After meeting while backpacking through Europe with friends, Sarah and Patrick knew they had met an adventure partner for life. The couple pulled design inspiration for their wedding from Tuscany, Italy, since that’s where they first met. The Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Arkansas was dressed in rich-red florals and gold touches. NewlyWifed Photography perfectly captured the beautiful moments!
Sarah and Patrick
Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale, Arkansas
Since we met in Tuscany, we used that as our inspiration for the event. We wanted for our wedding to be casually elegant and to feel welcoming and authentic. Little details like hand watercoloring all of the invitations were meant to show our guests that each one of them were valued and unique parts of our lives. We also made completely customized program booklets where we could share anecdotes of our family and wedding party. The venue we picked out was reminiscent of the rolling hills and vineyards of Tuscany and we served Italian fare throughout the night, beginning with an aperitivo hour where wine and Peroni were freely poured and nibbles of antipasto were laid out on wine barrels. We decorated lightly with lots of olive branches, shimmering wine bottles, and mix-matched frames holding our engagement photos.
My favorite moment of the night was dancing to the last song (Beyonce’s Love on Top) with everyone and then being sent-off through a tunnel of friends and family not-so-delicately tossing birdseed at us as we dove into our limo. We continued to find birdseed everywhere several days into the honeymoon.
The Couple Recommends:
Jordan Rock (photographer) was absolutely first class. Her artistic eye lead to authentic and beautiful photographic memories of the day and her laid-back, fuss-free style was perfect for my nerves!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – NewlyWifed Photography
Venue – Sassafras Springs Vineyard
Floral Design – Pigmint
Catering – KFB Events
Cake – Rick’s Bakery
Officiant – Kevin Rusack
Live Music – Jason Polley
Videography – Pragma Productions
Makeup Artist – Jamie Mashburn
Hair Styling – Jamie Mashburn
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – harsuccthing
Groom’s Apparel – J.Crew, Walker Brothers
Groomsmen’s Apparel – J.Crew, The Tie Bar
Rings – Cecil’s Fine Jewelry
Rentals – KFB Events
Thank you to NewlyWifed Photography for sharing Sarah and Patrick’s Tuscan styled wedding at Sassafras Springs Vineyard in Arkansas! Love vineyard weddings? Head over to this organic autumn Tallahassee wedding!