California vintage county fair wedding: Ivy + Scott

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Pretty doesn’t even begin to describe Ivy + Scott’s wedding. Take the following words: Monique Lhuillier, carnival, hay bales, and fire pits. Quite an interesting combination, yes? Had it not been for Ivy, we don’t think we’d ever know how perfectly all the above would mesh together, but she made it work. And as much credit as Ivy + Scott deserve for their creative vintage county fair wedding, we can’t introduce this super cute and fun celebration without tipping our veils to Tom Tomkinson and his dreamlike photography.

monique lhuillier wedding dress

circus wedding invites

Making our invitations by hand saved us a lot of money, but it was definitely an exhausting process. We got the paper for the invites from Kelly Paper in SF, the envelopes from Paper Source and the bingo wrapping paper that lined the envelopes, in their sales bin. What’s not in the photos is the confetti that we filled our invites with, made from pink, orange, and sea foamy green tissue paper.


How stunning is this photo?


The music: Before Ivy entered they played Beirut and some carnival music they found on iTunes. She then walked down the aisle to “Like Someone In Love” by Bjork, and our first dance was “So High” by John Legend.





A great tip to keeping the cost low for your flowers  – order a multi pack! Ivy ordered orange, yellow, and pink wildflowers and a bunch of pink cabbage roses from an online wholesale company called FiftyFlowers and saved herself at least $900.

colorful country fair wedding

colorful country fair wedding sweets table



We’re so happy Ivy + Scott shared their wedding with us! Congratulations you two!

Photographer: Tom Tomkinson / Planner: Kendra Pfieffer / Venue: Stone Barn Ranch / Catering: Ludy’s BBQ / Dessert: Freeport Bakery/ Dinnerware rentals: America’s Party Rentals / Bride’s dress: Monique Lhuillier‘s Sabine dress (with a few modifications) / Shoes: Aldo / Necklace: Anthropologie 

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Chelsea on Feb 7, 2012

This wedding is completely stunning. The bride is rocking her dress, she looks beautiful. Oh, all the details are so sweet. This is a favorite. xo

Connecting Four on Feb 7, 2012

As soon as I saw these pictures I smiled :) This is the cutest wedding I've seen yet!

Katrina on Feb 7, 2012

I can't get over the photo w/her mother!

nata on Feb 7, 2012

holy crap - she's stunning...great wedding!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Feb 7, 2012

Her dress is to die for!

Carrie on Feb 7, 2012

Gave me goosebumps... every single picture is SO beautiful! So many great tips on how to save money on decorations that look like a million bucks, too.

kathleen on Feb 7, 2012

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Terri on Feb 7, 2012

Such a fun wedding and gorgeous couple. I loved the pictures of the bride sitting in the field and with her mother.

Half Orange Photography on Feb 7, 2012

What an incredibly gorgeous bride! Love all the crazy fun details- it would have been a blast to be a guest at this wedding!

Adrienne on Feb 7, 2012

I am gushing over these photos. So amazing! What an incredible wedding!

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These pics are awesome...I love the contrast in color and black ad white photography through out. The photograph of the two of them with his head on her shoulder is stunning!

Lovella Bridal on Feb 7, 2012

This bride is a sight! How beautiful. Love the theme, love everything...

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Tailored Engagements on Feb 8, 2012

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Nicole on Feb 20, 2012

What dress is the m.o.b. wearing (woman walking bride down the aisle...)? it looks great and I want to find it!

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