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Saltwater Farm Vineyard Wedding: Abby and Jackson


It was such a beautiful summer day at the Saltwater Farm Vineyard for Abby and Jackson’s wedding! Abby and her ladies all got ready in the upstairs room, making sure she looked just right for her First Look with Jackson.  The room overlooked the vineyard, not to mention the ladies were able to enjoy some celebration champagne on the patio beforehand. The vineyard created the most beautiful ambiance for a relaxing and fun place to host their lively group of close friends and family! Abby’s two sisters, her newly gained sister, and three best friends from High School, stood by her side the whole day. They all were part of the beautiful story of how Abby and Jackson met back at Westerly High School!

We even stopped by their old High School after the Ceremony to capture their love where it all began!!! The funny thing is, these two are so comfortable together, but apparently they barely talked to one another when they first liked one another and were super shy when they saw one another in person!!! Right after they would text each other instead (haha)!

It’s safe to say that these two definitely got over that and have been together for over 10 years now! All of their close loved ones were more than thrilled to see these two officially tie the knot and commit their lives to one another in marriage. They had their ceremony at the The Watch Hill Chapel in Westerly, RI, right across from the famous Ocean House. They both were born and raised in Westerly and absolutely love it there.  They love it soo much so, that they recently bought home to settle down there!

The day was ever so beautiful with SO MUCH EMOTION!!! Between the tight bond between her with her family, and just all of the fun they had with their close friends, tears were flowing everywhere! There were so many smiles from everyone ALL. DAY. LONG.!!!

When it came time for the Reception, back at the Vineyard, the speeches given by their siblings brought so many tears and laughs. Everyone did such an amazing job! And of course, for the rest of the night the dance floor was packed!!! They capped off the night with some yummy cake and everyone having their own favor of a Del’s lemonade cup filled up! What a celebration!!!

Such beautiful details!

Abby incorporated a sentimental aspect to her bouquet by tying a piece of material from her Grandfather who passed away.💕

The ribbons added to the bouquet created such a beautiful touch.

You can never go wrong with a personalized hanger for the Bride!!!

I absolutely love her choice of blue bridesmaids dresses.

The ladies enjoyed some wine out on the patio before getting dressed!

It was the best view overlooking the vineyard!

Then Abby’s mom surprised her out on the patio and it was the SWEETEST!

Then they all headed inside so Abby could get ready for her First Look!

I love how Abby had her two sisters, Brynne and Hannah, as her Maid of Honors.’ They truly did such an amazing job helping her every step of the way!

Such beautiful Bridesmaids!!!

So gorgeous!

Abby gave her mom the sweetest gift!

Abby did a First look with her dad and oh, the HAPPY TEARS!!

So sweet!

Just look how beautiful she is!!!

Abby, you are STUNNING!

It was then time for Abby and Jackson’s First Look!!!

I tucked him away in some limited shade on their sunny wedding day, but oh, was this so sweet!!!


Just look at these two!!!


So beautiful!

Everyone was eagerly waiting to see them together!!!!

The Bontempo family with their official new addition!

Abby and her bridesmaids looked UNBELIEVABLE!!!

Such beautiful flowers by Ladybug Florals!

Just look at these sisters! GORGEOUS!!!

Love this!!!

My absolute fav of Abby and her family!

Mr. Bontempo is THE BEST! You can’t not love him!!

And his socks are LIFE!

Westerly High best friends!

Then we hopped on the Trolley to head to the Chapel!

Everyone was eagerly waiting for her to walk down the aisle…

I can’t!! The sweetest!

The rings!

The best part of the whole ceremony!!!

Mr. and Mrs. Barber!!!

The Ocean House was right across the street!  It is so beautifullllll. You could literally see the joy on her face!

YASSS! The Hamilton family came through with the best signs!

Champagne to celebrate!!!

Then we headed off to take more portraits of the whole group and families!


Such a good-lookin crew!

OBSESSED with this picture!!

And of course the men needed to have at least one photo with their sunglasses on!

Impromptu hang on the steps turned into the cutest photo op.

Jackson with his beautiful mama!

It’s a sibling thing…

The beautiful Barber family!

Jackson and his men looking sharp!

I mean, we will just pretend this was their new home I talked about earlier!!!

The most beautiful place.

Then we popped into Westerly High to take these epic photos of them where it all began!!!


Then it was time to head back to the Salt Water Farm Vineyard for the cocktail hour and reception to start!!! As we arrived to the vineyard, Abby was greated with a bouquet of roses by the one and only SNOOP DOGG!!!

Abby’s sister did such an amazing job on the calligraphy for the details!

Beautiful flower boxes by Ladybug Flowers!

Such a cute touch having the Del’s lemonade cups filled and served as the favor at the end of the night!

So beautiful!!

I love how their loved ones in Heaven were still acknowledged at the ceremony and reception!

Snoop dogg’s flowers that he had sent to them were front and center!

Beautiful outdoor cocktail area!

Then it was time for the reception to begin… entering Mr. and Mrs. Barber!!!

Their first dance as Mr. and Mrs..

So sweet.

Then we went right into the blessing over the food, led by Mr. Bontempo, Abby’s father.

It was so sweet.

Then the speeches from the Maid of Honor and Best Man! Abby’s sister’s tag teamed and spoke going back and forth, it was so cute!

And there were tears… lots of tears!

Then Jackson’s brother made sure to acknowledge their sister since she was the one who kind of got the whole Abby and Jackson thing started!

And they all cheered for the final toast and well wishes for the happy couple!

Dinner was delicious and then they ended their meal with the CAKE CUTTING!

And I should have known Abby would have put some cake in his face!!!

It then became time for Jackson to dance with his mother for their special dance.

So, so sweet!

Then Abby danced with her father, it was adorable!

They of course shocked us all and went into a fun choreographed dance!!!

Ah, they are so cute!!!

Then everyone joined them on the dance floor and people stayed there till the end of the night!!!


YASS!!! He was so good!

This sibling duo stole the show!

Go Grandma, go!


It was a GOOD TIME!!!

Abby and Jackson,

Thank you sooooo much for letting be apart of your special day!!! I remember years ago seeing you both together at RIC in the dorms and I can’t believe y’all are now MARRIED! It was such a joy to be there and be apart of the fam. Everything about the day was simply beautiful and so true to you guys! I pray many blessings over your marriage and that you hold onto those vows that you promised to one another. I can’t wait to see how much more you grow together as ONE!

I hope you have the time of your lives on your HONEYMOON!!! We of course will talk and see each other again! I love you guys!!!!

Much joy,

Charity HOPE


Venue: Saltwater Farm Vineyard 

Florist-  Ladybug Designs

Hair and Makeup: Bella Vita Salon

Caterer- Coastal Gourmet

Videographer- Steve Levin

Special drinks: Del’s Lemonade Cart of Westerly, RI 

Transportation: Trolley

DJ: Wyllie Entertainment 

Organist at Chapel- Andrew

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