NAMES Molly Bedford and Ryan Knutson LIVE IN Brooklyn, New York OCCUPATIONS She’s an editorial designer for the New York Times; he’s a reporter for the Wall Street Journal HOW THEY MET Managing the student newspaper together at the U of O HOW RYAN PROPOSED In the backyard of Molly’s childhood home, surrounded by candles WHY OREGON While they loved the idea of a New York wedding, they both hail from Oregon, so it was easier for their families GUEST COUNT 110 COLORS Black, white, silver, and gold THEME A classic, glamorous celebration FLOWERS Long-stem white wildflowers and leafy greens DIY HIGHLIGHTS A profusion of personal and pretty details: a newspaper front-page program as an ode to their history and careers; a satin curtain and balloon-name backdrop for the fruit and cheese table; and café lights strung up everywhere MENU A pair who love to party, they skipped the formal dinner and served fun passed apps like Dungeness crab cakes, Indonesian chicken satay, and tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese, all night long; they also had a Champagne-glass tower for a playful photo op, after which waiters passed the glasses to guests for the toast DESSERT Tiers of yellow cake with honey-whiskey buttercream and red velvet with vanilla cream cheese frosting, and they passed warm cookies and milk late-night FIRST DANCE SONG “When A Man Loves a Woman” sung by the band FAVORITE DETAILS The Oregon Duck showed up to the party, and a drone captured the festivities from above! IF THEY HAD IT TO DO OVER They would have had more liquor on hand, as most guests drank cocktails—they provided the alcohol themselves and had boxes and boxes of beer and wine left over THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Exciting, upbeat, beautiful HONEYMOON Curaçao

“Take a moment to step away from the party and soak it all in—and make sure someone packs up some cake for you to enjoy at the hotel later!” —Molly Bedford




CEREMONY & RECEPTION Private residence next to the Oregon Golf Club



DRONE Calcagno Media

CATERING Grand Cru Hospitality

FLOWERS Leilani Martin 

CAKE La Joconde Cake Studio

BAND Dancehall Days

RENTALS West Coast Event Productions, Chelsea Marketplace in New York

WEDDING GOWN Hayley Paige from Anna’s Bridal Boutique

EXIT GOWN Zac Posen from Rent the Runway


HAIR & MAKEUP Nicole Petersen of Beauty by Nicole

ATTIRE FOR GROOM & GROOMSMEN Black by Vera Wang from Men’s Wearhouse

BRIDESMAIDS’ DRESSES David’s Bridal, Nicole Miller, Sangria from Macy’s

GETAWAY CAR Convertible Ford Mustang from Thrifty Car Rental


INVITATIONS Print Icon in New York