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The Mountain Top Inn & Resort Wedding: Paul + Kathryn

Paul and Kathryn are one of those couples you dream about as clients. They’re both insanely kind, super fun, and enthusiastic about life. Plus, they were both willing to brave the freezing cold wind and snow flurries for their portraits!

Paul and Kathryn actually met when they were freshmen in college at NYU in 2003. Here’s their story in Kathryn’s words:

Paul and I have been together since 2013, but our story really began way back in 2003. I was a sassy 17-year-old Catholic school girl with a Long Island accent and Paul was an 18-year-old hockey obsessed kid from Queens. We actually met on the first day of freshman year at New York University and were next door neighbors at Hayden Hall on Washington Square Park, so it didn’t take long for our paths to cross. Paul was a veteran of dorm life after four years up in prep school, and he ended up helping me hammer a picture on my dormitory wall. But that was that. We occasionally hung out the first few weeks of school, but nothing really came of it. We even lived in the same dorm sophomore year, but we rarely saw each other. Little did we know destiny had other plans. 

We both graduated from NYU in 2007, and while our lives paralleled in many ways (living and working in Manhattan after going to graduate school there), we hardly, if ever, saw each other. It wasn’t until serendipity brought us together again as neighbors on Bleecker St., just a stone’s throw from our old NYU dorm. Destiny had brought us together once again. Boy asked girl to “catch up,” and the rest is history…

Paul & Kathryn’s wedding day was incredible. It was one of those most cliché November days I’ve seen with heavy grey clouds and leaves dancing around in the gusts of wind. We even had snow flurries! Yes, it was that cold! But despite the chill in the air and the off and on rain that morning, everyone had amazing energy and filled the getting ready cottage with laughter.

It’s clear to see how loved these two are by all their friends and family. Kathryn’s maid of honor, Ashley, and her close friend, Lee, spent most of the morning finishing up a project they’d been working on as a surprise for her. It was such a special moment when Kathryn opened the album full of personalized memories from each of her friends. Talk about thoughtful!! But the tearjerker was when Kathryn read aloud a letter written to her from Paul telling her she was the most beautiful woman in the world and that he couldn’t wait to marry her. Cue the melting hearts.

Everyone did their best to be troopers for outdoor portraits, but the later it got, the colder it got, so to say we hustled through segments of the day would be an understatement. But even though all the ladies were freezing and covered in goosebumps, their happiness was still overflowing for Paul & Kathryn. Such a great group of people to celebrate with!

The entire wedding was beautiful! The ornate church with a cathedral ceiling, the gorgeous deep cranberry dresses, hand-written signs by Kathryn’s mom, and twinkle lights dancing across the golden details and stunning florals by Jasper & Prudence in the reception barn. Ah-mazing!! The night was concluded with everyone dancing the night away to the amazing band, Search Party.

Paul & Kathryn, you are the best!! We had such a blast photographing your wedding day and celebrating with your family and friends. Wishing you both many years of happiness, laughter, and adventure!

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Venue: The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Getting Ready Location: Dewberry Cottage at The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Dress: Martina Liana from Wedding Atelier
Hair & Makeup: Five Elements Salon & Day Spa
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Ceremony Location: St. Peter’s Church, Rutland, VT
Ceremony Time: 5PM
Florist: Jasper & Prudence Floral and Events
Videographer: Joel Boucher from Boucher Visuals
Photography: AbiElaine Photography
Coordinator: Chelsea Howe from The Mountain Top Inn & Resort
Band: Search Party
Linens: The Linen Shop
Photo Booth: Andy Duback from Duback Photography

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