When I first got the inquiry for this stunning Valley View Farm Wedding in Massachusetts, I was so excited. Not only because it was a July 4th wedding (how fun!), but because the groom was a former student at Classical Magnet School where I taught in Hartford, CT before I moved to Boston and went full time in my business. He was a senior when I taught 8th grade, so he wasn’t my student directly, but it was wonderful to come full circle!

details that are red, white and blue for Valley View Farm wedding

The Couple’s Love Story

Nicole & Errol met on a dating app, and he traveled to see her for their first date! It clearly went very well, because these two hit it off. You’ll see in their images how VERY much in love they are!

Errol proposed on an RV trip with Nicole’s family through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in the Summer of 2020. He waited until the end of a hike that placed them in front of a waterfall and proposed there. It was a popular spot and they ended up having lots of people clapping and cheering for them when Nicole said yes!

They decided to get married at Valley View Farms on July 4th!

Ring in a blue velvet box for Fourth of July day by New York wedding photographer

Getting Ready at Valley View Farm

While Errol and his groomsmen got ready at the venue, Nicole got ready at her parent’s nearby home. It was in her parent’s bedroom that her mom helped her zip up her dress. Standing near the portrait from her own parent’s wedding years before made for an extra special time. Nicole chose to do a first look with her bridesmaids and father, which brought on smiles, cheers, and tears. She wore her mother’s veil and earrings to compliment her amazing lace gown.

These two embraced the red, white, and blue color scheme for Fourth of July with a focus on keeping it elevated. They did so with muted tones in the florals and elegant berry colored dresses for the bridesmaids. I also loved that Errol wore a bold blue suit and had the rest of his groomsmen in pale blue – both perfect for Summer and to make Errol stand out.

Bride getting ready in childhood home by Lynne Reznick Photography
Bridesmaids watching bride walk down stairs at for Valley View Farm wedding
Father seeing his daughter as a bride for the first time by a New York wedding photographer
Groom's details for a Fourth of July day by Lynne Reznick photography
Groom getting ready in bright blue suit for for Valley View Farm wedding
Groom and his groomsmen toasting before ceremony by a New York Wedding Photographer

Emotional First Look:

After getting ready, Nicole went to Valley View Farm for their first look. They met in a field where Nicole approached Errol with his back turned. As soon as he turned around and saw his bride, he teared up. And then, of course, so did Nicole! As a wedding photographer, I never get tired of capturing these intimate, authentic moments. The sun was peaking through the clouds for these photos, and we got the prettiest images capturing their July 4th summery wedding photos.

We got the best wedding party photos after the first look and the landscape created a picturesque and idyllic backdrop.

(And take a peek at the bridesmaid’s flowers! Nicole’s cousin was a bridesmaid but also did all the florals for the wedding and they were stunning!)

Bride approaching groom for first look on a farm by a New York wedding photographer
Groom seeing bride for the first time by Lynne Reznick photography
Groom crying after seeing bride at first look at Valley View Farm wedding
Bride and groom hugging in a field by a New York photographer
Bride in lace gown and groom in blue suit in a field by Lynne Reznick photography
Bride and groom embracing in a field before their Valley View Farm wedding
Bridal party in red, white, blue for Fourth of July wedding by New York Photographer
Wedding party in red & blue for Summer day by Lynne Reznick photography
Wedding party celebrating the bride and groom by Lynne Reznick photography
Bride in lace gown with pretty florals in a field for Valley View Farm wedding

A Joyful Valley View Farm Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was so meaningful. Both Errol and Nicole cried on the walk down the aisle, and most of their family & friends were in tears too. That’s how you know this couple is meant to be together, the emotion from all sides was palpable. I was so honored to be there to capture these moments. By the time these two said “I Do” & had their first kiss, the whole venue was filled with applause!

Bride approaching the ceremony by a New York Wedding photographer
Groom crying watching his bride walk down the aisle by Lynne Reznick photography
man and woman at the alter for their big day at Valley View Farm
Bride and groom exchanging vows at outdoor ceremony by a New York Wedding photographer
Bride and groom sharing first kiss at alter by Lynne reznick photography
Newlyweds walking back down the aisle after their for Valley View Farm ceremony

Reception at Valley View Farm:

The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour al fresco after the ceremony. And it was absolutely lovely to enjoy the nice Summer weather outdoors.

Then, Nicole & Errol surprised everyone with a choreographed first dance, complete with lift and spin at the end! From the meaningful toasts by loved ones, to the wild fun dance party throughout the evening – the whole venue was brimming with JOY for these two. They are very well loved and threw a really fun party for all of their guests.

During golden hour, we snuck away from the reception for a few moments to get some of those glowy evening photos. Valley View even helped them incorporate the horses in some shots.

Nicole & Errol, it was an honor to capture your Vallley View Farm wedding! Congrats!

Reception set up outdoor for cocktails by a New York Photographer
Guests mingling outdoors for Summer wedding by Lynne Reznick photography
Table settings at barn style reception at for Valley View Farm wedding
Reception details at barn style Summer wedding by a New York photographer
Two tier cake with blue flowers by Lynne Reznick Photography
Bride and groom entering their reception by lynne reznick photography
Newlyweds sharing a choreographed dance at their reception
Table settings at Fourth of July wedding at for Valley View Farm
Table decorations at barn reception by a New York Photographer
Guests dancing at rustic reception by Lynne Reznick Photography
Guests dancing at rustic reception at for Valley View Farm wedding
Dance train at a reception by New York photographer
Newlyweds petting a horse in golden hour by Lynne Reznik photography

Dress: Everthine Bridal
Suit: Paisley and Gray
Bridesmaids Dresses: Davids Bridal
Florist: Lucy Blooms
DJ: DJ Jay from Seigal Productions
Hair & Makeup: Tara Abramowicz (hair), Hannah Tsutsumi (makeup)
Caterer: Latitude Caterer
Cake: Aunt Cathy’s Bakery
Invitations: Zola
Photographer: Lynne Reznick


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