December 1, 2021

Rachael & Carson’s Arlington, Vermont Wedding at West Mountain Inn

After postponing a year and having to find a new venue, the day finally arrived for Rachael and Carson’s Arlington, Vermont wedding at West Mountain Inn. We love Vermont so much, and it’s always so refreshing to photograph in the lush greenery there, especially when there are mountains to be seen in the distance.

I started the day with Rachael, and since Carson wanted to get ready privately, Joel documented the grounds and spent some time with Rachael’s dad.

After reading a note from Carson alone, Rachael’s mom joined her to help her into her wedding dress. Then, it was time for our first look of the day with Rachael’s bridesmaids. There was a nervous excitement in the air as we waited for Rachael’s father to arrive for the second first look of the day. Was the rain that kept threatening to fall going to start as soon as she stepped outside? While it did sprinkle a bit (we kept the emergency umbrellas handy), it quickly fizzled out, and the sun came out in full force by the ceremony.

The first look with Carson was full of laughs (and a few tears), then it was time to meet up with their adorable bulldog, Mabel, for some photos with her in her flower girl outfit. She even served as inspiration for one of their signature cocktails!

Honestly, the day felt like it flew by in the blink of an eye, which was a little sad after spending so much time chatting with Rachael leading up to the day. Here are some of our favorites from the day!

wedding portrait at Arlington, Vermont wedding

West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

wedding at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

bride reading card from groom at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride reading a card from the groom at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride's father at Arlington, Vermont wedding

makeup at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride hugging her mother at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bridesmaids reacting to bridt at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride peeking out window before ceremony at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride hugging her father at Arlington, Vermont wedding

father of the bride kissing her forehead at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride and her father laughing together

groom crying during first look at Arlington, Vermont wedding

happy bride and groom

bridal portrait at Arlington, Vermont wedding

portrait of groom at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride and groom with their bulldog at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bulldog in a flower girl dress

bride laughing with her sister at Arlington, Vermont wedding at West Mountain Inn

wedding ceremony at Arlington, Vermont wedding at West Mountain Inn

wedding ceremony at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bridesmaids crying during wedding ceremony

first kiss at Arlington, Vermont wedding

wedding recessional at Arlington, Vermont wedding

groom carrying bride into wedding reception at Arlington, Vermont wedding

first dance at Arlington, Vermont wedding

toasts at Arlington, Vermont wedding

bride and groom on chairs during the hora at Arlington, Vermont wedding

wedding guests dancing

bride on the dance floor

bride and groom outside wedding reception

Venue: West Mountain Inn

Officiant: Friend of the Couple

Photographers: Hailey & Joel Crabtree

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