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