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Amber Rivas

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Ravenswood Summer Wedding Day in Livermore, CA

Monica and Kevin’s Ravenswood summer wedding day in May reminded me a lot of my own wedding day. It was a laid back, relaxed park setting, and just a fun time of being with your favorite people. My favorite part of weddings like this is that the celebration doesn’t have to be super fancy to be meaningful. But that’s not to say that it can’t still be beautiful! I had never been to Ravenswood Historic Site before May 11, but I’ve biked past it several times and marveled at it from the road. 🙂

We all arrived at noon and started the “getting ready” part of the afternoon. Kevin and his father and his best man all came already dressed and ready to go, so I took some family photos of them before heading over to the girls’ room to get some shots of the all the small details that Monica had chosen for their day.

One thing I loved about their wedding is that since they’re combining their two families, they chose to have all of their children as the bridal party. The wedding ceremony was not just a union of two people becoming one, but of two families joining together. Enjoy these photos of the big day – two families becoming one!

Getting Ready

Groom and son get ready for the wedding ceremony
Groom, son, and father portraits
Bridal details - bouquet, shoes, and rings
Bridal bouquet details
Bride gets ready with daughters for her Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride looks in mirror for the first time after putting on wedding dress
Bridal bouquet with dress details
Daughter puts veil in bride's hair
Bride and her daughters as bridesmaids
Bride and father

Ravenswood Summer Wedding Ceremony

Summer wedding ceremony at Ravenswood
Father walks bride down the aisle at Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride and groom are married at Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride and groom are married at Ravenswood summer wedding; wide shot of the ceremony
Black and white photo of bride and groom at the alter at Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride and groom are married at Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride and groom hold hands at the altar

Just Married Portraits

Bride and groom portraits on tree path at Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride and groom kiss under tree path at Ravenswood summer wedding
Bride and groom at Ravenswood Historic Site
Bride and groom prom pose at Ravenswood Historic Site
Bride and groom kiss at Ravenswood Historic Site
Bride and groom at Ravenswood Historic Site
Bride and groom under old ruins at Ravenswood Historic Site
Bride and groom under old ruins at Ravenswood Historic Site
Bride and groom under old ruins at Ravenswood summer wedding

Ravenswood Summer Wedding Reception

Bride and groom share a kiss after cutting the cake
Bride and groom first dance
Mother/son and Father/daughter first dance at Ravenswood summer wedding reception
Party dancing at wedding reception
Bride and groom dance at Ravenswood summer wedding

Monica and Kevin, thank you for allowing me the privilege of capturing your wedding day!

If you’re looking for more information on this venue, be sure to check out my article on weddings at Ravenswood Historic Site in Livermore, CA.

  1. Love those bridesmaid dresses! <3 Great job on the lighting and harsh sunlight!

  2. Beautiful photos! You did a great job with the full sun!

  3. Mandy says:

    Such a beautiful, aid back wedding. You captured them so beautifully Amber!

  4. Michaila says:

    Beautiful photos! I am sure they love them!

  5. Mabel says:

    Beautiful colors and venue! These are incredible!!

  6. Mary Kate Anthony says:

    You did a wonderful job! I love that they had their children be their wedding party, such a beautiful story!

  7. Beautiful wedding day! I love the wedding party. 🙂

  8. kshoufler says:

    Beautiful wedding day! Love the wedding party!

  9. merstrandphotogmailcom says:

    Such gorgeous pictures you were able to capture!! I also love what you wrote about the atmosphere being laid back and intimate but so so meaninful- I really got that feeling from the pictures too! 💕

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