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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

Alicia and Taylor’s Modern Outdoor Wedding at Yokayo Ranch, Ukiahwedding

Toward the end of summer we packed up to spend a full weekend in Ukiah, California with Alicia and Taylor and honestly they were some of our favorite people to meet and be around. Their celebration could have easily extended into a full week and everyone would have been thrilled to stick around with them. Not only are they incredible designers, makers and event planners, they also knew what was most important for their wedding other than the marriage aspect.

When planning our wedding day, Taylor and I focused most on guest experience and working to show our guests how grateful we were for their effort to come to our big day, their presence in our lives, and our hope for their continued support throughout our marriage.

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On Friday they hosted a welcome party inspired by the first time they met back in the 1st/2nd grade. Their class spent weeks preparing for a play called Bleezer’s Pizza Parlor, so they ordered a ton of pizza, transferred it to custom designed Bleezer’s Pizza Parlor boxes and screened the play for all of us to join in and watch their beginning. It was the perfect way to kick off a weekend celebrating them.

The next day was wedding time. Every little detail from the custom wood signage, maps, stationary, escort card wall, etc., was designed, welded, and hand created by them. The amount of detail they personally put into their wedding along with their impeccable taste was overwhelming in all good ways. They even went to the length of writing every guest a handwritten letter for their escort cards. Their wedding was a labor of love and together they gave loved ones an unforgettable experience.

Photography: Elisha Braithwaite & Todd West  |  Venue: Yokayo Ranch, Ukiah, California  |  Planning/Paper/Design/Details: Bespoke Aesthetics  |  Coordinator: Rachel Powell-Valensky with Yokayo Ranch  |  Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven  |  Bride’s shoes: Freda Salvador  |  Leather jacket: Bebe  |  Custom beading/lettering: Bespoke Aesthetics  |  Videographer: Jenn with Better Half Wedding Video

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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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