Blushing Romance - Styled Shoot at Tucson Museum of Art

All you need is love ... and donuts! This styled shoot from last Spring has been one of my favorites to date. The love between this sweet, real life couple is so undeniable and the homemade cake donuts added just the right amount of frosting to make this unique wedding dessert display complete.

The vendors that came together for this session truly outdid themselves and showed how a simple, but cohesive look can really help you achieve the wedding day of your dreams. The stunning wedding gown came from an amazing local nonprofit, Free Ever After whose mission is to reach survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation, to cultivate their gifts, talents and abilities, and to empower them to become successful women and history makers. Nicole from True Bliss  created a completely custom invitation box set that included a rose, wax seal that was hand water colored and tied with a raw satin ribbon for a beautiful, finished look. All of this gorgeousness was capture by the lovely and talented Susannah Lynn Photography who I have had the pleasure of collaborating with on multiple occasions, and it is always such a rewarding and pleasant experience. I believe vendors enjoy participating in styled shoots because it allows us to let our creativity run wild, with no limitations. 

When I first met Elizabeth of A Floral Note I knew she would be the perfect fit for this project. Her free-flowing and whimsical aesthetic echos her mantra that flowers should make you pause, tell your story, stop time. I love how the soft colors and shapes of the florals she chose kept with the overall romantic feel of the day.

Our models and real life couple, Carrie and Peter  are so genuine and obviously beautiful, inside and out. It was such a joy to work with them and catch a glimpse into their true life love story. 

"For beautiful eyes look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

Rustic and Chic New Year's Eve Wedding - 242 Park Avenue

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. 

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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 :)

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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 

Real Life "Father of the Bride" Wedding - Private Residence

Get a tissue ready ... or maybe just grab the whole box. From the moment I met with the lovely Mother of the Bride, Kimm, I knew this Wedding was going to be one reminiscent of my all time favorite wedding-themed movie, "Father of the Bride" - the main reason being, that this wedding would be taking place in the Bride's cherished family home, where her and her siblings had grown up. The day was filled with love and laughter, and the wedding day began with, wait for it, a one-on-one game of basketball between the Bride and her Father. Lauren is the first of her siblings to marry and you could literally feel the family's joy and happiness for her. She was getting ready to marry her true Prince Charming (to top it off, the Bride Laurenworks for Disney!) and they knew in the end, they were not losing a Sister, but simply gaining one more Brother into their already amazing family. All images captured by Keith & Melissa Photographers.

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David and Lauren's first look photos perfectly captured the overwhelming feeling of anxiety, that then leads to the heart-fluttering realization that you are about to marry the love of your life, which is followed by complete assurance that this exactly where you are meant to be ... in each others arms, until death do you part. Marriage is a promise and this Bride and Groom could not wait any longer to make it official.

The gazebo, which served as the focal point for the beautiful ceremony, was hand built, stained (and completed that morning!) by the Bride's Uncle - it was a "labor of love," to say the least, and will always have a special place and meaning as it now resides at the Bride and Groom's new home.

And sealed with a kiss - Mr. and Mrs. David Martinez!

The reception was again, a vision ripped straight from a movie. The majestic, white tent graced the beautiful lawn and a GOBO of the couple's monogram beckoned guests for a night filled with emotional toasts, delectable food and a dance party that threatened to never end. The Bride and Groom did eventually drive off into the night, after exiting though sparkles of light and shining faces of friends and family. P.O.M. Events was blessed to be a part of this real-life fairy tale and honestly, could the Bride and Groom have been more gorgeous??

And please take a moment to view this gorgeous video captured by one of the Bride's uber talented childhood friend - Ben Montemayor

Stlylized Bridal Photo Shoot in Benson, AZ

It started out as a bright, sunny day with a few clouds looming in the background, as I made my way out to Benson, AZ - a small town just about about 45 miles Southeast of Tucson, AZ. I had been invited by the lovely and talented Annie of Arizona Doe Baking Co. to participate in a photo shoot at the Historic Amerind Foundation and Museum. As I pulled up to the site, the ominous rain clouds that had followed me in, began to open and it started to lightly drizzle. We managed to unload our vehicles full of antique pieces from Nellie's Shabby Boutique, gorgeous stylized cakes and desserts, as well as stunning blooms crafted by Vicky, owner of  Benson Blossom Shop. The rain let up just in time for us to begin shooting. The clouds gave the space a cool, but soft and romantic feel - I loved the contrast of the gray skies against the distinctive peach color of the buildings. I am so thrilled about the images that Robyn of Hayseed Charm Photography was able to capture, including those of our breathtaking model, Lisa Chavez. Thank you ladies for including me in what turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day! Southern Arizona has so much to offer couple's when it comes to unique wedding venues and amazing vendors; I cannot wait to continue doing more custom, stylized events, such as these.

The sweetheart tablescape design was complete with the lovely Bridal bouquet, as well as custom stamped sugar cookies, made by Arizona Doe Baking Co. - I always recommend  useful or edible favors, such as these, to the couple's I work with - such a fun idea!