Beavertail State Park Seaside Elopement | Jamestown, Rhode Island


"The person you think of when you stand in front of the ocean. That's the person you're in love with."


Soft lace, delicate sea glass, cozy pillows to snuggle up on, and simple, coastal-inspired touches were the theme of Alyssa and Vladimir’s intimate elopement by the sea on a beautiful and breezy October day. 

A few weeks prior, I stumbled across a Facebook post that became the catalyst for my photographing this day. A Rhode Island photographer was organizing a ‘styled wedding shoot’ - designing and staging a pretend wedding with a real-life couple (who just celebrated their one year wedding anniversary). I saw her inspiration board and spoke with her about her vision, enamored with each image of flowing gowns, nautical details and a palette stolen from the sea. 

Of course, when this photographer offered up the opportunity for me to be a part of this photoshoot, I took the plunge without hesitation - no need to dip my toes in first. 

What followed was a road trip through four states of my beloved New England to reach the destination: a beautiful oceanside park known as Beavertail Lighthouse in Jamestown, Rhode Island. With a rocky coastline and swirling seas as my backdrop, I photographed Alyssa and Vladimir to my heart’s content and got a glimpse into their beautiful love story. My ocean loving soul was happy that day.

Enjoy a sampling of my photographs from this elopement by the sea, and all the elegant touches that made it so. Vendors from the day are tagged below. 

Calligrapher: Katie Kovacevic (sea glass)
Stationary: Sarah Del Castillo / The Simple Flourish, Hawaii
Flowers: Trader Joe's 
Cake: Silver Spoon Bakery
Decor: Exquisite Events Decor
Glassware: Anthropologie (Cranston, RI) 
Dress: Lucia Aguiar Bride
Jewelry: dee ruel Custom Jewelry
Hair & Make-Up: Erin Christine Prestileo / Hair By Erin Christine


Seacoast Maine & New Hampshire wedding photographer, Alanna Hogan Photography, is for the adventurous at heart and the wild with love. For intimate weddings, elopements and engagements across New England and beyond, you’ve come to the right place. Lose yourself in love and stay awhile, won’t you?