I wrote this over a decade ago, in 1998. It was one of the first DADGAD songs I composed. I wanted to combine a Celtic sounding melody with a more classical/Spanish sounding interlude in the middle. The result struck me as somehow darkly organic, and the name 'Ivy' came to mind.
I recorded this with Rob Frazier, who I attend church with at Belmont Church. I laid down the Takemine Nylon track first, then overdubbed a track of Breedlove steel-string on top of that. Both tracks are playing exactly the same thing. I think we did the nylon in one take, then the steel in two, because of some bleed from the click. This was the old days, when I went into a recording session actually knowing what I was going to play and having it meticulously rehearsed.
I've had the honor of playing this at quite a few weddings, usually for the recessional or bridesmaids' processional, but a few times for the bride's entrance as well.