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October 17, 2016  TAGS:  MOUNTAIN  PURPLE  GRAY

Julie & Brian | Chittenden, Vermont

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Although both had been married before, Julie and Brian both knew that this time was different, and they wanted to celebrate the joy of finding a love that is also built on friendship. Thus their “It is never too late for Happily Ever After” theme was born! The couple has spent many holidays and special occasions at The Mountain Top Inn and Resort and knew it would be the prefect spot to say “I do”. It even overlooks the Chittenden Reservoir, where Julie and Brian went kayaking on their very first date.

Their color palette was gray, neutrals, and touches of purple. They also incorporated birch candle holders that were hand cut from family property in New York. There were lots of handmade touches- Julie’s best friend Tracie hand crafted the silk flowers that were in the bouquets and center pieces, and Brian made his famous handmade fudge for favors. The hair piece Julie wore closely resembled the one her mother had worn at her own wedding, 50 years prior, and the rose petals guests tossed had been saved from roses Julie received from Brian throughout their relationship. The kayak oar guest book also has special meaning, as both Julie and Brian love to kayak and it was how they connected on their first date.

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Family is number one to both Julie and Brian, so they wanted to involve their family as much as possible. The wedding party consisted of their children and grandchildren. Brian’s son, Kristopher, gave a heartfelt and humorous speech, while Julie’s three daughters, Alaura, Alyssa, and Aimee, put together a speech that went along with the Fresh Price of Bel-Air rap. Their friend Lauren, who first introduced the couple, officiated at the ceremony and was able to tell guests how the couple first met.

Some of Julie and Brain’s favorite moments included the final sendoff where guests made an arch of sparklers the couple went through as they cheered, Tracie and her son Chase, did a reading from Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You Will Go!”, Julie’s niece, Kelly, also did a reading, and Molly Quinn did an amazing rendition of “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.” Their advice for other couples planning a wedding; “Enjoy every moment of your engagement!”

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

Julie & Brian Real Vermont Wedding Inspiration | Mountain Top Inn and Resort Wedding | Vermont Bride Magazine | Rustic Elegant Purple and Gray Wedding

featured professionalsVENUE, CATERER, & ACCOMMODATIONS: Mountain Top Inn & ResortWEDDING PLANNER: Chelsea Howe from Mountain Top Inn & Resort | PHOTOGRAPHER: Aspiring Photography by Jessica ThompsonFLORIST: Silk flowers handcrafted by bride’s best friend Tracie Irwin | DJ: Michael Coppinger | VOCALIST: Molly Quinn | CAKE: Centerpiece Cakes by StephWEDDING GOWN: Trace of Lace | ALTERATIONS: Make It SewTUX/FORMAL WEAR: McNeil and ReedyHAIR STYLIST: Seguin Ragosta | MAKEUP ARTIST: Cassie LafasoINVITATIONS: MixpicJEWELRY: EtsyFAVORS: Fudge homemade by the groom | WEDDING OFFICIANT: Lauren Sullivan | WEDDING REGISTRY: Bed, Bath and BeyondGIFT TO GROOM FROM BRIDE: A compass engraved “For Our Adventures.”