Larissa Erickson weds Riley Mitchell
Larissa Noel Erickson became the bride of Riley Winton Mitchell at 3 p.m. on May 11, 2014 in an outdoor ceremony at Schwinn Farm in rural Leavenworth.
The bride is the daughter of Joel and Melissa Erickson of Olathe and the granddaughter of Eldon and Nyona Erickson of Lenexa and Paul and Mary Longren, formerly of Holton, now of Westmoreland.
The groom is the son of Ray and Sue Mitchell, formerly of Bartlesville, Okla., now of Grand Isle, Vt. His grandparents are Frank and Cynthia Foley of Albany, N.Y.
The Rev. Brandon Brister of Tulsa, Okla. officiated Scripture reader was Amos Radlinger, and master of celebration was Adam Miller, both of Bartlesville, Okla. Ushers were Iming Chang of St. Louis, Mo., and Jake Stephenson of Houston, Texas.
Maid of honor was Janessa Dunn of San Antonio, Texas. Bridesmaids were Rachel Thornburg of Shawnee, Erin Atmar of Branson, Mo., Ashley Weeks of Wagoner, Okla., Emily Dunn of San Antonio, Texas and Sabrina Vano of Shawnee.
The best man was Holden Mitchell of Tulsa, Okla. The groomsmen were Tyler Mitchell of San Diego, Calif., Sam Mitchell of Kansas City, Mo., Matthew Wright of Broken Arrow, Okla., Justin Helt of Topeka, Justin Rankin of Owasso, Okla., Lars Erickson and Lance Erickson, both of Olathe.
Lydia and Oliver Tylick were flower girl and ring bearer, respectively. Their parents are Jim and Trisha Tylick of Shawnee.
The bride designed her gown of satin, lace and pearls. It was constructed by her grandmother, Mary Longren. The chapel-length train included multiple rows of ruffles of organza, having been part of the bride’s mother’s bridal gown, which her grandmother also made in 1987.
The ring bearer’s pillow was fashioned using fabric from the bridal gown of the bride’s grandmother, Nyona Erickson.
The bridesmaids’ dresses were peach-colored lace over satin. The color peach continued in the flowers, predominantly large roses used in the flower bouquets, corsages and boutonnières, designed by Rogette Branam of expressions in Holton.
Following a honeymoon to Costa Rica, the Mitchells are at home in Tulsa, where Larissa is a senior at the University of Tulsa. Riley, who graduated from the University of Tulsa on May 10, 2014, is employed by Conoco Phillips in Bartlesville.