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Hunter & Bobby's French Chateau Inspired Summer Wedding in New Jersey. 

September 1, 2023

        The morning of Hunter and Bobby's glorious September 1st wedding, I awoke to the weather man on the radio announcing that it was officially the most beautiful day of the year. Not a single cloud in the sky, and a perfect 75°F.  An exquisite start to this French Chateau inspired affair at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ. 

        This wedding was a little extra special for me for several reasons. Firstly, it was my first wedding state-side, and only a mere 45 minutes from my hometown in New York. Secondly, I had the privilege of capturing Hunter and Bobby's surprise live proposal in London! It's a lovely full circle moment to be present at both the proposal and the wedding. Click here to see their engagement session.

        Now on to the details of this unreal wedding that has everyone talking about it online! Let's start with Hunter's something blue: her FIFTEEN beautiful bridesmaids in varying shades of baby blue. Together with the groomsmen, this bridal party was a staggering 25 people in size, which made photographing them all together so much fun. The bridesmaids were down to have some fun with the poses, which resulted in some of my favorite bridal party shots to date. 

        The baby blue color was carried tastefully throughout the rest of the wedding, and could be found in the florals, stationary, and linens, along side more subtle shades of creamy white. Hunter wore a stunning dress designed by Adi Shlomo, veil from Galia Lahav, and nothing less than Jimmy Choos for her shoes. 

        Pleasantdale Chateau was the perfect European inspired venue to host this glamorous American wedding. We certainly weren't short of hidden photo spots, and the light carried just beautifully through the paned windows. After the ceremony in a local church, the party kicked off at the chateau with trio of pop-up bars: Aperol Spritz, Cigar, and Fresh Mozerella! 

        The sun went down, and we ended the night with a lot of dancing and a moment of silence for Hunters stunning dress change. 10/10. 

Flay lay

15 blue dresses

The Jimmy Choos

Hunter in bridal prep

Hunter getting ready

Bridesmaids in their pjs

Hunter and her sister getting ready

Hunter bridal portraits

Hunter in the gardens

Final bridal portrait image

Hunter getting ready for the big reveal with the girls

The big reveal!

Her something blue, all 15 of them.

All I need are my girls

Hunter and her 15 blue bridesmaids

Real Housewives vibes but in the best way

Getting ready to leave for the church

Old fashioned trolly for transport

Nearly there!

Stained glass windows in the church.

The big walk.

Newly weds.

First few minutes as a married couple.

Guests waiting for confetti.

Bridesmaid friends

The confetti reveal

Guests nailing the confetti throw.

Such happiness.

Two groomsmen

They noticed me!

Family photo chaos.


The bride's sister and her family.

"Are we just supposed to watch them kiss" - best man.

Walking group shot.

Bridal party of 25 carefully place with the help of Kathleen Deo.

Black and white bridal party.

All smiles.

Veil by Galia Lahav.

Hunter and Bobby start their couple session.

Veil by Galia Lahav and Dress by Adi Shlomo Bridal.

Close up of the Adi Shlomo dress.

Candids walking up the steps.

Holding hands.

Golden hour with Hunter & Bobby.


Power couple.

Facing the setting sun.

Cocktail hour opens.

Spritz season baby.

Father of the groom and his friends.

Double date.


The first dance.

Dancing to Firestone with sparklers.

Groomsmen partying.

Cake cutting!

Successfully cut.

The outfit changes of all outfit changes.

Overall excitement for this mini dress.

Aperol Spritz was the theme of the evening.

The spritz on the dance floor.

Hunter and Bobby dancing.

Hunter with her Father in Law.

Outfit change photoshoot.


Cute in black and white.

The final song.

Special Mentions:

Photographer: Emily Montay 

Planner: Kathleen Deo Weddings

Venue: Pleasantdale Chateau

Florist: Debbies Designs 

Video: Willow Tree Films

Bridal Hair: Ashley Raibick

Bridal Makeup: Ria Gia

Bridal Party Hair: Gum Drop Hairdressing

Bridal Party Makeup: Bomb Blends and MP Glam

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Dress: Adi Shlomo

Bridal Shop: Bridal Reflections 5th Ave.

Cake: Calandras Bakery

Veil: Galia Lahav. 

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