7 Feb

California vintage county fair wedding: Ivy + Scott

categories Real Weddings

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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  1. 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

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

  3. I can’t get over the photo w/her mother!

  4. holy crap – she’s stunning…great wedding!

  5. 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.

  6. sublime x

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

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

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

  10. 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!

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

  12. These photos and this wedding look like they are straight out of a movie scene and I cannot get over the bride’s dress. Wow. Absolutely beautiful.

  13. Such a beautiful and romantic wedding! love the photos!

  14. This photography is simply stunning! So romantic and ethereal. Beautiful!

  15. Perfect photography! I found another photographer to admire. The pictures are stunning and the bride did an absolutely phenomenal job!

  16. Stunning, just stunning! That photograph of the bride and her mother has to be the most stunning wedding photo I’ve ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot in the past several months as I’ve been planning my own wedding!

  17. Photos beyond gourgeous!

  18. So creative and beautiful! Between the flowers, brides necklace, ceremony backdrop and dessert table I am not sure what I like most!

  19. These photographs are the realization that authenticity in it’s clearest definition cannot compete with this these two.

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

  21. Stunning weeding and what a great photographer to capture such beautiful moments

  22. Captivating, stunning, what a beautiful bride and whimsical wedding. Hats off to the photographer!

  23. I love everything about this wedding!

  24. These photographs are simply stunning!! What a very beautiful wedding…

  25. wow this bride is gorgeous! If she isn’t a super model she should be. simply stunning. and i loved the sort of carnival, 1930s style. lovely.

  26. Hi there,
    I just adore the imagery of this wedding, may I reference it on my blog?

    thank you Sophie

  27. You could clearly see the love. Breathless!!!

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