Laguna Beach Elopement

This incredibly beautiful and well-styled elopement in Laguna Beach, CA was such a dream to be a part of.  Kasey is not only a good friend, but a super talented and creative wedding stylist and planner that I've previously worked with on a number of weddings and editorial shoots.  Cam is a very talented chef and it was so fun cooking with him and learning some new tricks and recipes while I stayed with them in Laguna.  Kasey and Cam grew up in the same town in Northern Michigan but re-connected years later on a dating app.  They live in Walla Walla, WA but decided to elope in Laguna Beach, CA where Kasey's family has a vacation home.

We had the best time scouting, cooking a taco feast, shredding carrots for the wedding cake Cam made, and styling beautiful vignettes to make their intimate and private wedding day truly unique.  Top of the World Park provided the perfect backdrop for their ceremony and Table Rock was perfect for some moodier portraits at the end of the day.  My favorite detail has to be Kasey's cape, which was designed by Laurie Haluska, who also did the costumes for Return of the Jedi.

Their beautiful Laguna Beach elopement was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.  

Custom Calligraphy Invitation Suite by Julia Rohde Designs - photo by Kat Braman

Custom Calligraphy Invitation Suite by Julia Rohde Designs - photo by Kat Braman

Custom designed rings from Ring Finger Studio - photo by Kat Braman

Custom designed rings from Ring Finger Studio - photo by Kat Braman

Wedding Vow Book from Blue Sky Papers and Gold Calligraphy by Julia Rohde Designs - photo by Kat Braman

Wedding Vow Book from Blue Sky Papers and Gold Calligraphy by Julia Rohde Designs - photo by Kat Braman

Planning and Florals by Kasey D Weddings - photos by Kat Braman

Planning and Florals by Kasey D Weddings - photos by Kat Braman

Hair and Makeup by Juanita - photo by Kat Braman

Hair and Makeup by Juanita - photo by Kat Braman

Semi Naked Carrot Cake Baked and Decorated by the groom - photos by Kat Braman

Semi Naked Carrot Cake Baked and Decorated by the groom - photos by Kat Braman

Gold calligraphy with deckled edging by Julia Rohde Designs - photo by Kat Braman

Gold calligraphy with deckled edging by Julia Rohde Designs - photo by Kat Braman

Bride's Hairpiece from Davie & Chiyo - photo by Kat Braman

Bride's Hairpiece from Davie & Chiyo - photo by Kat Braman

Private Elopement Ceremony at Top of the World Park in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Private Elopement Ceremony at Top of the World Park in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Hellebore Boutonniere by Kasey D Weddings  - photos by Kat Braman

Hellebore Boutonniere by Kasey D Weddings  - photos by Kat Braman

Bride's Bouquet featuring Ranunculous, Hellebores and Garden Roses by Kasey D Weddings - photo by Kat Braman

Bride's Bouquet featuring Ranunculous, Hellebores and Garden Roses by Kasey D Weddings - photo by Kat Braman

California Elopement at Top of the World Park in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman

California Elopement at Top of the World Park in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Wedding Cape designed by Laurie Haluska of Laila Bridal Studio - photo by Kat Braman

Wedding Cape designed by Laurie Haluska of Laila Bridal Studio - photo by Kat Braman

Laguna Beach Elopement - photo by Kat Braman
Top of the World Park Elopement - photo by Kat Braman
Mountaintop Elopement in Laguna Beach, CA - photo by Kat Braman
Styled California Elopement featured on Martha Stewart Weddings - photos by Kat Braman
Laguna Beach Elopement at Top of the World Park - photo by Kat Braman
Laguna Beach Elopement at Top of the World Park - photo by Kat Braman
Laguna Beach Elopement at Top of the World Park - photo by Kat Braman
Custom Designed Cape by Laurie Haluska, Bouquet by Kasey D Weddings - photo by Kat Braman

Custom Designed Cape by Laurie Haluska, Bouquet by Kasey D Weddings - photo by Kat Braman

Laguna Beach Elopement at Top of the World Park featured on Martha Stewart Weddings - photo by Kat Braman
Wedding Cape by Laurie Haluska of Laila Bridal Studio - photo by Kat Braman

Wedding Cape by Laurie Haluska of Laila Bridal Studio - photo by Kat Braman

Bridal Bouquet with Hellebores, Ranunculous and Garden Roses by Kasey D Weddings - photos by Kat Braman

Bridal Bouquet with Hellebores, Ranunculous and Garden Roses by Kasey D Weddings - photos by Kat Braman

