A Bright October Wedding in the Heart of Vermont

Today, we’re whisking you away to our favorite Vermont season: fall. It’s never too early to start daydreaming of a wedding where the air is crisp, and the foliage paints a masterpiece of fiery reds, warm golds, and vibrant oranges. We’re swooning over this couple’s perfect fall wedding at Mountain Top Resort, full of sweet elements and a beautiful color palette. Thank you to skilled wedding photographer, Sally Carpenter Photography, for sharing Corey and Tori’s love story with us. Continue reading for more details on this romantic day!

The Inspiration Behind The Couple's Color Palette

When Corey and Tori started planning their Vermont wedding, they never imagined it would turn into the moody, fall-themed celebration it became. Corey had always expressed wanting to wear a tweed vest for their special day, something that is not typically a groom’s first choice when it comes to formal wear! With that wish in mind, Tori started thinking outside of the box and found a beautiful tartan wrap. She knew it would pair perfectly with Corey’s style choice, and as an interior designer, Tori took the inspiration to the next level. The result? A wedding theme the couple lovingly dubbed ‘tartan and tweed’!

This concept pulled together typical fall elements and colors, and then turned them up a notch resulting in hues like deep wine, berry and burgundy with nods of green. (Spoiler alert: this is a lovely, fresh take on an autumn color palette and we are in love with it.)

On the couple’s wedding day, both Tori and Corey got ready separately before meeting for first-look photos. Blush Vermont pampered Tori and her bridesmaids with exceptional treatment, ensuring that their hair was perfectly styled and their makeup exuded an ethereal and timeless aura.

A covered bridge pin, which was originally owned by Tori’s grandmother, was a precious keepsake as she had a profound admiration for Vermont’s covered bridges throughout her life. After her passing, the pin became an heirloom passed down to Tori’s mother. As a result, it served as Tori’s “something borrowed” on her tartan wrap during this special day.

Over at the groom’s suite, Tori’s father exchanged a gift with Corey. He purchased a sixpence and opted for the year 1956 as it was the year Corey’s grandparents tied the knot, adding an extra charming and family-oriented detail to the couple’s wedding day!

A Romantically Rustic Ceremony & Reception

In the embrace of rolling mountains, their peaks awash with the vibrant hues of fall foliage, Tori and Corey exchanged vows in a ceremony as breathtaking as the landscape surrounding them. The aisle commenced with aged barrels, symbols of time’s passage and the aging of love into something deeply beautiful. Atop these barrels rested lush floral arrangements, their colors and fragrances mingling with the crisp autumn air. Long farm benches and cream throw blankets welcomed guests to this picturesque setting, offering them a front-row seat to the union of Tori and Corey against the stunning backdrop of nature’s autumnal tapestry!

After the ceremony, guests made their way to Mountain Top Resort’s Event Barn, which was perfectly decorated for the occasion. The couple’s planner, Zoey Zariole, and Meadow’s Edge Floral Design dreamt up a romantic atmosphere complete with plenty of string lights, sleek votive candles, gold tea lights, and rich burgundy table runners. As a charming tribute to autumn, the couple opted to use petite, ivory pumpkins as their escort cards, adorably displaying the names of their esteemed guests and corresponding table numbers.

Following a night of lively dancing, guests had the opportunity to indulge their cravings for something sweet by savoring a delectable two-tiered cake crafted by Sweet Vermont Treats. We love the nods to Tori’s wedding bouquet that adorned the cake’s buttercream exterior.

Tori and Corey’s special day was so enchanting that the couple plan on moving to Vermont one day. Congratulations Tori and Corey on your beautiful Vermont wedding!


Photographer: Sally Carpenter Photography, Venue: Mountain Top Resort, Hair and Makeup: Blush Vermont, Florals: Meadow’s Edge, Day-of-Coordinator: Zoey Zariole, Officiant: Annie Alexander-Kramer, Cake: Sweet Vermont Treats, Dress: Martina Liana (Brickhouse Bridal), Wrap: Lindsey Cashmere Stole by Kiltane, Suit: Mens Wearhouse, Vest: Scottish Harris Tweed Waistcoat from Hickory Golf, Shoes: Vintage Circus by Sam Edelman, Earrings: Luccichio by Vintouch Italy.

Mountain Top Resort: A Spectacular Vermont Wedding Destination

Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, Vermont is the perfect weekend long wedding destination, offering a diverse selection of ceremony and reception sites amidst stunning landscapes including a 740 acre lake, lush meadows, and panoramic mountain views. (and endless activities on-site!) Along with their accredited culinary and service staff, dedicated wedding planners, and luxurious accommodations, Mountain Top Resort ensures a memorable wedding experience with an on-site spa, floral services, and more.

Sally Carpenter Photography: A Documentary-Style Vermont Wedding Photographer

Sally Carpenter Photography is an editorial, documentary-style wedding photographer with over 20 years of experience located in Woodstock, Vermont. Having photographed over 300 weddings, Sally is an expert at capturing the perfect moment and managing unexpected situations smoothly. Sally’s friendly and calm approach also makes her a perfect fit for couples looking for a personable wedding photographer!

Sweet Vermont Treats: A Vermont Wedding Baker

Sweet Vermont Treats is an experienced Vermont baker, ready to satisfy any sweet tooth! Their selection includes not only signature wedding cakes but also cupcakes, tarts, brownies, and more, ideal for a grand wedding dessert table. They also create custom-decorated sugar cookies, offering both beauty and flavor, often used as unique favors for weddings.

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