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Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding: Erica + Bryan

The Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, New Jersey is a stunning location to have a wedding! The grounds and the building are gorgeous! And, if you are looking for a wedding photographer who is familiar with the location, I live right nearby.

We can talk about that more later…

Do you like weddings filled with fun, emotion, and lots of details? You do? Well, then this beautiful Summer wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau is right up your alley. Check it out…

Sparkly wedding shoes and jewelry photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
Wedding dress details photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
Sparkly wedding shoes photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Erica taking a few moments during the ‘getting ready’ portion of the day to copy down her vows…

Bride writing her vows photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

While the gentlemen tried to figure out how to tie a bow tie. Seriously, guys?!? I wrote a whole blog post with a video about that. To be fair, I think they were actually watching my video.

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

I love ‘first looks’. For one, they allow for a more relaxed pacing to the day of the wedding. We can take care of portraits before the ceremony and you get to enjoy your cocktail hour and reception without worrying about jamming in all the photos. This is the first time the couple stood back to back and walked five paces before turning around. It was like a Wild West duel…without the guns…and a lot more love!

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

A pool! This place has a pool. Not that I would recommend taking a dip in your wedding duds. But the still blue water does make for some gorgeous reflections.

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

And here we have the “Game of Thrones” portrait…

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

We started off referring to this shot as the “Kardashians Christmas Card” photo but it became the “CLUE Wedding Party Photo”…the bride…in the library…with the poker!

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

But we are not complete without an old school boy band style shot.

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Someone is excited for the ceremony!

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

“Hey, we’re married!!!”

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Guests were seated by how they knew the couple.

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

And how about this amazingly beautiful cake by Sylvia Weinstock? More on that later…

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

This, my friends, is how you enter your wedding reception – with conviction!

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Do you think people were having fun?

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

I am pretty sure Erica was!

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Oh, did I mention there was an actual dance off? Yes, two groups of friends lined up across from each other and danced off as ‘crews’. It was one of the most awesome things I have seen at a wedding reception.

New Jersey wedding reception photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Now, back to that cake. Stunning, right?

Fabulous Sylvia Weinstock wedding cake photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
Cutting the wedding cake photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

It was so beautiful, Erica started crying cutting into it!

New Jersey wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
Bride and groom photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Thank you, Erica and Bryan, for allowing me to be a part of your incredible day!

Bride and groom photographed by Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

Wedding Vendor Team

Wedding Photography: Casey Fatchett Photography | Event Venue: Pleasantdale Chateau | Wedding Dress: L’Fay Bridal | Flowers: Jerry Rose | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes | Musicians / Band: Hank Lane Music | Makeup Artist: Jeannie Costanzo | Hair Stylist: Guillotine Salon and Spa | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Tejani | Second Photographer: Angel

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