An Incredibly Gorgeous Wedding at The Park Chateau | Corley & John

An Incredibly Gorgeous Wedding at The Park Chateau | Corley & John

As you pull up to the gates of the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens, you are greeted with a grand cobblestone entrance way, pristine gardens and a venue fit for royalty! This day may have started like a few of our recent weddings, with rain. But as the ceremony time got closer, the sky cleared and the sun shined down on John and Corley and the love they share!

Ryan and I are both lucky enough to know the groom, but its funny, because he knew both Ryan and I separately before we even ever met! I went to school with John and Ryan played hockey with him! On the morning of their wedding, we had the privilege of meeting Corley for the very first time, and it was like meeting an old friend.  Corley was super sweet and you could just see the love that she has for John!

Hope you enjoy a little peek into their amazing day!

Vendors Included:

Venue :: Park Chateau Estate & Gardens // Hair & Makeup :: From This Day Forward Hair & Makeup // Bridal Makeup :: Michelle Mayfield // Brides Dress :: Stella York // Dress Shop :: L.A. Bridal // Bridesmaids Dresses :: Christina Wu Celebration // Florist :: Allure Floral Design // DJ :: Eclipse Events // Ukulele Player :: Josh Kekoa // Wedding Cake :: Palermo’s Bakery // Officiant :: Harris Bloom // Leis :: Hawaii Flower Lei

The day started with the ladies getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite! The room is huge and perfectly set up for large bridal parties to get ready! Especially the salon area for hair and makeup!    Corley’s dress was so beautiful, luxurious and elegant!  I am in love with the blush and rose gold bridesmaids dresses from Christina Wu Celebration!  The bride checking out the current weather situation… praying for those blue skies to appear! (Spoiler – they did!!!!)  Corley’s grandmother zipping up her dress!  Checking out how beautiful her daughter Bella looks with her flower crown! While the ladies were getting ready, the boys hung out in the grooms suite, drinking beer and eating bacon that was made especially for them!  Since Corley is Hawaiian, she had lei’s flown in from Hawaii and her grandmother presented each of the groomsmen and John with a lei for the wedding, which symbolizes love and respect.  John dressing their son Noah 🙂  I was so excited that Corley and John decided to do a first look!  It gave us SO much time for photos!

As we approached the staircase, the tears started to build up in Corley’s eyes… it was a good thing that bridal attendant Ashley had tissues ready for her!  (Spoiler alert – Corley needed lots of Ashley’s tissues throughout the day! haha!)  Corley looks so elegant walking down the gorgeous staircase…  John was SO excited to see Corley!!  The library was AMAZING to shoot in as the rain started to ease up outside!  These two… Swoon!  About an hour before the ceremony was due to begin, the rain stopped, so we took advantage and went outside!  Corley!  You are beyond gorgeous my dear! John, you’re not so bad yourself!   John making vows to Corley’s daughter Bella, promising to be the best dad possible for her!  YAY!!  Congratulations Mr & Mrs Feldman!!  The laughter this day was absolutely contagious!  John and Corley, the way they look at one another… there really isn’t anything quite like it.  It’s inspiring. Such an elegant ballroom!  Palermo’s Bakery did an amazing job on the wedding cake!

A Walk-through of the Unforgettable Park Chateau

A Walk-through of the Unforgettable Park Chateau

Ever since starting our wedding photography business 9 years ago, I couldn’t help it but to dream of putting together my own wedding venue. For years, we would visit venues and capture couples amazing weddings, and I would think of all of the wonderful features of each of these venues that I’d want in my own.  I have never visited a venue that had ever feature that I’d want on my checklist – until now!

Your breath is taken away when turning onto the driveway of The Park Chateau. You are greeted with a perfectly landscaped, absolutely gorgeous castle/palace exterior.  At first glance, you feel like royalty.  You enter into a grand lobby with a curved staircase and beautiful paintings on all of the walls.  We were given a tour by Angela, and she was pure delight!  The grooms suite is everything that the men could want!  A bar, comfy couches and all access to a large flat screen TV!  Now, the bridal suite, WOW! Talk about classic elegance! Windows everyone, dark wood floors, and enough room for even the largest bridal party.   Then you turn the corner, and TA-DA! The most perfect room for hair and makeup to be done!  I’m sure hair and makeup artists are going to love every minute of working in this room. From the salon chairs, to the large mirrors to the perfect window lighting!   We then traveled downstairs to the outside patio and took a tour of the cocktail hour rooms at the Park Chateau.  When planning this wedding venue, you could tell that there was so much thought put into every last detail.  If you know me, you know I love to read.  You might also know that I dream of one day having a library in my home ( just like Belle in Beauty and the Beast!). So, when I walked into the library/study at The Park Chateau, I instantly fell in love with this room!  Speaking of every detail being thought out – there is also a wedding chapel on the property.  There are big, dark wooden doors that lead you into a brightly lit room trimmed with the most beautiful wooden beams and chandeliers above your head.  There are more chandeliers on your walk from the cocktail hour rooms to the grand ballroom. You will also pass by the lounge area where guests may gather and wait before the wedding begins.  Talk about a GRAND ballroom! The ballroom is not only bright and beautiful, but it is truly a blank slate.  No matter the bride, or her wedding theme, I feel as though this room has the capability to be transformed to execute every brides wish and dream!    Brides + Grooms, if you’re looking for a beautiful, grand wedding venue that will “WOW” your guests and everyone in attendance, you must do yourself a favor and check out the brand new Park Chateau!  It is everything that I could wish for as a girl/previous bride/photographer!  The thought that went into every aspect is greatly appreciated!