Sara + Shaun

How did you meet?

We met 10 years ago in Barcelona while on a study abroad trip. We had lived next door to each other the prior year in college, and never met! It took traveling to Spain for us to meet, for a friendship, and eventually fall in love!

When did you know they were the one?

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment, but our relationship grew stronger and stronger over the years, as we each went through some of life’s most important moments – some wonderful, some trying, some literally life changing. I knew Shaun was becoming my partner in life, not just my significant other.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

Fiercely loyal
Family oriented

Who proposed and how?

Shaun proposed on the dock of our friend’s beautiful New Hampshire lake house. It was the most perfect setting, with our two best friends by our sides celebrating with us.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I didn’t expect to fall in love with Harlow. I had always seen myself in something very simple and classic, but the moment I put the dress on, I knew it was made for me! Not only did I feel insanely beautiful, but I felt it expressed a lot of who I am. Intricate details that you don’t immediately notice, that make it surprising, a subtle shimmer, and a whimsical, exciting feeling. I instantly fell IN LOVE, and knew it was the only dress for me.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

The ceremony was so special. My younger brother officiated and did the most beautiful job. And Shaun’s vows were more than I could have ever dreamed.

The ceremony, and the dance floor!!! 😉

What were your favourite details? 

The beautiful pops of color in the flowers and our decor. We had a mix of rustic farmhouse/boho vibes with neutrals, greens, and pops of peach. It was so beautiful on a summer day.

What advice would you tell other brides?

Be in the moment. Your wedding will fly by! Take quiet moments to take it all in and truly experience it. It’s easy to get swept up in having to talk to everyone, remember this is YOUR day for you and your loved ones. Make it yours.

Any standout vendors?

Mario Oliveto Photography…. Simply amazing
Olive & Shae (planning and catering)
DJs Available
Florals by Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm (our venue…. The most perfect place)




Mario Oliveto Photography


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