Coastal Harley Elopement

Grapevine, Texas



Photography | Tabatha O’Brien Photography | @tabathaobrien

Venue | Rockledge Park

Hair Stylist | Leslie Barajas | @hairbylesliebarajas

Makeup Artist | Crystal Zarazua | @crisjennmakeup

Gown Salon | Birdie Bridal | @birdiebridalfw

Floral Designer | Luna Moth Flowers | @lunamothflowers

Leather Jacket/Calligraphy | Words Made Semple | @wordsmadesemple

Bride and Groom | Carrie and Brian Miller | @grownuprunaways

Styled Shoot Creative Director | PJ Williams | @pjwilliamsphotography

Cinematography | Shawn Yang Films | @shawnyangfilms

Carrie and Brian eloped back in 2013 but didn’t have any pics to share from the day. After eloping they packed up like gypsies for a long term road trip across the US in their Airstream camper with their three dogs! They make a living from work-camping in each area they stay in. Their next destination is New York.


Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

Love and adventure was our theme! Contrast played a big role, too. I wanted a soft, flowy dress with a leather jacket to match our style more. Florals draped from the back of the motorcycle to add a rugged glam.


Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

Our decorations were simple, yet, intentional. The coastline is our happy place; water is where we thrive. The Harley has been a staple in our life from slow coastline Sunday drives to runaway impulse adventures. We feel at home, together, taking in the coastline with the wind in our faces.


What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

The florals were everything! The florals dripped with romance and texture and softened the edges of our whole theme. Succulents were added to represent our southern roots. The rest of the florals were added for texture and pops of color.

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

The dreamiest part of our little wedding day was the intimacy on the water. We were in our own little world surrounded by the waves and wrapped in the wind, together. My customized leather jacket shouting to the world “we eloped” was the perfect touch of hilarity.


Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

I wanted something both wild, rugged and soft. I chose our outfits to be polished and glam for the ceremony. But the Harley and the leather jacket were added for their rugged charm and to add our own personal style.


How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met in Texas when Brian strolled back into his home town after living the musician life in Austin, Texas. The moment I saw him I thought he was a modern day James Dean with dimples. Before we even dated he told my sister he would marry me one day. I swore I’d never marry. Years later we were apart. I showed up one day and asked him to be with me forever. Over 10 years since we first met and I’d do it all over again, every day.


What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The celebration, afterward. 🙂


Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

The magic is in the details. And simple is sweeter. It was the most carefree, romantic day of our lives.