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Poppy Ridge Golf Course Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing my last wedding of 2018 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course in Livermore. As a Livermore wedding photographer, I love shooting wedding days 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!


View of the Poppy Ridge reception area from the golf course
Details from a blue vintage themed Christmas wedding: bouquet and ornament
Closeup of a blue wedding bouquet with jewels and embellishments
Vintage rose wedding dress at Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Closeup of vintage rose wedding dress
Chanel perfume


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!

  1. Trisha

    February 17th, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    I love the colors!! Great read

  2. alissa2093

    February 17th, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    Beautiful images!

  3. Jen

    February 17th, 2019 at 5:38 pm

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

  4. Aisha

    February 17th, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Love all the blue details!

  5. Meredith Williams

    February 20th, 2019 at 4:04 am

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

  6. merstrandphotogmailcom

    February 20th, 2019 at 4:50 am

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

  7. Courtney Carney

    February 20th, 2019 at 5:05 am

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

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