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.
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