Hollis And Grayson's City-Mouse-Meets-Country-Mouse Wedding

Trading in city smog for country green and Brooklyn hipsters for Northwest farmers, Hollis Witherspoon and Grayson Cox tied the knot this June in a wedding so whimsical, charming, and downright beautiful that we're thinking Disney may have felt a few pangs of envy.
Inviting guests from near and far to the Witherspoon's family farm in Yamhill, Oregon (yes, we had to look it up, too) the BK-based couple — she's an actress, he's an artist — braved a wet, stormy weekend for their quaint, countryside nuptials.
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And proving that fortune favors the bold (or at least the fearlessly optimistic), the clouds did finally part just in time for a heartwarming Quaker ceremony and festivities that continued way into the evening with dancing, fireworks, and a bonfire. Even a little (okay, maybe a lot) of mud couldn't slow the good times down.
So, prepare your pinning fingers, folks — we got our hands on the dreamy snaps from the city-meets-country affair. And pardon the cliché, but this one has "happily ever after" written all over it.
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"We took pictures right before the ceremony, so we were both giddy and nervous — this was in the entrance to the barn, where guests first arrived."

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"My beautiful custom-made dress by the brilliant Elaine Chun of Geminola in the West Village. After months of fruitless shopping, she made this out of a vintage cathedral veil, basing it on a party dress I had purchased at a Portland thrift shop for $11, years before."

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"Making the best of the fact that the (outdoor) ceremony was about to start and there was a torrential downpour outside."

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"My tiny platinum band, his indestructible titanium band, and my beloved engagement ring, which was his great aunt's from the 1930s, reset with my sapphire birthstone."

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"I was kind of against anything too 'bridal,' so I absolutely adored my wild, greenery-filled bouquet made by the incredible Katie Koenig — for any future NW brides, look her up. She's a true floral genius."

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"The rain subsided just in time for the ceremony, revealing a perfect rainbow and clear skies for the rest of the night — a rather good omen, we think...."

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"I actually don't know where the stop sign came in, but my brother-in-law and father-in-law rigged this great bar lighting the day before with some beams and chandeliers, on this ancient oak tree. My husband constructed the bar atop our winemaker friend's old barrels. The drink menu — signature cocktails and local wines and beers — was written on an antique window. Every element of the wedding was a (fun) labor of love."

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"We basically made up our entire ceremony. Beforehand, we asked that people write 'blessings' upon which they could meditate during the ceremony — it was so meaningful to read them a month later and feel the absolute support and love radiating from our friends and family."

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"First look! I was so relieved that we decided to see each other before the ceremony...we really went into it together."

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"Framing courtesy of my mother's garden, portraiture courtesy of our friend, the incomparable photographer Hal Horowitz."

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"The dreamy green view of the lower pasture on the farm where I grew up, in Oregon's Willamette Valley."

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"Our processional consisted of our families walking out, one by one...I love the look on Grayson's face."

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"We didn't pick 'colors', but Grayson's love of gray and yellow naturally came together. His boutonnière was like a tiny natural sculpture, wrapped with the silver mesh from my dress."

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"Trying not to trip down the very muddy aisle."

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"Because of the rain, all seating plans were abandoned and we just had our friends and family stand in a semicircle around us. The incredible musician Heather Woods Broderick — who happens to be a dear friend from childhood — played a gorgeous rendition of the song 'Do You Realize?' by the Flaming Lips."

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"My three beautiful sisters, best friends, and bridesmaids (and nephew Oliver was ring bearer)."

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"We are both from close-knit families, so it was important for us to have them stand up with us during the ceremony. Our fathers did an amazing job of performing the actual ceremony."

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"Happiness!"

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"Dinner was organic NW comfort food — Pacific salmon smoked over the fire, pulled pork on bialys, truffled mac n' cheese, huge salads with local berries and nuts, and fruit pies."

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"Two families toasting. We spent the week before working on the farm, getting to know each other, having dinners, and taking dance lessons — it was a wonderful time."

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"Clearly giddy to be done with the ceremony, to have the sun out, and to be married!"

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"I didn't really care about the bouquet-toss tradition, but my friend Zefrey insisted, so he got an exclusive one. Lucky gal!"

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"Gorgeous summer evening in Oregon. Angelo is the name of the miniature donkey who inhabits the lower pasture — a big draw for all of our New York guests."

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"We had this fantastic seven-piece jazz band who played on the barn's balcony while we danced on the pickleball court turned dance floor below."

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"First dance to The Ramones' 'Baby I Love You,' trying to remember our moves. As you can see, my dress assumed a kind of natural ombre throughout the evening."

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"I love this picture — seeing friends from different parts of our lives, and the country, playing."

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"Our friends bought a ton of fireworks and set them off during the dance party. We had no idea, but it was an amazing and perfectly timed addition to the celebration. These are sparkle swords, I believe."

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"Clearly feeling confident in our moves — with Grayson's parents looking on :)."

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"It's official! Our friend — printer Jared Friedman — made these Mr & Mrs. hoodies, with which I surprised Grayson with at the end of the night....just in time for a sing along and s'mores at the bonfire."

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