Sarah, granddaughter of RFK and Ethel, of the iconic Kennedy family, married Jam Sulahry, a current student at Harvard Business School on Saturday.
The pair sealed their vows at the historic Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, with the ceremony and cocktail hour held at the RFK House, named after her grandfather. The reception was then hosted at the JFK House, named after her great uncle, John F. Kennedy.
“We chose to host our wedding weekend events at the Kennedy Compound and surrounding family homes because of how special it is to us as a backdrop to our lives,” Sarah, the daughter of Chris Kennedy, tells PEOPLE. “It is where we have celebrated the great times and come together in heartbreaking times. It truly feels like coming home.”
The Kennedy Compound is an inseparable part of the Kennedy legend and mystique. Famous for being the summer home of the Kennedy family, the compound consists of three houses on six acres of waterfront property on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The main house, known as the Kennedy mansion, was purchased by Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., the patriarch of the family, in 1928. It was here that he raised his nine children, including John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, Robert F. Kennedy, a senator and presidential candidate, and Ted Kennedy, a long-serving senator.
The compound was also the site of many important events and gatherings. Indeed, history was made here while John F. Kennedy was president as he hosted meetings with important global leaders as well as family weddings, and media interviews. It has become a symbol of the Kennedy legacy and their glamorous yet tragic lives. It is now a National Historic Landmark and a popular tourist attraction.
While their large celebration just happened this weekend, the pair was actually legally wed on June 17, 2022, in a small Pakistani ceremony called a Nikah. That date was an affectionate nod to the 72nd anniversary of Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy’s wedding date.
While much of the wedding focused on honoring the Kennedy legacy, with the couple even taking their engagement photos on JFK’s sailboat, the newlyweds also incorporated Sulahry’s Pakistani heritage into the special day. This included a traditionally Mehndi on the evening before the wedding, with “choreographed Bollywood-style dances, henna tattoos, Pakistani desserts, and traditional Pakistani and Indian music.”
That fusion of cultures even seeped into the ceremony’s color palette, with the bride and groom choosing pinks and oranges “inspired by the beautiful surroundings of the Cape Cod coast, Sulahry’s Pakistani culture, [our] love for the water, and the natural gardens and landscape of the Kennedy Compound.”
Not surprisingly heirlooms played a significant role in the celebration. Amidst the historic backdrop, Sarah and Sulahry toasted their union with “Loving Cups,” aka the champagne flutes present at Sarah’s grandparents Robert F. and Ethel Kennedy’s wedding in 1954.
Sarah and Sulahry plan to honeymoon in Greece and Italy, where they look forward to “hiking and more adventure.”