Wedding Day Portraits at Table Top Rock in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Wedding Day Portraits at Table Top Rock in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Bridal Portraits at Table Top Rock in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman
Elopement Portraits at Table Top Rock in Laguna Beach - photos by Kat Braman
Elopement Portraits at Table Top Rock in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman
Oysters with Mignonette for Wedding Elopement Meal in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman
Oysters with Mignonette and Rose for Wedding Elopement Meal in Laguna Beach - photo by Kat Braman
Semi-Naked Carrot Cake baked by the groom, Florals by Kasey D Weddings, Cake Server from Taudrey - photo by Kat Braman

Semi-Naked Carrot Cake baked by the groom, Florals by Kasey D Weddings, Cake Server from Taudrey - photo by Kat Braman

Edible Flower Ice Cubes for Wedding Cocktail, Forks by Taudrey - photos by Kat Braman

Edible Flower Ice Cubes for Wedding Cocktail, Forks by Taudrey - photos by Kat Braman

Personalized Wedding Cake Server from Taudrey, Jacket by Hugo Boss - photos by Kat Braman

Personalized Wedding Cake Server from Taudrey, Jacket by Hugo Boss - photos by Kat Braman

Hugo Boss Blue Hayford Slim-Fit Satin-Trimmed Velvet Tuxedo Jacket - photo by Kat Braman

Hugo Boss Blue Hayford Slim-Fit Satin-Trimmed Velvet Tuxedo Jacket - photo by Kat Braman

Classic VW Bug Convertible Getaway Car - photo by Kat Braman
Just Married Banner from Nana Party Simplified, Tassel Garland from GenWoo - photo by Kat Braman

Just Married Banner from Nana Party Simplified, Tassel Garland from GenWoo - photo by Kat Braman

Location, Top of the World

Film Developing and ScanningState Film Lab

Event Planning and Flowers, Kasey D Weddings

Calligraphy, Julia Rohde Designs

Bride's gown, J.Crew

Bride's accessories, Davie & Chiyo (hairpiece); Laurie Haluska of Laila Bridal Studio(cape); Sam Edelman (shoes)

Hair and Makeup, Juanita

Groom's jacket, Hugo Boss

Forks and Cake server, Taudrey        

Hangers, McClaren Made

"Just Married" banner, Nana Party Simplified

Tassel garland, GenWoo

Vow keepsake book, Blue Sky Papers

Miami Destination Wedding at The Deering Estate

Laura and Carlos hosted a stylish and fun destination wedding at one of my favorite Miami wedding venues, The Deering Estate.  When they initially started thinking about their wedding day they knew they wanted a beautiful outdoor ceremony and a big "fancy-dress" dinner party with delicious food, free flowing wine, and all night dancing.  With the help of their fabulous wedding planners, Jessica and Michael of Masi Events, that's exactly what they got.  Laura got ready at The Edition on South Beach, which provided a great backdrop for the ladies getting ready and enjoying a pre-ceremony toast. Simply put, it was a perfect day.  You can see more details about this Miami Destination Wedding on Style Me Pretty.  (see a full list of the talented vendors below the photos)

Custom designed wedding invitation suite from Paperless Post - photo by Kat Braman
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Vendor Dream Team:  Photography: Kat Braman | Event Coordination: Masi Events | Event Planning : Masi Events | Florals + Design: Julia Rohde Designs | Wedding Dress: J. Mendel | Wedding Cake: Earth And Sugar | Rentals: Unearthed Vintage | Invitations: Paperless Post | Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Rings: Vale Jewelry | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Shakuhachi | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Self Portrait Studio - Azaelea Red Dress | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Elie Tahari | Catering: Thierry Isambert Culinary + Event Design | Hair and Makeup: Carolyn Jones Makeup | Lighting: Illumene | DJ: Jarrell Entertainment | Favors: Catalina's Bake Shop | Groom's Attire: Seize Sur Vingt | Venue: Deering Estate | Bridal Shop: Bergdorf Goodman | Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Musician: Chad Bernstein | Film Processing: State Film Lab | Getting Ready: The Edition Miami Beach | Veil: Tia Mazza

Organic Estancia Culinaria Wedding

Inspired by their venue, Estancia Culinaria, a working avocado farm in Homestead, Leiana and Jason had a relaxed and effortless wedding day.  Alore Events did a beautiful job pulling all of their design elements together and directing a flawless, yet fun and laid-back vibe.  Their First Look in the avocado grove was emotional and touching, and there wasn't a dry eye (mine included) during their ceremony.  The reception featured a full dance floor with dinner provided by two food trucks serving tacos and grilled cheese sandwiches. Their day was featured on Snippet and Ink.  Head over to read more about their inspiration and favorite parts of the day.

