Justine & Melissa, Mountain Top Inn Chittenden, Vermont

I first met Melissa when I moved to Connecticut going on 7 years now! She’s always been so sweet, kind and loyal to me and has kept me around as her photographer. So when she introduced me to Justine, her fiance, for Justine’s headshots, I of course instantly fell in love with Justine as well!!

Capturing their love on a cool autumn day in historic Vermont, full peak foliage and mountains in the background as well as brick streets and white picket fences was New England perfection. They brought their adorable pups, flannel and pumpkins. It was a dreamy, perfect day.

Their wedding weekend (yup, I said that correct), was also just absolutely a dream. At Mountain Top Resort in Chittenden, Vermont on a warm, perfect summer day, Melissa and Justine tied the knot surrounded by insanely fun friends, family and coworkers. Melissa being a police officer and Justine a nurse, their love story is a true selfless fairytale.

We had so much fun capturing their dreamy day. My favorite aspects were of course the How I Met Your Mother merch sprinkled throughout the day, Justine’s custom dress and the fact they used a sword to cut their cake.

I’m so grateful to know these beautiful, kind and selfless humans. They are my forever friends and clients, and my heart is full for this.

Congratulations again to Melissa and Justine!!

All our love!

Rayleen and Julia, Meraki Photo, Inc.

Venue Mountain Top Inn & Resort

Justine’s dress by Love Bird Bridal Shop and designed by Andria Bird

Justine’s Hair Piece designed and made by Andria Bird

Melissa’s watch by Bulova

Wedding Cake Topper from Etsy via Lyzoocozy

Justine’s Jewelry by Michael's Jewelers

Cake Cutting Tool from Etsy via Knives & Swords

Wedding card box from Etsy via Red Heart Creations

Ring box from Etsy via LUNESgoodsCo

Seamstress for bridal alterations by Melissa Oddo

Melissa’s Tuxedo by Bindle & Keep in Brooklyn NYC

DJ/MC/Photobooth by Top Hat Entertainments

Justine shoe’s by Betsy Johnson (I have the exact same pair in heels and we’re totally going out for drinks wearing them together!!!)

Melissa’s Shoes by Carmina Shoemaker

Jeweler for rings by Michael’s Jewelers

Bridesmaid dresses from Birdy Grey

Bridal party suits by Suit Shop

Bridal Party Jewelry by PAVOI

Ring bearers suits by J.Crew Kids

Officiated by Gail Nogas

Flowers by Meadows Edge Floral Design at the Mountain Top Resort

Hair by Mountain Top Salon and Spa Makeup by Vermont Luxury Bridal & Beauty

Venue coordinator by Miranda Link

Cake and dessert bar by The Goose Chase Cake Design

Donuts by Cold Hollow Cider Mill Mmm Cider Donuts.

Invitations by Truly Engaging