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 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.