Sara Francis Mason and Mr. Michael Phillip Reynolds were married on July 2 at the Cal-Neva Resort, Crystal Bay, Nevada, in an outdoor ceremony among towering Ponderosa pines and ancient granite boulders overlooking Lake Tahoe and the surrounding snow-tipped mountains of the High Sierra.
The bride, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mason Jr., of Madison, is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Levingston Mason Sr., also of Madison, and the late Mrs. Beulah White Pegues of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and the late Mr. Thomas Jackson Clay Jr. of New Orleans, Louisiana.
She is a graduate of Hampshire College with a BA in Cultural Studies and received her Masters and PhD of Sociology from the University of California Santa Barbara. She is presently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Gainesville State College.
The groom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Reynolds of Marietta, is the grandson of Mrs. Marjorie Ware and the late Mr. Clyde Ware of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Reynolds also of Atlanta. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in English and Journalism and works as a genius at the Apple Store at Lenox Square in Atlanta.
Tina Mason Seetoo, sister of the bride, served as matron of honor. The junior bridesmaids were Rachel Ann Mason and Molly Katherine Mason, nieces of the bride.
The flower GRRRL was Morgan Elizabeth Mason, niece of the bride, and the flower girls were Sara Ella Seetoo, niece of the bride, and Molly Reynolds King, niece of the groom.
J.E. Fretwell served as best man and Adam Matthew King, nephew of the groom, was junior groomsman. Bryan Clay Mason, James Ross Mason and Henry Thomas Seetoo, nephews of the bride, served as ring bearers.
The bride wore a 1950s-style strapless tea length gown of ivory silk charmeuse with a boat neckline outer bodice, three-quarter length sleeves, and full-circle swing skirt overlay of soft organdy highlighted by a wide band of Venetian lace lightly beaded with Austrian Swarovski crystals at the waist. The design, a collaboration of the bride and Monica Culqui, designer/owner of Sartoria Monica of Madison, was inspired by the Frank Sinatra era of the Cal Neva Resort when it was a secret haven of the famous and infamous, including the glowing orbs of Marilyn Monroe and countless Indians.
The Venetian veil of Brussels lace worn by the bride was a gift of her grandmother, Mrs. Ernestine Ponder Mason.
A cocktail reception on the patio was followed by a seated dinner and dance in the Indian Room.
The couple will reside in the Atlanta area.