On a perfectly beautiful day filled with yellow sunshine and gorgeous light, Mona and Kris had a joyous wedding at Sassafras Springs Vineyard. As they celebrated with their families and friends, it was plain to see how much they are both loved. From the meaningful pagan ceremony officiated by their long-time friend Lastacia, to the sentimental family heirlooms that each bride carried, Kris and Mona's connection to their heritage and those they hold dear was apparent to all in attendance.
Mona's mom crafted a Native American drinking vessel to be shared by the brides during their wedding ceremony to honor Mona's Native heritage. Kris chose to honor her Celtic heritage by incorporating the ancient ritual of handfasting. It is wonderful to see couples so deliberately choosing their means of commitment in such a deeply personal way.
Decorated with mismatched china, milk glass, and an antique tea service, Mona and Kris wanted their reception to be filled with whimsical, vintage-inspired details. Their friend Heather even created a unique wedding cake, with a tier featuring hand-painted sunflowers for the Kansas brides.
These ladies appreciate good food and great wine, so we took a little break after portraits for them to enjoy a few moments of rest and hors d'oeuvres in the Peacock Room before they made their grand entrance and joined their guests.
Kris and Mona's wedding day was filled with so many delightful moments. Sassafras Springs was the perfect backdrop for their special day, and it was such an honor to be there!
Venue: Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Wedding Coordinator/Rentals: Julianne Darnell, Most Joyful Day/Pretty Old Stuff
Makeup Artist: Genoa Falar
Cake: Heather Horton - Sweet Designs Cakery
Partnering Photographer: Sa'dia Luallen-Blattert