November 1, 2022

Elegant Garden Party Wedding at Shepherd’s Run | Elena and Sara


Omg, where do I even begin with these two? Elena and Sara’s elegant garden party wedding at Shepherd’s Run was a dream come true.

Having only met them once before the big day, I feel a disproportionate amount of love for these two! (Although the first time we met, we went for a 25 mile bike ride in 100 degree heat, so that was a pretty good way to bond quickly lol).

Elena and Sara are two of the most captivating people I’ve ever met. They are so full of joy and compassion, so eager to learn everything about you, and so willing to open up their lives in turn. They immediately made me and Max feel not only like friends, but like family.

French-inspired Garden Party at Shepherd’s Run

Shepherd’s Run was the perfect backdrop for Elena and Sara’s elegant garden party wedding to take place. The venue is a french Romanesque-inspired chateau turned vineyard, with preserved history around every corner. Located in South Kingstown, it’s a dream spot for anyone looking for a European-inspired wedding venue in the northeast. To read more about Shepherd’s Run and other European-inspired wedding venues in New England, check out some of my personal recommendations, here.

Elena and Sara’s Story

Sara and Elena met at an Orange Theory in Rhode Island and immediately hit it off. They fell in love and the rest is history. They’ve been inseparable ever since and have a sweet dog together, named Mateo!

On their wedding day, Elena and Sara truly outdid themselves with their custom ivory outfits by Lovebird Bridal and Justin Alexander. Their florals totally fit their elegant garden party wedding vibe with a palette of pale blues and peachy yellows. They also each incorporated sentimental details like Sara’s necklace made with the diamond from her grandmother’s engagement ring.

Surrounded by family, friends, and their co-ed bridal parties, they exchanged I do’s under the chuppah in the enclosed garden. With sweet personal touches playfully intertwined into their garden party wedding at Shepherd’s Run, (like Elena’s margaritas and Sara’s spiked Dell’s Lemonade during cocktail hour) no detail was overlooked. Sara and Elena truly just had the biggest smiles on their faces throughout the day. From their double-first-look to their energetic dance floor, they looked like the happiest people in the world.

How their Elegant Garden Party Wedding felt

I’m not exaggerating when I say that Elena and Sara’s wedding day was overflowing with love. Sometimes I tear up during couples’ vows, or occasionally during a sweet reception toast. But, at this wedding, I had already cried like three times before the ceremony even started.

It was beautiful to witness Sara and Elena’s people being so forthcoming with their affection for the couple. Everyone was smiling and crying and giving hugs and kisses all day. The sheer amount of joy was overwhelming and I feel so lucky to have been part of it.

This was one of those weddings I know I’ll cherish forever.

Planning a Garden Party Wedding in New England?

If you’re hoping for an intimate, joy-filled wedding, you’re in the right place. To have all of your moments captured in an candid, meaningful way, you can connect with me here! To explore more intimate wedding venues in New England, I rounded up some favorites in a recent blog, here!

Venue: @shepherdsrun
Florals: @greenlionri
Catering: @blackstoneri
Videography: @lukedent @favoriteholidaymedia
Entertainment: @ripcordmusic
Hair & makeup: @ello_pretty
Invitations: @wideeyespaperco
Brides’ outfits: @lovebird_bridalshop @justinalexander @demelisatelier @andriabird

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