Alright guys, I know I haven't shared here in a while, but I have so many stunning Weddings and Events from 2016 that I cannot wait any longer to share with you - starting with this stunna' right here. This New Year's Eve Wedding is especially near and dear to my heart, as the Groom happens to be my cousin, Stanton Harper, who is just 4 days older than me and would never let me forget it growing up :) He and his beautiful Bride-to-be, Rachel, were such an awesome couple to plan with - we met for Brunch at one of my favorite spots, Baja Cafe and they introduced me to one of theirs, Monsoons, at our very first meeting. When I pulled out my notebook and began taking notes as we talked, my cousin exclaimed, "Mollee, you are really serious about this, we are so lucky to have you!" I want each and every one of my clients to know that I treat their Special Day is if it were my own, or in this case, one of my closest family members. As soon as hearing their overall vision, and awesome vendor team they had selected, I knew this Wedding was going to be the absolute best way to end 2016! Special thanks to Marie Cameron Photography for capturing the love between these two so well - they have modeled for her a few times in the past, which you can check out here, so it was no surprise that each and every photo of them was pure perfection. I hope you enjoy all the rustic, sparkle and shine this New Year's Eve Wedding has to offer.
Rachel and her beautiful Bridesmaids were lucky enough to be surrounded by even more gorgeousness as they got ready at the Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast Inn located in Downtown Tucson, AZ. With the lovely Heather Van Houten and her team on hair and makeup, and a lovely breakfast provided by the Inn, the girls were truly treated like royalty. And how gorgeous is the Bride's sequin gold wedding dress??
Stanton and Rachel selected Park 242 as their wedding venue and it fit their overall feel and aesthetic perfectly. The gorgeous florals, which were provided by Alexis Grace Floral Designs, again complemented the couple's rustic and chic theme and added just the right amount of color to this spectacular day. The couple incorporated a ton of DIY touches, such as the bottles used for table numbers and as their centerpieces, which they painted and glittered themselves. Although, they may have had some help drinking the contents of these bottles by other loving family members ;)
Scroll through the photos below to see the Bride and Groom's vision come to life, as well as their awesome and memorable toasts given by the Groom's Brother and Sister, a sweet Father/Daughter dance that ended with the DJ asking all the Fathers and Daughters to join Rachel and her Dad on the dance floor, followed by an awesome Mother/Son dance to one of the Groom's Mom's favorite songs, "Wild Night" by John Mellencamp, that then led to an epic dance party and, of course, a Champagne Toast and Midnight Kiss to welcome in the New Year! We have a feeling 2017 is going to be the "Best Year Ever" for this sweet couple :)
Stanton and Rachel, your Wedding was truly a dream and I feel so blessed to have been a part of it. I can't wait to see what else life has in store for the two of you - and Rachel, you have always felt like a part of our family since the beginning and I am so happy to now official be able to call you a "Harper" - wishing you both all the best, now, forever and always - love you lots! #HarperNewYear