Photography: KAT BRAMAN / Venue: ESTANCIA CULINARIA in Homestead, Florida / Officiant: CEREMONIES WITH CYNTHIA / Event Planning & Design: ALORE EVENTS / Floral Design: FLOWERS FROM THE RAINFOREST / Bride’s Dress: THE DRESS THEORY / Bride’s Shoes: NORDSTROM / Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridesmaids’ own / Groom’s Suit: BONOBOS / Hair, Makeup: CELINA BEACH / Rentals: UNEARTHED VINTAGE / Catering: POBLANO’S MEXICAN FUSION / Catering: MS. CHEEZIOUS / Catering: MENA CATERING / Cake: SINFUL SWEETS BY ROSY / Reception Music: SARZ ENTERTAINMENT / Stationery: RIFLE PAPER CO

Palm Beach Wedding at the Flagler Museum

The Flagler Museum is one of Palm Beach's most historic wedding venues and was the perfect backdrop for Isabel and Elliot's elegantly stylish destination wedding.  The day was flawlessly executed by one of my favorite planners, Posh Parties, with a dream team of vendors (scroll down for a complete list).  Isabel and Elliot had a sweet "First Look" moment at the Society of the Four Arts before making their way to Flagler Museum in a vintage red convertible. We're excited to have their beautiful day featured in the Fall 2016 Issue of Inside Weddings.  On newsstands now!

Letterpress Wedding Invitations for Palm Beach Wedding - photo by Kat BramanCharlotte Olympia Wedding Clutch - photo by Kat BramanBride getting ready for Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanBride getting ready for Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanBride heading to Palm Beach Wedding in red vintage convertible - photo by Kat BramanBride heading to Palm Beach Wedding in red vintage convertible - photo by Kat BramanFirst Look at Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanFirst Look at Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanBride and Groom Portraits at Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanIsabel Solmonson in Reem Acra at Society of Four Arts in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanBride and Bridesmaids wearing Jenny Packham in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanBridesmaid wearing Jenny Packham in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanWedding Party in Metallics in Palm Beach - Photo by Kat BramanWedding Party in Jenny Packham Metallics in Palm Beach - Photo by Kat BramanIsabel Solmonson and Elliot Cohen at Palm Beach Wedding - photo by Kat BramanBride and Groom arriving at Flagler Museum in vintage red convertible - photo by Kat BramanBride and Groom at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding at Flagler Museum's Train Room in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanKetubah Signing at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanKetubah Signing at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding Ceremony at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding Ceremony at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding Ceremony at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding Ceremony at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding Ceremony at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanJewish Wedding Ceremony at Flagler Museum in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanGold and Cream Flagler Museum Wedding Reception - photo by Kat BramanGold Earth and Sugar Cake at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanGold and Cream Palm Beach Wedding Reception - photo by Kat BramanGold and Cream Palm Beach Wedding Reception - photo by Kat BramanIsabel Solmonson and Elliot Cohen Wedding at Flagler Museum - photo by Kat BramanFirst Dance at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanFlagler Museum Wedding Reception in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanHora Flagler Museum Wedding Reception in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanHora Flagler Museum Wedding Reception in Palm Beach - photo by Kat BramanDJ Adam Lipson Dance Party at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanDJ Adam Lipson Dance Party at Flagler Museum Wedding - photo by Kat BramanDJ Adam Lipson Dance Party at Palm Beach Wedding - photo by Kat BramanDJ Adam Lipson Dance Party at Palm Beach Wedding - photo by Kat BramanBride and Groom Exit at Flagler Museum Wedding in Palm Beach - photo by Kat Braman

Their Dream Team of Vendors:

Photography: Kat Braman

Planning/Event Design: Posh Parties

Venue: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum

Cinematography: Cabana Pictures

Floral and Lighting Design: Xquisite Events

Bride's Dress: Reem Acra

Headpiece/Hair Accessories: Jenny Packham

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Miu Miu, Prada

Bride's Clutch: Charlotte Olympia

Veil: Saks Fifth Avenue

Bridesmaid Gowns: Jenny Packham

Mother's Gowns: Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier

Beauty: Thai Le and Tara Trail for John Barrett Salon

Cake: Earth and Sugar

Catering: A Joy Wallace

Entertainment: DJ Adam Lipson, Encore Chamber Players

Calligraphy: Carla Hagan Designs, Glorie Austern for The Calligraphy Company

Invitations: Paperless Post

Rentals: AFR Event Furnishings, Atlas Party Rental

Photo Booth: Capture Pod

Shot on Kodak Portra 400, Ilford 3200, Kodak Tri-x 400 and Cinestill films.