Real New England Wedding: Emily Watson & Larry Brutti
September 13, 2008
West Harwich, Cape Cod
Apparently, ancient bards can still inspire love: Larry Brutti and Emily Watson met in a poetry class at Worcester’s College of the Holy Cross. But their courtship was based more on snacks than sonnets, says Emily, who now works for Ocean Spray. “He’d show up with the most ridiculous things to eat, like Oreos or spaghetti,” she says. Back-row giggles turned into a relationship when they realized they both adored Cape Cod—his family summered in Harwich and hers in Dennis—and five years later, Larry, who now owns a Cape-based landscape and construction company, popped the question. The two wanted a wedding that was as fun and unfussy as their first meeting, so the fete took place at Clancy’s Fish ‘n’ Chips in Dennisport. And instead of one big cake, the couple had several, including one filled with—what else?—Oreo cookies.
The green-and-white theme carried through to every detail, including the old-fashioned “candy bar.”
Striped invitations set the event’s preppy-casual tone.
Emily traveled to Hingham in search of her Nicole Miller gown. “I didn’t want anything too over-the-top and poofy,” she says. “This dress was really me.”
From left, Paper lanterns illuminated the wedding tent.
Larry’s best man, Dan, was his best pal in high school. They now work together on the Cape.
New England Gardens in South Harwich created Emily’s all-tulip bouquet.
“When the doors open and you see your wife dressed up for the first time, it’s pretty amazing,” Larry recalls. “You start to cry a little.”
“I didn’t care as much about what the cake looked like as what it tasted like,” says Emily. “I wanted buttercream.”
The pair exchanged vows at Holy Trinity Church in West Harwich.
Gown: Nicole Miller, Country Weddings
Bridesmaids: Priscilla of Boston
Menswear: Puritan Cape Cod
Flowers: New England Gardens
Jewelry: Barmakian Jewelers
Catering: Clancy’s Fish ‘n’ Chips
Music: Nuthin Fancy
Cake: Cape Cod Cakes