Gabby and Bill’s Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding.

Gabby and Bill’s Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding.

Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding. West Orange, NJ.

This was my first time photographing a Pleasantdale Chateau wedding and it was a real treat. The staff and the grounds were both tremendous. I could have shot there all day. We started the day with Gabby in the bridal suite while Bill hung out with the guys in the groom’s suite, playing pool and goofing off. After the two got in their fancy digs, we all met in the gorgeous greenhouse with their Mr. and Mrs. balloons for a surprise first look. We didn’t have too much time to dilly dally because we had to get to the church so that Gabby and Bill could tie the know. It was a beautiful ceremony and before we knew it, Gabby and Bill were husband and wife!

Moving on from the ceremony, Gabby and Bill joined me for a great portrait session where we got some amazing images. The grounds at the Chateau are absolutely breathtaking and delivered the perfect backdrop for our photos. The cocktail hour was up next which spanned several rooms and certainly held everyone over until dinner. But soon it was time to fill up the ballroom so that Gabby and Bill could have their grand entrance and dance on the clouds before their family and friends. It was a truly magical beginning to their reception. Next up was the parent dances, and a few touching speeches before it was time for dinner and dancing. Excel Entertainment rocked the reception all night long and kept the party going.

At the end of the night, Gabby and Bill met me in the onsite pool for a one of a kind underwater photoshoot. It was definitely a highlight of my career and a perfect end to the perfect day. Congratulations Gabby and Bill and enjoy the photos.

 

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Vendors:

Venue: Pleasantdale Chateau

Hair and Makeup: Pinup and Pout

Flowers: Yumila’s Flowers

Entertainment: Excel Entertainment

Videography: Live Picture Studios

Tom Harmon
info@tomharmonphotography.com