Majestic Mountain Top Ceremony, Followed by a Modern Downtown Reception

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This wedding was chalk full of love, gratitude, family and "chosen family" (a.k.a. the best of friends) and a few surprises along the way! No one can deny that Sarah and Andrew's wedding plans rose to new heights - to begin with, the ceremony was to take place on one of Tucson's most infamous mountain tops, the known (and only) place to go sledding as a kid since it's a quick 45 minute drive up the mountain to the top from the base, and only about an hour from Downtown, Tucson - the affectionately named, Mount Lemmon, AZ. 

The awesome chalk sign, made by the Bride's Sister In-law, let guests know they had made it up the mountain and to the ceremony spot! We loved the healthy trail mix that was available for the guests, along with lemonade and iced tea, for a quick refreshment before the ceremony began.

Too often, we are reminded of how quickly this life can pass us by - I think that is taken to the extreme and then multiplied for a wedding, as there are so many details and happenings all crammed into one single day, that it becomes difficult to remind ourselves to just stop... and be in the moment. I believe writing letters to each other before the ceremony, and chaos of the day has begun, is one of the best ways to freeze time and just be in the moment - and when the photographer is able to capture that moment, it is even that much sweeter.

 The Bride's bouquet - beautiful florals created by the lovely  Posh Petals

The Bride's bouquet - beautiful florals created by the lovely Posh Petals

That special bond between Father and Daughter.

What an impressive, and stunningly gorgeous, Bridal Party!

Then, it was time to head down the mountain to Connect Coworking Space in Downtown Tucson, AZ - where an absolutely magical reception followed, complete with unique table card markers, a Surprise "tux" change, coordinated by the Best Man who was the Groom's twin brother and an epic Bride and Groom sparkler exit on the back of a Moped to the  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song - DOWNTOWN - which, if you have never heard it before, please do me a favor and just try to stop yourself from dancing in your seat as you give it a listen ;)

Sarah and Andrew, or should I say, "Mr. and Mrs. Brown," it was an absolute pleasure to assist you in planning your Big Day - the love between you two shone throughout the night and it was evident that love has touched many of the lives around you. Wishing you a lifetime full of love, happiness and this last one is a guarantee - laughter!! <3 Always, Mollee

Thank you to the Ahhhmazing vendor team involved -

Hair and Makeup - Heather Van Houten

Reception Venue - PLAYGROUND - Leah Schwersinske

Catering - Annette Hartman Catering

DJ - Josh Osteen

Cake - made by friends of Bride and Groom

Florals - Posh Petals

Photography - Caitlin Fairly Photography