Elopements are the stuff of fearless hearts. They revel in simplicity, they define little exuberance, and they ask a couple to get down to the bare bits of what a celebration of their love should be. Its a refreshingly unfettered answer to a society of excess: all I need, my love, is you.
From the photographer, Live View Studios:
“Theirs was a love affair that rivaled that of the ocean and shore—the kind that loves in gentle waves and risen tides, the kind that returns in ceaseless affection no matter how many times it’s sent away. Theirs was a love that delighted in the sinking moons and bursting suns of days passed in one another’s company, one that could be felt in every coast and corner of existence. He didn’t need complex, just sand and sea and she. And so, with the ocean providing its gentle applause, they eloped with clouded skies and hearts full to bursting: the ocean and the shoreline made one.”
photography: Live View Studios / event: The Film Gathering / styling: Michelle Wright Events / hair & makeup: Michelle Clark / florals: Cotton Social / paper goods: Alley & Co. / ring: Trumpet & Horn / dress boutique: Gilded Bridal / dress designer: Ivy & Aster / veil & hairpiece: Melinda Rose Design / earrings & necklace: Lindsay Marie Design / mens suit: Billy Reid / ribbon: Hanah Silk / models: Jarrett and Kellie Miller / captured on Portra 400 film