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California vintage county fair wedding: Ivy + Scott

February 7, 2012

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.

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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.

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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.

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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