Elopement

What happens in Vegas... Gets Published!!!!

Three months ago I took a trip to Sin City, Las Vegas, to collaborate on a super fun, colourful styled photo shoot with a group of wedding vendors all flying down from Seattle. This was defintely my "adult" trip as we stayed off the strip in an AirBnB and bought GROCERIES!!! Seriously! I didn't stay out all night in my 4inch heels and make a pit stop before heading back to the hotel for a sandwich at Earl of Sandwich either. #Adulting 

Today, it's been PUBLISHED in 100 Layer Cake an online wedding blog. Check it out HERE.

It was a long 72hours but with an amazing team we managed to capture the essence of the famous Vegas elopement. I went with a smokey eye makeup and bolder lip colour to compliment the Las Vegas surroundings since it was an elopement style wedding. Anything traditional was out the door! 

Day 1 was at Fun City Motel, catching golden hour, when sunlight turns magical, or as Urban Dictionary describes it as "The time between 5:30-6:00 eastern time when lightskins take bomb as f*ck pictures" (Thank you for the definition) The photos defintely were bomb as f*ck pictures! 

 

Day 2 was a very, very early start (4:30am) as we needed to get to Seven Magic Mountains before we start sweating in the desert heat. And before it gets too busy from other tourists to shoot. If you haven't been to Seven Magic Mountains, I highly suggest you check it out, it's only 30min south of the Las Vegas strip. 

After the day is done we CELEBRATE!! Making our way to the Vegas strip to go eat at Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris Hotel for their famous Steak Frites and of course, we must have wine. This was by far the most fun, most intense work trip I've been on and I can't wait to do it all over again in October with these Fab 4!!

 Carley, Shyn, Amber H, Amber M, (random guy photo bombing us), and ME   

Carley, Shyn, Amber H, Amber M, (random guy photo bombing us), and ME

 

Vendors:

Photography: Carley Jayne Photography  

Event Planning and Design: Rock & Stone Weddings

MakeUp: LiSun Goh

Hair: Pacific Brides

Cake: Sift & Gather  

Dress: Daughters of Simone

Groom’s attire: ASOS

Florals: Elite Floral Events

Stationery: Love Fern Design

Signage: Bespoke Tacoma (instagram) @bespoke.tacoma

Rentals: RSVP Party Rentals

Road Trip to Cape Kiwanda

 The rain stopped just as we got to Cape Kiwanda. 

The rain stopped just as we got to Cape Kiwanda. 

A couple weeks ago I went on a little (5hr drive) road trip down to Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon with Erika Hernandez, the owner of The Greatest Adventure Wedding & Elopements . The weather was a typical Pacific Northwest rain. Rain that would not stop for days. 

As we reached our final destination in Cape Kiwanda, the clouds started to break and the sun was trying its hardest to come out. The Oregon Coast is beautiful. Cape Kiwanda has a giant sand dune that you can climb up and explore the top where you can see the big cliffs and crashing waves. This beach is also one of the only beaches that you can drive your vehicle out onto the sand!

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We checked into Hart's Camp, a newly opened vintage and modern airstream camp site just one block away from Cape Kiwanda.  It is the ultimate luxury glamping experience! Let me tell you, this airstream campsite was the cutest campsite I had ever seen! There were fat black bunnies all over the place, happily hopping around the campsites and an outdoor rainfall shower with a vertical succulent and fern garden. If it wasn’t 7˚C (45˚F) rainy and wet, I would have tried the outdoor shower. 

 Hart's Camp airstream campsite is the cutest campsite I've ever seen. That's Erika!!

Hart's Camp airstream campsite is the cutest campsite I've ever seen. That's Erika!!

 Outdoor rainfall shower with vertical garden at Hart's Camp

Outdoor rainfall shower with vertical garden at Hart's Camp

 So many fat bunnies around the campsite

So many fat bunnies around the campsite

As a makeup artist you never know where you will be getting ready and having the proper equipment is crucial. I never leave home without The Makeup Light and on this trip it served as my light for getting Paean ready as well as lighting up our airstream when the sun went down. Bonus!!

Gabi and Brandon Fox, an awesome wife and husband photography duo, of The Foxes Photography, shot this inspired elopement. Our luck ran out as soon as we walked over to the beach. The sun slid back behind the clouds and it started raining again! Our couple, Paean and Nick, embraced the weather and had fun outside. Who doesn’t love playing outside in the rain? Ok, maybe not in a wedding dress.

 Elopement on Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon 

Elopement on Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, Oregon 

 Post wedding bubbles are a must

Post wedding bubbles are a must

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