Congratulations Lauren and Matt!
Lauren and Matt were married at Matt’s family home in Hope Valley, RI
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!
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!”
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!
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.
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