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Autumn Elegance at The Pleasantdale Chateau

On a beautiful autumn day, I arrived at Brie’s childhood home. The atmosphere was calm yet filled with excitement and emotion. Every wedding detail was meticulously arranged, allowing for moments of quiet reflection. From the elegant letterpress invitation suite with intricate monogram designs to Brie’s custom-designed Monique Lhuillier wedding gown adorned with delicate lace, every aspect was exquisite. Wedding photos at the Pleasantdale Chateau are always beautiful!

The bride’s nephews, adorable ring bearers, charmed and entertained everyone with their playful antics, especially in their tiny sneakers. The ceremony took place at a stunning mid-nineteenth-century church in Summit, NJ, its interior matching the grandeur of its exterior. As the traditional Catholic ceremony concluded, the couple exited the majestic staircase awaiting them outside.

Once we arrived at the glorious Pleasantdale Chateau, we proceeded with our planned-out list of family, wedding party, and bride and groom photos. We had a gorgeous backdrop of reds and golden colored leaves. Once the private home of an industrial magnate, Situated on forty acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, and ponds, this historic estate is a rare find that offers distinctive character and privacy.

Memorable Portraits at the Pleasantdale Chateau

Upon arriving at the Pleasantdale Chateau, we seamlessly transitioned into capturing family, wedding party, and bride and groom photos against the backdrop of vibrant red and golden leaves. Once the private residence of an industrial magnate, this historic estate sprawls across forty acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, and ponds, offering unparalleled character and privacy.

A Historic Gem in New Jersey

Nestled amidst forty acres of meticulously landscaped gardens, woodlands, and meadows, Pleasantdale Chateau stands as a testament to opulence and elegance. Once the private residence of an industrial magnate, its rich history adds an unparalleled charm to any celebration.

Capturing Timeless Beauty Amidst Nature’s Splendor

As the vibrant hues of red and golden leaves provided a picturesque backdrop, our lenses captured the essence of love and joy against the timeless beauty of Pleasantdale Chateau. From intimate moments by the ponds to grand celebrations in the sprawling gardens, every corner of this estate exudes romance and tranquility.

In summary, our experience at Pleasantdale Chateau was enchanting. Its rich history, inherent charm, and natural beauty make it a coveted destination for couples seeking to immortalize their special day in an idyllic setting.

The Wedding Team

Photography: Berit Bizjak Photography

Venue: The Pleasantdale Chateau

Wedding Dress Designer: Monique Lhullier Bridal

Makeup: Beauty on Location NJ

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“Berit’s pictures are absolutely amazing and she is so easy to work with. She had so many creative ideas for all of the shots to truly capture the uniqueness of the space and the feel of the day. We regularly flip through our album and the pictures really do the tell the story and capture the emotions of our favorite day. We would highly recommend her to anyone!”

Christine and Jerry embraced the winter weather for both their engagement photos and the wedding day. They had a precise and creative vision for both, which always makes me happy as we collaborate together. Christine’s gorgeous custom-made Vera Wang gown caught the winter light just perfectly. We did some of the photos in downtown Hoboken, where the couple lives, and the rest on the beautiful mountain top at Natirar.