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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26 Aug

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Three things inspired this couple’s rad camp wedding: family, good friends, and nature. After choosing a woodsy, laidback theme, they knew right away that Jaclyn Simpson, a close friend, would photograph their big day. The bride is also owner of Fleur Chicago, the boutique and floral design studio responsible for all the lovely blooms below. Of the rest of the team behind this wedding, Kelly says, If you find vendors that you trust and adore, they’ll get the job done. Simple as that.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

As for the music, Kelly says, Dave wrote the music that I walked down the aisle to, and we danced to “Heroes” by David Bowie 

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Naturally, Kelly (and her team) handled the flowers, but these guys also painted the bean bag set for games, sewed table numbers, salvaged dinner plates, found vintage silverware, and made the “to” and “from” signs.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Yep… This is the place to be. On choosing a venue: We wished we could celebrate our wedding at Dave’s family cabin in Minnesota, but it was a bit too small and the distance too far. With Wandawega located in Wisconsin, it was a perfect combination to bring two sets of friends and family from MN and IL together. The scenery is breathtaking and the owners of Wandawega have so beautifully curated the property that you’re immediately lost in its charm and history.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Kelly’s big bouquet recipe: yellow + white peonies, poppies, bridal veil clematis, button scabiosa, lily of the valley, ranunculus, and foraged greenery from Wandawega.

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Are these the cutest little flags or what?

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

Camping themed wedding | Photo by Jaclyn Simpson Photography | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77418

An English garden mixed with camping treats? Mhm!

Congrats, Dave + Kelly!

Photographer: Jaclyn Simpson / Videographer: XO Pictures / Venue: Camp Wandawega / Day of Coordinator: Greatest Expectations / Fleur Chicago (owned by Bride) / Invitation Designer: Lily Red Studio / Hair & Makeup Artist: Nika Vaughan Bridal Artists / Sweets:  Truffle Truffle / Catering: Sherman’s Catering / Vintage Furniture:  Aged Rentals  / Lighting: Chicago Lighting Design / Bride’s Dress: J. Crew / Sandals: Sessun / Moccasins: Minnetonka / Lipstick: Chanel / Locket: Etsy with found four leaf clover / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Tie: J. Crew

 
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25 Aug

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

We always love it when a wedding brings multiple cultures into one epic celebration (Recall this Florida garden wedding with traditional Albanian elements?), so when Alison Events sent this one our way, we couldn’t wait to get it up on le blog. Rachel + Abhishek said “I do” with both an Indian Jain ceremony and a traditional Western ceremony.

They snagged photog Kate Webber to document the day and loved her laidback energy. Rachel says, When we looked at her website, she had a great collection of both candids and portraits that captured the unique and special moments of wedding celebrations. Her work was timeless, meaning you could look at her photos and they could be from many points of time or era. The evidence, below…

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Rachel’s Indian lehngas (dress) is from Sahil Boutique in Chicago + all the bangles in the bridal party are from India.

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

The historic Fairmont made an elegant venue for their “classic city” wedding. The Crown Room has 360 views of San Francisco… Sigh!

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

These two had one year to plan a wedding with two very different ceremonies. It got a little tricky planning a horse for the groom to ride in on… But it all came together beautifully!

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Ah, a bouquet with the biggest peonies around… Swoon.

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Such romantic florals from Natalie Bowen dotting the whole reception space.

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

Colorful San Francisco Indian wedding | Event design and planning Alison Events | Photos by Kate Webber | Read more - http://www.100layercake.com/blog/?p=77494

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Cheers!

Photographer: Kate Webber / Ceremony & Reception Venue & Catering: Fairmont Pavilion & Fairmont Crown Room / Event Coordinator: Alison Events / Florist: Natalie Bowen / Hair: The Red Chair Salon / Makeup: Lili from Artists by Sherrie Long / Invitations: Alexandra Rinde of The Aerialist Press / Cake: Inticing Creations / Rentals: Hartmann Studios, Frances Lane Vintage, Classic Party Rentals, One True Love / DJ: DJ Cams / Photobooth: The Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Horse: Hackney Horse / Bride’s Dresses: Oscar de la Renta from Marina Morrison in SF & Sahil Boutique in Chicago / Jewelry: Kate Spade / Wedding Rings: Smythe Jewelers in Baltimore, MD / Lipstick: Bobbi Brown / Groom’s Suit: Brooks Brothers / Shoes: Bruno Magli / Bridesmaids’ Sarees and Bangles: from India / Bridesmaids’ Ceremony Dresses: Joanna August / Groomsmen Suits: Jos A. Banks

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