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Amber Rivas

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Winter Poppy Ridge Golf Course Wedding

My last photographed wedding of 2018… Sarah and Eric chose a winter wedding in December at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore. As a Livermore wedding photographer, I especially love shooting wedding days in town close to home. Sarah and Eric married on the patio of the reception plaza overlooking the golf course during sunset. I had never been out there before, so I took a drive a week ahead of time and looked around. The hills were green, and the skies were clear! The day of the wedding was the same…except for the wedding details being set up for the celebration! I loved all of the small touches that went into the day. Sarah’s mom lovingly created all of the flower arrangements and table decorations for the day. I loved looking at Sarah’s bouquet and noticing all of the pins in it.

I was so excited when Sarah’s mom reached out to me to shoot the wedding because Sarah ALSO went to UC Davis. I love fun connections like that! Sarah and Eric met at church during a young adult event night. They were the only two that showed up, and it turned into their accidental first date! Since they enjoyed the meetup so much, they kept talking and went on another date…and soon they were engaged! Sarah’s engagement ring is so unique – it has a sapphire in it – so be sure to look for it in the detail shots below.

Enjoy these photos from this beautiful wedding day at Poppy Ridge. I hope this post inspires you in your wedding planning and shows just how perfect a DIY wedding can be! Sarah and Eric, thank you for the opportunity to capture your wedding day!

Details

Wide view of the Poppy Ridge Golf Course green and event center.
Blue and white DIY bouquet and blue ornament.
Blue and white DIY bouquet with broches and jewels.
Lacy vintage wedding dress
N5 Chanel Paris detail shot
Silk flowers, blue and white, in a vase
Blue groom's wedding band with bride's sapphire engagement ring.
Blue groom's wedding band with bride's sapphire engagement ring.
Blue wedding decorations at Poppy Ridge event center
Christmas wedding decorations at Poppy Ridge event center
Book wedding reception centerpieces
Guest plate at wedding reception has a heart cookie cutter
Wedding reception setup at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore
Bundt cake with silhouette wedding cake topper
Bundt cupcakes for wedding reception
Bundt cake with silhouette wedding cake topper alongside bundt cupcakes
Silk flowers wedding decorations

Portraits

Are you thinking about having a Poppy Ridge Golf Course wedding in Livermore? Contact me for more information on having me photograph your big day!

Bride and groom on the golfing greens at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore, CA
Black and white photo of bride and groom on a path at the golfing greens at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore, CA
  1. Trisha says:

    I love the colors!! Great read

  2. Jen says:

    What a beautiful wedding! I love the blue and pine cones! 😍

  3. Aisha says:

    Love all the blue details!

  4. Meredith Williams says:

    You did an amazing job capturing their beautiful details! Gorgeous shots.

  5. merstrandphotogmailcom says:

    I loved seeing all these detail shots! Also, her dress is so beautiful and unique!! You did a great job capturing everything!

  6. I love their gorgeous details!!! And WHOA that venue is stunning!!

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