Bridal Bliss: Ivy and Scott

Bridal Bliss: Ivy and Scott
ESSENCE.COM Sep, 20, 2011

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Ivy says she just knew Scott was The One she’d been waiting for when he took credit for something she’d done just to keep her from feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.

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Once they finally got a chance to be in love, Ivy and Scott refused to let a day go by without seeing each other for almost nine months.

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Although we can’t hear what they’re saying, you can just see the love in this room.

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Ivy puts the finishing touches on her wedding day look as she waits patiently to slip into her dress.

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Ivy got so sick on their honeymoon she was bedridden for days. She knew she’d picked the right man to marry because Scott never complained and never left her side.

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The bride to be cries tears of joy as nervous excitement takes over during this momentous moment in her life.

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The bride’s mother and sister look on as she prepares for her moment.

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Ivy, her sister, and her mother all get emotional as comfort each other and take in the moment.

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Ivy prepares to head down the aisle.

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A patient Ivy waits as her bridesmaids make sure her wedding dress fits her perfectly.

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Ivy, her mom, and her sister pose for this beautiful portrait. Isn’t it just precious?

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The bride to be enjoys a glass of wine to relax her nerves before the ceremony begins.

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The bride and groom chose a laid back farm wedding style where guests could be comfortable and relax as they waited for the ceremony to begin.

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What’s not to love about this photo? Absolutely adorable!

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On her way down the aisle Ivy wondered why she felt so hidden under her veil. It turns out she was wearing it backwards — one of her favorite wedding bloopers.

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Ivy and Scott chose a carnival theme for their big day.

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By planning a down-home style event and not rushing things, Ivy and Scott were able to use their two year engagement to save up for their wedding and stay within budget.

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Tech savvy bride and groom Ivy and Scott read their vows from PDAs and tablets.

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Just look at how Ivy looks at Scott. We can see the love between this happy pair.

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Now that’s what we call sealing the deal!

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Let’s hear it for the new Mr. and Mrs. Gardenhire!

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Ivy’s stunning Monique Lhullier gown was so beautiful it took our breath away.

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How cute is this family photo? It’s definitely frame worthy.

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When Ivy got sick on their honeymoon she immediately wanted to go home. Scott convinced her to hang in there so that when she was all better she’d wake up and be in Paris with him.

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Did we mention we’re obsessed with this dress? It’s almost as beautiful as the woman wearing it. It’s as if it was made for her.

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Ivy and Scott, who;d just pulled off the DIY wedding of their dreams (on budget!) finally got a chance to exhale. We adore this silly moment their photographer caught on camera.

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To keep with the carnival theme of their wedding, Ivy and Scott’s guests were treated to cotton candy and popcorn for the ceremony and a photo booth, balloons, bingo, and a raffle afterwards.

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Ivy and Scott worked together to create the DIY wedding of their dreams. They designed, printed, and crafted their own invitations and stationery.

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We’re speechless. This portrait of the newlyweds is absolutely unforgettable. See more photos from Ivy and Scott’s wedding and other fabulous weddings over on The Bride’s Cafe.

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