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Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Summer wedding inspiration photos from a luxurious celebration at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ.
Summer wedding inspiration photos from a luxurious celebration at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, NJ.

When Anushka and Varun envisioned their perfect wedding day, they imagined sunshine, laughter, and a touch of timeless elegance. Their summer celebration at the iconic Pleasantdale Chateau in New Jersey exceeded those dreams, and we — a husband and wife photography team — were honored to capture every precious moment in our signature candid, documentary style. We believe in creating an experience that’s as unforgettable as your love story. Learn more about our approach.

A Picture-Perfect Summer Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau

The Emotional Heart of the Day: First Looks & Letter Exchanges

Anushka’s Bridal Suite Preparations

The day began in the luxurious suites of Pleasantdale Chateau. Anushka, surrounded by her bridesmaids, beamed with radiant joy as she prepared for the day.

Varun and His Groomsmen: Laughter & Support

Meanwhile, Varun and his groomsmen shared laughs and moments of quiet support. The anticipation in the air was electric!

Emotional First Looks: Tears of Joy

Anushka’s first look with her father was a moment of pure emotion. Tears of love and pride flowed between them, a scene we captured with the utmost sensitivity. Then came the first look with Varun—a joyous mix of excitement and the sweetest smiles radiating from the couple.

Capturing the raw emotion of these intimate moments is so important to us. If you’re curious about how we capture such authentic moments, check out our blog post on ‘The Power of Storytelling: How to Capture the Emotions of Your Wedding Day’.

A vibrant Indian couple celebrates their wedding day at the beautiful Pleasantdale Chateau in Northern New Jersey.

Exchanging Hearts: Letters and Bubbles

Anushka and Varun had a beautiful tradition of exchanging letters before the ceremony. It was a private moment for them to reflect on their love and promises, adding another layer of intimacy to their wedding story. As they said their vows at St. Philomena Church, the joy culminated in a storm of celebratory bubbles from their loved ones. Planning your own multicultural wedding ceremony? Our Ultimate NJ/NY Indian Wedding Timeline guide can help ensure a smooth flow and stress-free photos!

Pleasantdale Chateau: A Fairytale Reception Setting

From the moment they arrived at Pleasantdale Chateau, Anushka and Varun were met by breathtaking scenery. Lush gardens, historic architecture—it was a photographer’s paradise! The reception decor was simply exquisite: white roses, touches of pink, and shimmering gold accents transformed the ballroom into a fairytale setting.

Romantic photo of the couple's first dance at their Pleasantdale Chateau wedding in New Jersey.

Love, Laughter, and Dancing the Night Away

Heartfelt speeches brought tears and roars of laughter. And as the live band struck up, the dance floor was ablaze with energy. It was impossible not to be swept up in the infectious joy of Anushka and Varun’s celebration.

NJ Wedding Photographers Capturing Timeless Moments

Anushka and Varun, your wedding day was a testament to your love and the beautiful life you’re building together. We are so grateful to have played a part in preserving these memories. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Want to see more stunning weddings at this venue? Browse our Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding Photography Guide for endless inspiration.

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Planning your dream wedding, but feeling overwhelmed by the timeline? Our expert NJ & NY Indian wedding timeline guide can help you create a stress-free plan.

The Creative Team

Photography: https://www.ishanfotografi.com/

Wedding & Event Planner: https://www.reveledeventsdesign.com/

Catholic Ceremony: https://www.stphilomena.org/

Reception Venue: https://pleasantdale.com/

Makeup & Hair: https://www.theloungehairstudio.com/

Band: https://hanklane.com/

DJ: https://www.djrajminocha.com/

Floral & Event Design: https://www.floriographydesigns.com/

Rentals: http://www.alanpartyrentals.com/

Wedding Dress: https://www.sarehnouri.com/

Wedding Lehenga: https://seemagujral.com/

Tux: https://suitsupply.com/en-us/

Stationery: https://invitationsbydamore.com/ 

Ceremony caterer: https://tandooriflames.us/

Did Anushka and Varun’s wedding inspire you? Share your own favorite wedding moments and tag us @ishanfotografi! We love seeing beautiful celebrations of love.


Storytellers of love


Ishan is innovative, quick-paced & tech-savvy. Preeti is artistic with a formal education in both photography & design.

Together, we use our individual yet complementary skills & styles to create timeless photos ​​​​​​​you'll cherish for a lifetime.

Combining our strategic vision with artistic eye, we create a unique experience that reflects your personal story & meaningful photos.