Valentina & Eugene
It is always a pleasure to meet a bride who knows exactly what she wants and expects from her photographers. Valentina did her research and wanted to find a team who could bring her ideas to life for her wedding with Eugene. Because we take the portrayal of love through photography most seriously, we were honored when she asked us to capture her vision at the Pleasantdale Chateau wedding venue.
Imagine an escape in the middle of an urban area, like entering a secret world. The Pleasantdale Chateau wedding venue is exactly like that with its medley of beautiful gardens, ponds, charming gazebos, and divine landscaping. The grandeur of this estate features historic ornaments dating from the 17th century onward, grand halls, and exquisite rooms – ideal for a bride that dreams of a luxurious wedding!
It is easy to get lost in all the beauty of this venue, so we meticulously planned the whole day. The VEIL had special meaning to Valentina so Chiaki dedicated an entire Boudoir session featuring this cherished piece. Continuing, we did a session that portrayed the bride & groom with the whole wedding party. Taking advantage of the majestic beauty of the Pleasantdale Chateau wedding venue, we took our time to do the portrait session in the gardens, near the ponds and gazebos. Could literally spend the whole day shooting at this place! Photographed so many picturesque scenes like the greenhouse and the Moroccan style pool which was truly exquisite.
The highlight was the reception. When the entertainment is spot on, everything is better, and the amazing band that played elevated this whole luxurious wedding to another level. The lead musician brought the house down by surprising the newlyweds with a special folkloric performance in honor of the couple’s cultural background!
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