Bride and Groom portrait in greenhouse at Pleasantdale Chateau

A Spring Wedding at Pleasantdale Chateau I was super excited about Carlie and Nick’s wedding day. First of all, you couldn’t ask for a nicer, more considerate couple than these two. They even planned their wedding from the perspective of their guests, making sure that every decision catered to their loved ones to ensure a […]


Bride and Groom portrait in greenhouse at Pleasantdale Chateau

May 31, 2023

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Spring Showers and May Flowers I have a little “brag box” on my wedding questionnaire that I send to all of my couples a few weeks before their wedding. Sometimes I get a few bullet point remarks, other times I get a story. I received a story from Katherine, and I absolutely loved it. I […]

Spring Wedding Day at Fiddler’s Elbow If “spring showers bring May flowers” then we are in for a floral May! I traveled back and forth from FL to NJ for the last two weekends of April and sunny days were a rarity in the time spent in the northeast. These rainy conditions continued into Ally […]

Vibrant Autumn Wedding at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club Taylor loves the fall! Not only is it the most colorful time of the year, but it’s also Taylor’s birthday month. With so much to celebrate every autumn, it’s no wonder that she and John decided on a peak fall weekend for their wedding day! Taylor and […]

A Heartfelt Summer Wedding at Fiddler’s Elbow Kristen and Santiago met each other quite a few times before they became “Kristen and Santi.” Over the years, meeting at mutual friend’s parties, or day trips to the beach, each time one or both were in a relationship. It wasn’t until one Thanksgiving when they met again, […]

A Classic Spring Wedding at Fiddler’s Elbow Is there anything sweeter than two people in love? The only thing sweeter, is two people in love on their wedding day. In every picture I have of Colleen and Ilya together, it’s like the outside world fades away. Ilya spent the entire day either staring lovingly or […]

Summer Arrives Early at Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club I love Emily and Joe’s story. They didn’t meet on an app, they didn’t meet in a bar. Joe worked for Emily’s father, who told him that he had “a nice daughter.” The rest is history. I think “nice daughter” is an understatement. Emily is truly one […]

Married At Last, Again Building a relationship is hard work. Those early days of finding the right person to start life’s journey with. It’s hard work, but at some point in the relationship building process, the pieces just fall into place. Conversation comes easily, a foundation of trust is built and you share milestones together. […]

Caitlin and Matt love the fall, so planned their wedding for early November in hopes of getting as much fall foliage as possible. Their wedding last Friday did not disappoint! We started our day at Fiddler’s Elbow, where Caitlin and Matt got ready separately, so they could share their first look with each other as […]

Last year we celebrated with Jess and Kevin at their church wedding ceremony, and a small backyard wedding. It was beautiful! Somehow, Jess and Kevin have picked the most beautiful wedding days, because over one year later, they had the same gorgeous day, albeit a little more crisp fall air! While having to postpone one’s […]

A Timeless Fall Wedding at Fiddler’s As we prepared for Katie‚Äôs wedding last Saturday, she mentioned that she wanted a look of traditional elegance with a touch of fall, but not as though they were trying too hard. The elegant traditional wedding cannot be overdone of course, but the fall overtones can be! Katie wanted to […]

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A Spring Wedding at Bay Head Yacht Club Kallan spent her summers as a child down the shore, where her parents and grandparents shared the neighboring houses at end of the block in Bay Head. Later in life, with Matt, they spent the work from home months cooped up at the beach house to escape […]

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