in charge of all the blooms for the day. A flower curtain hung in the entrance to the barn, inviting people in to even more delicate and thoughtful details. Burlap and lace lined long tables for guest to sit close and enjoy conversation, while individual stems adorned each napkin and welcomed them to their place. The months of planning had come together beautifully.
Rachel’s stunning Martina liana wedding dress hung carefully in the door of the barn (I have experience and the use of helpful bridesmaids!) and soon was brought in for her to put on. She was stunning, and Ed would soon see when she walked down the aisle. While the moments before the ceremony were full of hopeful anticipation, once Rachel + Ed’s eyes met and their ceremony began they both took a deep breath and soaked it all in. They walked out of the church hand in hand and beautifully husband and wife.
I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Rachel and Ed, join them in beautiful Vermont and capture all of their wedding day. I think we all can continually thank West Mountain Inn and Terry specifically for the amazing job they did, as well as all of the other wonderful vendors who join in making this day. Take a look at some of my favorites and leave a comment because I’d love to hear from you!