Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

Who? : Rachel + Joseph

What? : Preparations, portraits, and reception at a chateau in West Orange, New Jersey.  Ceremony at a nearby church.

Where?  Pleasantdale Chateau

When? : April 2019

Springtime is a tricky time of year to get married.  You might find yourself with a brilliantly bright day, sunlight streaming through trees, birds chirping, and a new warmth making the day shine.  You also have a chance of living out that saying of April showers bring May flowers.  Let’s be honest, while we love the idea of a flowery May, no one wants their April wedding to be a washout of rain and wind!

When I talked to Rachel the week of their wedding, we talked about how we had a 100% chance of rain on their day.  We discussed all of the amazing indoor places that Pleasantdale has to offer for rainy-day wedding portraits – The greenhouse!  That pool! – but I knew her heart was really set on some outdoor images.  Luck was with us, and the rain stopped long enough for us to create some gorgeous images on the foggy, dreamy grounds of the chateau.

Rachel and Joseph, thank you.  Thank you for darting out into the fog with me, mist in your hair and wet grounds underfoot.  Thank you for laughing with me, trusting me with your memories, and allowing me to spend such an important day with you.  Thank you, thank you.

Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:

Pleasantdale Chateau's bridal room Bridal suite Pleasantdale Chateau Pleasantdale Chateau groom room Pleasantdale Chateau groom's suite Pleasantdale Chateau phtoos Pleasantdale Chateau pics Pleasantdale Chateau pictures Pleasantdale Chateau bridal suite Pleasantdale Chateau in New Jersey Pleasantdale Chateau church ceremony Pleasantdale Chateau number of guests Pleasantdale Chateau weddings Ceremony locations Pleasantdale Chateau Pleasantdale Chateau ceremony locations Pleasantdale Chateau yelp reviews Where to have ceremony Pleasantdale Chateau wedding Nearby church Pleasantdale Chateau Pleasantdale Chateau nearby church for wedding Pleasantdale Chateau wedding photography Pleasantdale Chateau wedding pictures Pleasantdale Chateau wedding photos Pleasantdale Chateau wedding photographer What to do rainy day wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau Greenhouse at Pleasantdale Chateau for wedding photos Pool at Pleasantdale Chateau for wedding photos Best photo locations Pleasantdale Chateau Pleasantdale Chateau flowers at reception Pleasantdale Chateau reception room Reception decorations at Pleasantdale Chateau Preferred vendors at Pleasantdale Chateau First dance location at Pleasantdale Chateau Ballroom size at Pleasantdale Chateau Ballroom Pleasantdale Chateau wedding reception Cost per head Pleasantdale Chateau wedding Black and white Pleasantdale Chateau wedding photos Cake cutting at Pleasantdale Chateau wedding Rainy wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau