Equine Elopement

Hampden, Massachusetts



Photography | Krista Jean Photography | @kristajeanphotography

Venue | The Starting Gate at Greathouse | @the_starting_gate

Event Planner | Brehant Creations Events | @brehant_creations

Floral Designer | Earth Blossoms Inc | @earthblossomsflowers

Gown Salon | Julie Allen Bridals | @julieallenbridals

Men’s Attire | Generation Tux | @generationtux

Hair Stylist | Swept Away Bridal

Makeup Artist | Smudge Makeup

Invitation Designer | Whole Weddings | @wholeweddings

Calligraphy | TS Calligraphy

Calligraphy | Our Vows

Bakery | Curvy’s Cupcakes & Confections

From the Photographer

If you love horses, New England, summer weddings and gorgeous florals, this styled wedding shoot is sure to give you inspiration! This beautiful equestrian elopement took place at one of New England’s most breathtaking venues, The Starting Gate at Great Horse. Their outdoor ceremony location is on top of a hill that provides a beautiful overlook of the Massachusetts landscape. Earth in Blossoms did a beautiful job of decorating this space with gorgeous peach florals along with the beautiful peach floral necklace around the horses neck.


Each element to this styled shoot was well thought out by Krista, the photographer and Sarah, the event planner to reflect the equine and peach theme. The focus was to showcase local vendors with a unique talent. Whole Weddings provided beautiful stationary that went perfectly with our equine and natural approach. Their stationary is made with wildflower seed paper to give it another life and reduce any waste. Lawless Design created a beautiful wood swing that Earth Blossoms decked out in beautiful florals.


It has been my dream to photograph an equestrian themed shoot. When I found our model, Jordan, and learned that she owned a beautiful chestnut horse I knew that my dream of photographing a bride on a beautiful horse was about to come true! Pairing this chestnut horse with our model in the perfect boho bridal dress from Julie Allen made for the most breath taking images.