Denim Inspired Wedding: Ivy + Alex

bride and groom

Ivy + Alex met in San Francisco while working at Levi’s. They are both lovers of all things tactile and handmade, so it’s no surprise that a lot of their wedding was done on their own. :) They both have a keen eye for some great design + threads – and love that they incorporated denim into their big day! Thanks so much to DNA Wylie for the photos and congrats to Ivy + Alex!

billy ball boutonniere

peach bridesmaids dress


billy ball boutonniere

first look

wedding program

wedding flags

Processional: Walking on a dream – Empire of the Sun

Recessional: All I want is You – Barry Louis Polisar (Juno Soundtrack)

First Dance: You and I – Ingrid Michelson

ring bearers



candle ceremony



wedding party

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

seating chart


All our decorations were made by us. There were countless nights and weekends with hot glueing, painting, and hammering. Honestly, those nights were probably the best nights leading up to our wedding.



drink menu

pie topper


How cool are these newspapers DNA Wylie designed? They offer these now for couples as “Thank Yous”

newspaper programs

DIY is completely underrated. It plays such a huge part in definiing the personality of you and your husband to be, and your guests will appreciate it so much! Much more, being able to see everything that you and your husband accomplished that day is an inspiration for what you can both do in the future – work well and create beautiful memories together. :)

photography: DNA Wylie // venue: Newcastle Wedding Gardens Newcastle, California // pies: Chocolate Confetti // dj: Pat Hugunin of Hug Entertainment // photo booth: Jensen Photography

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  1. I love the cake topper- where did you find it?

  2. Her dress! I wore that same one for my wedding, and I LOVE that she wore it without the belt. It looks perfect on her!

  3. Denim!! what a unique element to use! And love the newspapers!

  4. Gorgeous wedding!! And the newspaper thank you’s are amazing. It is such a unique way to show your guest that you appreciate them celebrating with you, as well as giving them a sneak peak at the wedding photos.

  5. What an adorable couple! They look so happy together. I love all the hand-made details,the kids’ outfits, their flowers… and the sentiments they expressed at the end of the article. Thanks for sharing, lots of inspiration here. xo

  6. Simply got caught in this fantastic wedding. There is something magical to the way bride and groom look at each other that just drawed me to read along.
    And so good to know that they had a grand time arranging their wedding!

  7. loving their seating chart and the denim napkins!

  8. LOVE the bride’s dress! I also love the denim details. So personal & done well!

  9. i’m really loving their cake toppers and would LOVE to know where they are from!

  10. I love the bridesmaid dress! Where did she find it?

  11. Love the bride’s wedding dress! The newspaper thank you is very unique and cool.

    A very inspiring DIY wedding.

  12. Inspiring wedding! Love the newspaper idea! Love the bride’s dress!

  13. Anyone know where this dress is from? Gorgeous!

  14. WOW – those newspapers are SUPER cool! As a wedding photographer, I would flip (no pun intended) to see those with the couple’s photos on them! Those sound like a great idea even for engagement session photos as well. I also agree that the bride’s dress is totally stunning! And those cake toppers are to die for, they look custom made (right?). What a lovely wedding, I dream of outdoor receptions like this one but the weather in Calgary is too unpredictable for this to happen very often here. Oh well, a girl can dream! :)

  15. Really amazing wedding!! Love this newspaper.

  16. I am really impressed by the way you look through your cameras. Stunning images!!


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