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Summer Wedding at The Pleasantdale Chateau


Discover the charm of a summer wedding at The Pleasantdale Chateau, a gem in the heart of West Orange, NJ. Within its 40 acres of breathtaking landscape, this venue promises an extraordinary celebration that feels deeply personal. Moreover, let us share a story close to our hearts – a tale of love and joy, uniquely unfolding in this magical setting. From the first look to the final toast, every moment is captured with care, mirroring our dedication to creating memorable experiences. Consequently, at The Pleasantdale Chateau, your special day is not just an event; it’s a cherished partnership woven with professionalism, empathy, and a genuine appreciation for your journey.

Preparation and Ceremony

The journey begins at The Pleasantdale Chateau, where the bride and groom prepare for their big day. Then, on to the iconic Riverside Church, where their vows were exchanged amidst the grandeur of the city skyline. As the ceremony concluded, guests were escorted to the stunning gardens of The Pleasantdale Chateau for cocktail hour, where they sipped on signature cocktails and indulged in gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

Summer Wedding at The Pleasantdale Chateau – A Captivating Venue

As I walked into the tranquil embrace of The Pleasantdale Chateau, I was swept away by its timeless elegance, a feeling I’ve seen mirrored in the faces of countless guests over the years. From the lush gardens that seem to whisper stories of love and commitment to the ornate ballrooms that hold the echoes of joyful celebrations, every corner of this venue pulses with charm and sophistication. I have had the pleasure of photographing dozens of weddings at The Pleasantdale Chateau, each with its own unique vibe. The Pleasantdale Chateau, nestled in the scenic embrace of West Orange, NJ, is more than just a venue; it’s a historic estate that has played a backdrop to some of the most beautiful chapters in people’s lives. With its stunning architecture and sprawling grounds that span over 40 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, serene greenery, and tranquil ponds, it offers a setting that’s not just about making memories; it’s about creating legacies. When guests step onto the grounds, their reactions are always the same—a mixture of awe and immediate affection. The majesty of the chateau, with its grand façade and welcoming staircase, promises an unforgettable day not just for the couple but for everyone whose lives they touch. Inside, the luxury of the ballrooms, shining with crystal chandeliers and adorned with the finest furnishings, crafts an atmosphere of romance and warmth.

Photo Documentation

As the sun began to set, my lens captured the joy, laughter, and love shared by the newlyweds and their guests. From candid shots to posed portraits, each photograph encapsulates the essence of the day’s festivities.From the moment the bride slipped into her gown to the tearful embraces shared with loved ones, every moment was immortalized through my lens. As a luxury wedding photographer, my goal is to not only document the events of the day but also capture the emotions and memories that will last a lifetime.


Choosing The Pleasantdale Chateau for a summer wedding is like stepping into a dream for couples desiring a picturesque backdrop for their unforgettable day. Moreover, the venue’s stunning landscapes and timeless elegance promise to weave memories that will be treasured forever. Consequently, from the heartfelt exchange of vows to the joyous last dance, every moment celebrates love, laughter, and happiness. As a luxury wedding photographer, I find it deeply rewarding to capture these fleeting moments, preserving them for you to cherish for years. Additionally, my passion for photography matches my commitment to creating a warm, personal experience for each couple I work with. Therefore, it’s a privilege to be part of your special day, and I approach this responsibility with both professionalism and a heartfelt desire to see your wedding dreams realized. Together, we’ll create a beautiful narrative of your love story, captured in moments of genuine emotion and beauty. Furthermore, are you on the brink of beginning a beautiful journey filled with love and joy? We’re here to walk beside you. My wedding photography services are more than just capturing moments; they’re about capturing the essence of your unique story. With a blend of professionalism and a heartfelt understanding of what this day means to you, I am committed to bringing your vision to life. Importantly, my experience has taught me the importance of every smile, tear, and embrace. My team and I are excited to join your journey as photographers and partners to celebrate and immortalize your love story.

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Every wedding is a time to celebrate the significant commitment of unconditional love for each other. The love we saw in the eyes of Elise and Richard! The Proposal After graduation from the university they both attended, Elise and Richard picked their own paths in life. An alumni event in Manhattan in 2017 reunited them […]

“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.