Congratulations Lauren and Matthew!

Featured Wedding (near) Westerly, RI by Janet Gerbutavich Photography

Congratulations Lauren and Matt!


Lauren and Matt were married at Matt’s family home in Hope Valley, RI

Lauren and Matthew

Featured Photography courtesy of  Janet Gerbutavich Photography

Lauren and Matt’s wedding day had so many unique and inspiring handmade and heartfelt details that, although it did not take place in Westerly, RI, we felt this love story must be shared because of it’s natural beauty and true romance, and also to serve as a reminder that no matter where you “tie the knot” from a grand Cathedral to the backyard of your family home, with vision, imagination and planning, you can have an amazingly beautiful wedding celebration anywhere your heart desires! 



A Beautiful Backyard Wedding


This beautiful day started off with the Bride and Groom getting a First Look at each other, followed by a playful and romantic photo session at the nearby Buttonwood Farm Ice Cream Stand in Voluntown, CT. From the photographer Janet Gerbutavich, “I nearly fell over when Lauren turned around from the Ice Cream counter and held in her hand a cone filled with Blue Ice Cream!!! Who does that?” … “It was the warmest part of the day, and it was her wedding day, yet there she was, dressed in white…holding a cone chock full of blue ice cream!”


First Looks and First Licks


After enjoying their favorite local ice cream, it was off to the ceremony at the Groom’s family home, to celebrate this special occasion with the ones they love, their family and good friends! Here, the Bride’s father gets a first look at his beautiful daughter on her wedding day and proudly walks her down the aisle!


A Father's First Look



From the handmade signs, and aisle of feathers (including paper feathers cut from handwritten love letters between the bride and groom during their courtship), to a wooden arbor made by the Groom and decorated by his mother, every element of this wedding was a unique and perfect reflection of Lauren and Matt, and the deep love that they share.


Showering the Bride and Groom with Love


Click on any of the images below to enjoy more inspiring photos from this beautiful wedding!



Ceremony & Reception Site: LaPlume Family Home Hope Valley, RI
Wedding Photo Location: Buttonwood Farm, Voluntown, CT
Wedding Dress: Bridal Garden, East Greenwich, RI
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Hair: Puebla Liberato
Florist: Tussie Mussie Wedding Flowers
Photographer: Janet Gerbutavich Photography
Ceremony Music: Matthew Kearns
Officiant: Say I Do by Barbara
Cake: Creative Cakes by Tricia
Caterer: B&M Catering
DJ: Roy Gorman
Tent, Dance Floor and Tables: ABC Rent-A-Tent
Reception Chairs: Rhode Island Rentals
Ceremony Benches: Liberty Rentals
Port-A-Potties: Hallman’s Portables


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