Photograph credit: Aiko M. W Volkoff Photography
Sofia Messina, daughter of Vincenzo Messina and Luciana Peruzzi of Messina, Sicily, Italy, married Zahos Vyper, son of Constantine and Georgia Vyper of Athens, Greece, in a ceremony at Delphine, Louisiana on Saturday the 18th of January, 2020.
With support from friends Delphine Lee Curtis and Leah Alexander, and officiated by High Priestess Lady SunCrow, the ceremony was a traditional ‘Forever and a Day’ Handfasting ceremony in the tradition of Wiccan, Alexandrian and what Sofia’s grandmother Celeste Messina referred to as ‘La Vecchia Religione’, together with literary excerpts and quotes from classic literature such as Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’ and Paulo Coehlo’s ‘The Alchemist.’
Sofia was walked proudly down the aisle and given away by her young son, Drake Messina-Davis to the tune of “Thank You’ by Led Zeppelin.
The ceremony and reception was held at the MD Brewery and villa, ‘A Piece of Savannah’ in Delphine, home of family owned Bella Pellegrina Liquors and Brewery Manager Karthus Welder, long-time friend and colleague to Sofia. DJ Vicus Volkoff provided music.
Sofia Vyper also owns and runs the Pie Hole Pizzeria and Messina Real Estate in Hathian, Louisiana. Zahos is an officer of the Hathian, Lousiana Police Department and a former U.S. Navy SEAL.