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Lighthouse Wedding overlooking the Seven Sisters Cliffs | Haley & Keaton

Orange Sunrise at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography

My close friends Haley and Keaton celebrated their wedding at the Belle Tout Lighthouse, a lovely bed and breakfast on the southern coast of England. It overlooks the chalky Seven Sisters cliffs and sits close enough to the cliff side that it will soon erode away and need to be relocated. But for now, these two and a handful of loved ones were able to celebrate in a country that they hold close to their hearts.

Haley and Keaton found the Belle Tout Lighthouse by chance while searching for the best bed and breakfasts in the world. They have a deep love for England so the lighthouse just made sense. It had just enough rooms to comfortably house them, their rad parents, myself and a couple of influential friends. To say I’m honored to have been invited along is a total understatement. I’m incredibly grateful for the chance to celebrate my friends marriage and to have vacationed so intimately with them for the entire week. Most importantly though I’m just thrilled to see them married in a way that felt right for them.

The wedding itself was gorgeous. Gusty winds blew her friends gown as she radiantly stood before us all and married them. They recited their own vows and loved ones warmed their rings, wishing them luck and sending prayers their way. They ended the evening over fantastic food and drinks at a local pub before heading back to the lighthouse where we stayed up well past 2am telling stories about them.

Hey friends – you were an absolute dream. I can’t thank you enough for bringing me along to a gorgeous country and for allowing me to be among those who witnessed your marriage. Okay enough of me. Scroll on down and see all the love.

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Location: Belle Tout Lighthouse, Eastbourne, England
Photography: Elisha Braithwaite
Dress: Bhldn
Barber: Richard Haven
Floral: Grand Flowers & Gifts

Orange Sunrise at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Orange Sunrise at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Orange Sunrise at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Orange Sunrise at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle Tout Lighthouse Sunrise by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle Tout Lighthouse Map by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
View from Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Bed and Breakfast by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Traditional English Breakfast by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
English Bed and Breakfast by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle Tout Lighthouse view by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Seven Sisters Cliffs on Holga Film by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Boho Bhldn gown by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Minimalist Bridal Jewelry by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Bride Getting Ready at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Bride Getting Ready at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Bride Getting Ready at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Bride Getting Ready at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Bride Getting Ready at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
English Countryside by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photographt
Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photographt
Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photographt
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom at Richard Haven Barbershop by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom getting ready at Belle tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom getting ready at Belle tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Groom getting ready at Belle tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Wedding overlooking the English Channel by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Wedding overlooking the English Channel by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Small Elopement at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Small Elopement at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Small Elopement at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Small Elopement at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Small Elopement at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Small Elopement at Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Seven Sisters Cliffs by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle tout Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Belle tout Lighthouse Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Beachy Head Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Seven Sisters Cliffs Wedding by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding at Belle Tout Lighthouse by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography
Intimate Wedding Dinner at an English Pub by Elisha Braithwaite Photography

Torrie and Nick’s Maternity Portraits at Sutro Baths, San Franciscofamily

Last month we traveled to San Francisco, California to photograph our dear friends Torrie and Nick just a few weeks before their newborn baby arrives. I was only able to spend an evening with them and I came away from it feeling deeply inspired by the love they already have for their daughter. Pretty similarly to how their wedding day began, the first part of our time together was spent with them cuddled up together but this time in their Oakland home. They let me in on their thoughts of becoming new parents and spoke of their hopes and dreams of the kind of people they want to be for their daughter. They were excited and hopeful and these feelings were strongly felt by being near them.

After spending some time in their home they dressed up and ventured to the beach surrounding Sutro Baths in San Francisco, California. The weather was beautiful and the beach was less crowded than I’ve ever been able to experience it. Lucky for me they were up for crossing rocks to venture onto the beach and hike up through the trees to catch the prettiest evening light that shined off the water and through them.

Torrie and Nick – I truly can’t thank you enough for all the opportunities you’ve given Todd and I to be part of your lives. Being able to photograph your wedding celebration all the way to this moment of your little girl coming into this world has been an honor. We’ve learned to adore you both and the way you’ve inspired us with your love for each other and your family. Thank you so much my friends.

xo, elisha.

Photography: Elisha Braithwaite  |  Location: Sutro Baths, San Francisco, California  |  Dress: Free People  |  See their San Francisco City Hall wedding here

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Carla and Landon’s Intimate Wedding in Cancun, Mexicoelopement

An overwhelming sense of love and friendship comes over me when I think of Carla and Landon, especially after the time we spent with them in Cancun. This was both Todd and I’s first time in Mexico and my first time anywhere tropical. We were in town for a little less than 1.5 beautiful days and every single moment was amazing. If any of you are considering travel for your wedding/honeymoon, view on and grab some inspiration from these two.

The morning of their wedding Carla and Landon met us outside of their resort for sunrise engagements on the beach. Being from the west coats we aren’t used to seeing the sunrise on the ocean and it was such a neat thing to watch as we photographed. Shortly after taking these sunrise portraits they encouraged us to put down our cameras, grab some breakfast and snag a coupe of swimsuits from the gift shop for a day at the pool with them. This right here is what speaks volumes about the type of people Carla and Landon are. Here we are in Cancun with a million different ideas and potential photographs racing through our minds, yet they just wanted us to relax and enjoy ourselves with them. And in all honesty this was fairly difficult for us to do because we truly wanted candid portraits of them cuddled up on their beach chair or sipping fruity drinks. It was definitely a different experience for us and one we’ll never forget.

After relaxing poolside we went back to our rooms to freshen up before the ceremony. Carla and Landon helped one another get ready in their gorgeous glass room that overlooked the water. Then Landon made his way down to the beach where Carla would soon join his side. The ceremony was symbolic and beautiful. They laughed and cried together and even shared toasts and cake. The evening ended with them by one another’s side on the sandy beach just as it began.

Photography: Elisha Braithwaite and Todd West  |  Location: Secrets The Vine, Cancun, Mexico

 

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