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Magic in the Mountains

Caroline of Caroline Winn Photography was one of those Instagram crushes that you come across on social media and just know you’d get along in real life. That is why I was so excited when she hired me to help her design her Summer 2018 wedding at the Mountain Top Inn & Resort in Vermont! Being that she is a wedding photographer, I knew that she would have great taste and a real understanding of all of the little pieces that come together to create the overall look and feel of your day. And like so many brides, even as an industry professional Caroline realized how overwhelming those choices can be and I feel so lucky that she chose me to help her pull it all together in a cohesive design plan!

I thought it would be fun to start with the vision board and then show the real photos and how it really came to life so perfectly.

For Caroline, we piloted a “design only” package where Back Bay Bride created a design plan and a shopping list to bring it to life and consulted with look & feel vendors like the linen rental company and floral designer. Inspired by the couples love of the mountains, Caroline had a beautiful custom invitation suite designed by Lydia Marie Elizabeth that set the tone for the whole palette. She chose Jenny Yoo tulle bridesmaids dresses in "hydrangea" and knew she wanted to bring a little elegance to their otherwise rustic venue. With these few selections in place, we created a complete wedding design that featured a unique french gray, graywashed wood, luxe deckled edge paper, silver accents and subtle mountain themed details.

The biggest difference with this wedding from all of my others was that I actually wasn’t there day of! Using the guidance and direction from our planning sessions and materials, Caroline and Dan executed on the plan perfectly and handed over the plan to the venue’s own coordinator to manage day-of. And yes, I refreshed Instagram and searched their hashtag for real time updates! And when I saw the first sneak peeks from Servidone Studios I couldn't believe that backdrop was real!

For the reception we chose a mix and match table approach. Soft gray and white linens from The Linen Shop paired with a few farm tables, a tufted upholstered love seat and hemstitch napkins added so much texture and interest to the space. The beautiful florals and greenery by A Schoolhouse Garden complimented by gray pillar candles and silver striped votives were subtly unique. I absolutely love these images and you can see that Caroline really nailed the execution of the vision. It was so much fun to be a part of this wedding from a creative and design perspective and I hope more brides will take advantage of a package like this!

For those brides and couples that are great at the logistics and organization, but struggle when it comes to decor and details, hiring someone to take on the design from a professional standpoint can be a great help and elevate the whole feel of your day. It was such a joy to work with Caroline on her wedding design and I just love seeing how happy and in love the two of them looked on their wedding day!


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