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Rachel + Jesse – Purple Orchid Resort Wedding Photos

A photo of Rachel and Jesse out in the olive orchards as the sun was setting on their wedding at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.

Rachel and Jesse were married in October at the Purple Orchid Resort and Spa in Livermore. The weather was threatening to rain and it rained my whole way to the wedding… By the time I arrived in Livermore the weather had cleared and we were all in a great mood for a wedding.

We had lots of time with Rachel and Jesse and were able to get some great portraits of them and the wedding party after their first look and before the wedding ceremony.

The rain managed to stay away until around 7pm and everyone was glad that they had a tent when the rains finally came. In some cultures, rain on your wedding day is a sign of fertility and spiritual cleansing.

Congratulations Rachel and Jesse!

And thanks to Carl Mahoney, who helped as a second shooter on this wedding!

A wedding portrait of Rachel and Jesse in the olive orchards at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.

Rachel and Jesse in the olive orchards at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.

Rachel and Jesse during their wedding at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.

A wedding portrait of Rachel and Jesse in the olive orchards at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.

A portrait of Rachel and Jesse’s wedding party in the olive orchards at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore. So glad that they rented a bunch of furniture for their wedding.

Rachel helps on of her bridesmaids with her hair as they get ready for Rachel’s wedding at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.

Rachel gets help getting into her wedding dress from her mother and sister, who was the maid of honor.

Rachel’s sister and mother help Rachel with her garter as she gets ready for her wedding.

Rachel’s mother helps her with her veil as she gets ready for her wedding at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore.


 

Rachel is ready for her first look. What a beautiful bride!


A couple of portraits of Rachel.

Two portraits of Jesse – handsome groom!

Rachel and Jesse’s first look.

Rachel and Jesse’s first look.



Rachel and Jesse’s first look.


 

Some more wedding portraits of Rachel and Jesse in the Olive Orchards at the Purple Orchid Resort…


 

 

 

 

 

Jesse and his Groomsmen

Some fun photos of Rachel and her bridesmaids…


 

 

 

Another photo of the wedding party in the olive orchards at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore, California.

 
Time for the wedding ceremony….

Rachel and her dad head up the aisle to the wedding ceremony at the Purple Orchid Resort.

Rachel’s father shakes Jesse’s hand as he give his daughter’s hand to Jesse during their wedding ceremony.

Jesse reads his wedding vows.

Jesse and Rachel’s wedding ceremony at the Purple Orchid Resort in Livermore, California.


Rachel and Jesse’s first kiss as husband and wife.

The bride and groom are announced!


Heading up the aisle at the Purple Orchid as husband and wife.

Ahhh. they did it!

Rachel and Jesse’s first dance…

Jesse enjoying his first dance.

The bridesmaids cheer on Rachel and Jesse during their first dance.

Rachel and Jesse listening to toasts during their wedding reception…


 

Rachel and Jesse listening to toasts during their wedding reception…


 

Rachel and Jesse listening to toasts during their wedding reception…


 

having fun on the dance floor…

Rachel enjoying herself on the dancefloor during her wedding reception…

Some of the fun details from Rachel and Jesse’s wedding at the Purple Orchid…



 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 


 


 


 

 

 
Posted by John Decker, contact John to find out more about having him photograph your wedding!
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