A Simple, Casual Wedding at Pomona State Park in Vassar, Kansas

Larrissa Heckart (27 and a dental hygiene student) and Randy Heckart (29 and a dental technician) met through Larrissa’s brother. Randy proposed at Po

Larrissa Heckart (27 and a dental hygiene student) and Randy Heckart (29 and a dental technician) met through Larrissa’s brother. Randy proposed at Pomona State Park in Vassar, Kansas, with a round-cut diamond, diamond halo, gold band engagement ring, which inspired the entire wedding. With Larrissa’s newfound love of yellow gold, she chose it as her main color and accented it with neutral shades of white and tan. She wore an adorable, casual tea-length A-line wedding dress with a gold belt, and allowed the bridesmaids to wear gold dresses as sparkly as they were comfortable with. Randy wore a taupe suit and the groomsmen wore chocolate brown suits. The couple chose an open field in the park for the ceremony with wildflowers growing the background. Afterwards, they had a simple tented reception nearby. Randy’s parents made homemade BBQ for dinner including ribs, brisket, pork and chicken with a salad bar, potato salad, baked beans and, by Larrissa’s request, Lay’s chips. For dessert, they served an alternative fishing-inspired cake. “Our cake embodied our love of fishing,” Larrissa says. “It was the most personalized touch we added. We are avid crappie fishers, and our two-tier cake was of a man fishing and catching his bride.” They also served apple spice cupcakes in honor of their early fall wedding.

“I have a diamond surrounded by a halo of dainty diamonds, supported on a vintage, yellow gold band,” Larrissa says. “It is a standout piece that is timeless and classically beautiful.”
The classic wedding invitations were white paper with gold calligraphy writing.
Larrissa wore a tea-length A-line wedding dress. “I had a tailor add lace sleeves and a gold belt to bring a bit of color, texture and coverage to my look,” she says.
The bridesmaids wore gold dresses. “I embrace individuality, and my lovely ladies were all able to pick a dress of their choice that shined as bright as they were comfortable wearing,” Larrissa says.
The couple made their own white double door ceremony entrance for Larrissa to enter through.
An Open, Outdoor Ceremony at Pomona State Park
The couple exchanged vows in an open space in the park with wildflowers growing in the background. The wedding arbor was simple and white and decorated with white drapery for a more romantic feel.
Randy wore a taupe tuxedo with an ivory shirt, vest and tie.
After the outdoor ceremony, the couple had a tented reception in the park.
The centerpieces were goblets filled with white roses and topped with floating candles for shabby chic look.
“Our cake embodied our love of fishing,” Larrissa says. “It was the most personalized touch we added. We are avid crappie fishers, and our two-tier cake was of a man fishing and catching his bride.”
Larrissa and Randy in Vassar, Kansas