26 Aug

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

We sure love a southern California inspiration shoot around here—especially when it involves a sweet vintage VW van. That’s obvious, you say? When you see the rest of these photos by Hailley Howard in this spread by Cargo Creative you’ll so get it. Based on a couple of free spirits fulfilling their wanderlust in Laguna Beach, they look like everything you’d want to feel on your wedding day: relaxed, in love, and so very happy.

Hailley + Shannon wanted to design a roadtrip elopement that would inspire the wanderlust spirit in all of us, and they’re oh so convincing.

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Looking dapper in Topshop + Apolis!

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Shannon went with a simple bouquet, crown, and minimal props in order to keep the story realistic and focus on the couple’s free-spirited, bohemian lifestyle. She says, I played up the brown, deep orange and mustard colors of the van contrasted with navy and some berry and blush tones.

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

They really scored with a friends’ 60s van for the occasion.

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Shannon of Cargo Creative says, From the ceremony beneath a gnarled tree, to the dry desert-like canyon, the ivy-overgrown tunnel, and sunset on the beach, we shot at a variety of locations to create the story of their road trip romance.

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Quite the cozy little spot on the beach, we think.

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Southern California road trip elopement | Photo by Hailley Howard | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77465

Kudos to the team below for inspiring us today…

Photographer: Hailley Howard / Location: Private Emerald Bay beach in Laguna Beach, CA / Florist & Styling: Cargo Creative / Wardrobe Styling: Marnika Weiss / Hair & Makeup: Syndey Creates / Dress: Michelle Mason / Crown: Amaroq / Groom’s Suit: Topshop / Groom’s Tie: Apolis

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Comments

  1. Beautiful pictures! Where is the man’s shirt from?

  2. WOW! This Looks awesome I love to do something different like you did and thanks for sharing with us.

  3. Nice pics Great wedding celebration.

  4. Wow! Perfection! Gorgeous shoot and couple! Amazing pictures!!

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  6. Carlie, the men’s shirt is from Seven Diamonds!

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