When two people are as meant to be as Lea and David, their love shines brightly and fills everyone around them with complete joy! Every moment of Lea and David’s Bear Brook Valley wedding was a testament to how perfect of a match they are! Their day was filled with laughter and fun, as well as sweet, heartfelt moments between this wonderful couple and their family and friends.
Lea and David spent the morning apart in Bear Brook Valley‘s separate on-site getting ready suites. The two were all smiles, each excitedly anticipating the moment they would finally see each other during their first look. Lea clinked monogrammed champagne glasses with her bridesmaids while David toasted his groomsmen with custom mugs.
Lea slipped on her gorgeous Maggie Sottero wedding gown with help from her mother and took a moment to twirl excitedly underneath the chandelier-lit silo. I loved when Lea saw her grandmother for the first time! You could feel that the love and adoration between them both was so strong and it was such a beautiful moment.
When it was time for their first look, David waited anxiously on the bridge. Lea approached him from behind, giggling excitedly. The two embraced and shared smiles, tears, and sweet kisses as they saw each other for the first time! Lea and David joined hands and adventured around the Bear Brook Valley wedding grounds, posing among the beautiful fields and perfect sky. After portraits with their wedding party, Lea and David parted one last time before their ceremony.
David watched as Lea’s brother walked his beautiful bride down the aisle towards him. The couple held hands, smiling brightly as their eyes met. Lea’s cousin officiated their Bear Brook Valley wedding ceremony! At the beginning, she told of many great love stories before getting to Lea and David’s. Some of my favorites included Beauty and the Beast and the Lion King! The whole ceremony was heartfelt and inspiring. Lea and David even wrote their own vows! There wasn’t a dry eye among their guests as these two laughed and cried their way through their sweet and sometimes funny promises to each other.
Once they were pronounced husband and wife, Lea and David shared a high five, a perfect first kiss, and a sweet embrace. These two couldn’t stop smiling as they followed their guests to the Bear Brook Valley barn. Cocktail hour was enjoyed outside, and the food was not only unique, it was delicious! Mini sliders were topped with pretzel buns, and there was even a bacon bar with bacon infused bourbon! How fun!
The Bear Brook Valley wedding reception was filled with gorgeous blooms and greenery by Main Street Bloomery. Lea and David each shared a special dance with their moms, and the whole room was filled with so much joy and love. Lea and David spent almost all of their time at the reception on the dance floor, surrounded by their closest family and friends! Guests also enjoyed the wrap around deck (covered in twinkle lights along with cozy chairs and a fireplace!) and their fun mirrored photo booth.
As the night came to a close, Lea and David snuck away to take some time together and pose against the star-filled sky for beautiful nighttime portraits. They returned to their guests for a joyful sparkler exit, laughing and running hand-in-hand to begin their lives together as husband and wife.
Lea and David, it was an absolute joy to capture the love and laughter of your beautiful Bear Brook Valley wedding day! Thank you for including me in your love story. I’m thrilled to share some of my favorite photos from your wedding!
The Team: Photographer- Amy Rizzuto Photography, Reception- Bear Brook Valley, Hair Stylist + Make-up Artist- Mon Sheri Beauty, Invitations- Shine Wedding Invitations, Florist- Main Street Bloomery, Second Photographer- Jessica Oh, Wedding Dress- Maggie Sottero, Shoes- Charter Club, Videographer- Ever After Studio, Cake- Palermo’s Bakery, Band/DJ- Posh DJs, Ceremony Music- Dolce DaVita Strings, First Dance Song- “Collide” – Howie Day
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Amy Rizzuto is a New Jersey wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!