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Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding | Gina & Ryan

Their Wedding Day: Pleasantdale Chateau Wedding

Okay, Gina & Ryan’s Pleasantdale Chateau wedding was pretty much a FAIRYTALE!!! The Pleasantdale Chateau is such a cool venue with so many different nooks and backdrops that make for the dreamiest photos! We had a blast taking photos all over the gorgeous grounds and interiors! I loved what Gina wrote when she first reached out to me and told me about her wedding vision! She totally made that vision come to life for their big day!

Gina said, “Plesantdale Chateau has a European Chateau feel. It is elegant but in a non-traditional way. It has a unique vibe with greenery in one room, a blue glass like room with a couch & decor, a big outdoor area for cocktails, etc. We want our wedding to be elegant with a touch of modern! We want to add lots of light florals and neutral colors & brightness!” Just wait til you see the photos! The vision was perfect! 🙂 But before we dive in, I have to share some of Gina & Ryan’s love story! (If you want to see more of Gina & Ryan, check out their Belmar engagement session blog post here!)

Their Love Story

When I asked Gina & Ryan to share with me one thing they love about each other, Gina said, “love Ryan’s positive outlook on absolutely everything, he finds the good in every situation! He is well liked by everyone who meets him. Also his patience with me, and sense of humor.” Ryan said, “Gina is incredibly thoughtful and loving to me, her friends, and her family. She always puts others before herself and is an incredible friend. She’s loyal, loving, and passionate.”

Gina & Ryan first met in college at the University of Delaware. They knew each other freshman year through mutual friends but didn’t interact much. Gina said, “At the beginning of sophomore year, we invited him and his friends (my mutual friends) over to my apartment for a big pregame party we were having. I told my friends I thought he was cute. We hit it off that night- and then we dated for mostly the rest of sophomore year! We actually broke up that summer – which was hard because we knew we wanted to be together but it wasn’t the right timing. Then, senior year we rekindled and have been together ever since!!”

The Proposal

You HAVE to hear about Ryan’s proposal to Gina!! It’s so good! Gina tells the story best, “We live in NYC two buildings down from Gramercy Park. It was a Saturday last October and I thought I was going to dinner and then to see a Broadway show with my mom, sister, best friend and her mom. I had picked out an outfit and my friend even called the store to tell them I was getting engaged and not going to a show!”

“Ryan and I go to a dinner every end of October for his job, it’s the Hole in the Wall Gang camp for children with cancer. He works with the restaurant group who sponsors it. The dinner was that following Tuesday. He told me he had a happy hour event prior to the dinner at 5 pm on Saturday at the hotel next to our apartment and asked me to come before my dinner. When I got downstairs to the hotel and he asked for a woman who led us into Gramercy Park! He proposed in the Park and then we took photos and he led me to a bar where all of our family and friends were waiting. It was amazing :)”

To the Newlyweds

Gina & Ryan, thank you so much for having me be a part of your incredibly special day! I loved getting to celebrate you two and your marriage! Enjoy your honeymoon and keep soaking up all the newlywed bliss after such a long journey of wedding planning! You two deserve it!!! I am so grateful for you guys! Sending you both all my love! xoxo


2nd Photographer – Ashley Schneider
Photo Assistant – Ryan Hardin
Ceremony Venue – Saint Teresa of Avila Church
Venue – Pleasantdale Chateau
Hair Stylist – BeYOUtiful Bride
MUA – Makeup by Michele Eva & Glam by Alex Natoli
Florist – Laurelwood Designs
DJ – Time Machine Entertainment
Videographer – Above & Beyond Wedding Studio
Invitation Suite – The AV Design Factory
Signage & Paper Goods – The Jess Press
Dress Designer – Maria Farbinni
Dress Boutique – Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Hair Piece – Bridal Styles Boutique
Engagement Ring – Seawave Diamonds NYC
Wedding Band – Gerald Peters Jewelry
Groom Attire, Shoes & Tie – Suit Supply
Cake & Catering – Pleasantdale Chateau
Bridesmaid Dress Designer – Jenny Yoo & Amsale
Bridesmaid Dress Boutique – Brideside
Groomsmen Attire – Generation Tux
Bridal Party Transportation & Rolls Royce – BBZ Limousine
Hotel Transportation – Joe’s Limousine

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