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!
The Bride Getting Ready at the Park Chateau
The day started with the ladies getting ready in the beautiful bridal suite! The bridal suite is huge and perfectly set up for large bridal parties to get ready! Especially the salon area for hair and makeup! Corley’s Stella York dress was so beautiful, luxurious and elegant – the perfect dress for this venue!
The Groom Getting Ready at the Park Chateau
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.
An Emotional First Look on the Grand Staircase
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 looked absolutely flawless as she descended the staircase and John’s reaction says it all, about how he felt when he saw her!
Romantic Bride & Groom Portraits at the Park Chateau
The library was amazing to shoot in, as the rain started to east up outside! However, about an hour before the ceremony was due to begin, the rain stopped!! So, while the staff set up for their outdoor ceremony, we took advantage of that time and captured some outdoor photos of this so-in-love couple!
A Sentimental Ceremony in the Gardens
As Corley and her dad walked out of the chapel, and down the walkway, she took everyones breath away! They had an awesome ceremony, performed by Harris Bloom! He was amazing! During the ceremony, John made vows to Corley’s daughter, Bella, promising to be the best daddy possible to her! I dont think there was a dry eye among their family and friends!
Bridal Party & Bride and Groom Portraits in the Gardens at the Park Chateau
More portraits? Yes please! We took a few more photos of the bridal party, before they were allowed to attend the awesome cocktail hour that Park Chateau presents!! We then had some time alone with the new Mr & Mrs!! The way they look at each other, there just isn’t anything else like it. You could seriously FEEL the love that surrounds them!
A Fun Park Chateau Wedding Reception in the Grand Ballroom
When we dream of an elegant ballroom, this is what shows up in our heads! When the Park Chateau was built, not a detail was missed! The grand ballroom can truly be made into whatever you want, OR you can keep it minimal and just enjoy the elegance of the room!
Park Chateau Wedding 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