This Park Chateau Wedding Was a Garden Come to Life

May 12, 2024 | justine

Danielle and Nicholas dreamed of a wedding that was unique, intentional, and elegant. Their journey began with the bridal shower–hinting at the magic of their upcoming celebration–as they poured their hearts into the theme. It all came seamlessly together at their Park Chateau wedding, adorned with soft earthy hues and gentle pastels, surrounded by lush flowers and greenery. It was as if a vibrant garden had sprung to life, making their special day a breathtaking reality.

The expansive property, boasting a gorgeous mansion and manicured gardens, provided the perfect setting for the couple’s ceremony at the stone courtyard. Against the backdrop of the stunning garden landscape, surrounded by their loved ones, the couple exchanged heartfelt vows. Meanwhile, greenery installations and textured arrangements seamlessly brought the outdoors in, softening the opulent aesthetic of their ballroom reception.

If you dream of a wedding adorned with vibrant greenery and blooming flowers, you won’t miss these stunning photos captured by Junebug vendor 4K Wedding Videographer. This celebration is overflowing with inspiration, making it a must-see for anyone planning their dream garden wedding.

The Couple:

Danielle and Nicholas

The Wedding:

Park Chateau, East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

How DIY Touches and a Special Officiant Made Their Park Chateau Wedding Personal to the Couple

We were so nervous that everything would be executed as we envisioned it because we had truly DIYed every aspect of our wedding and coordinated that vision with our vendors. Our favorite part was marrying one another. Nick and I have been together almost nine years after meeting in college. We had envisioned walking down that aisle and seeing one another for the first time for so long. The rabbi who married us has known me my whole life. He did my baby naming, was there for our family in joyous and challenging times, and truly took the time to get to know Nick. Under the chuppah, we kept squeezing each other’s hands, smiling and whispering, “I love you.” It felt so real and personal. We felt like our guests could see how much we loved each other and how excited we were.

Handcrafted Details That Brought Their Wedding Vision to Life

We are definitely most proud of the details. We planned andmade mood boards and PowerPoints for months and months while planning this day. We built every single piece of decor and signage ourselves in our home and even some in our tiny NYC apt before we moved. All our friends and family thought we were in over our heads. Nick and I love to dream, create, and come up with unique ideas, and we have done precisely that for our day. You can see it in the details of all our decor!

Navigating Wedding Planning on a Budget

Nick and I were definitely on a budget when it came to the wedding. I had just finished my medical residency and started working as an Emergency Room Attending Physician, which meant a lot of loans from schooling. We’d also just bought a new home to start a family. We did a great job prioritizing what mattered most and making our money stretch. We made our invitations, spending hours distressing paper, watercolor painting each one, and adding ribbon and wax seals before sending them out. We became experts at DIY projects, from building structures to repurposing items from the bridal shower. Nick’s engineering skills came in handy. Instead of hiring a designer or wedding planner, we did it all, drawing up countless design ideas until everything was perfect. We knew photography was essential, so we didn’t skimp there. Our florist was great at helping us make wise choices with our budget, focusing on critical areas for impact. My cousin’s band, Cause and the Effects, played at our wedding, giving us a family discount. They were terrific, providing live music with their versatile repertoire throughout the event.

How the Bride Kept Her Park Chateau Wedding Look a Secret Until the Aisle

Choosing a dress was a real challenge for me. Having done some bridal modeling before, I had tried on various dresses, but I wanted to find the perfect one for my wedding day. I decided on two, knowing I couldn’t settle on just one style. I also wanted to keep my look a surprise for Nick until I walked down the aisle, which made photos before the ceremony tricky. So, I devised a unique idea: wearing one dress for pictures and changing just before the aisle walk. Only my mom knew about this surprise, keeping everyone else guessing. Nick’s style is simple, traditional, and classic, so I aimed for that during the ceremony with a twist. I was fortunate to meet one of Rita Vinieris’ designers after COVID-19, who made me a custom design, adding a modern, pointed, strapless neckline to a stunning satin dress with a beautiful back adorned with buttons. For my second dress, worn mainly at the reception, I chose a fitted lace gown with intricate applique made by Marina Farbinni, personalized to perfection. For a party look, inspired by my mom’s chic gauntlets from her wedding, I opted for a sleek short dress with a high neck, paired with Loeffler Randall white heels featuring bows, and surprised her by wearing her lace gauntlets. It was such a fun and memorable ensemble.

Transforming a Ballroom Into a Secret Garden Wonderland

One standout feature was the crossing arches adorning the main tables, where flowers cascaded and climbed over, creating a garden-like ambiance down the center. We aimed for height with our florals to add unique flair, opting for a design that stood out from traditional weddings. Our band’s stage was transformed into a living garden, complete with boxes we built, adorned with rattan hanging lights wrapped in vines and flowers. Incorporating our new last name, “Wright,” into our decor became a playful theme: “Welcome, you’re WRIGHT where you belong,” greeted guests, while “WRIGHT this way” guided them to their seats, and “Drinks coming WRIGHT up” beckoned them to the bar. Even our first dance was a labor of love, choreographed to John Legend’s “Conversations in the Dark” after nights of practicing on our checkered dining room floor. We wanted our bridesmaids’ bouquets to evoke the feeling of freshly picked flowers, so we collaborated with our florist to create stunning arrangements in wicker bags. Every detail was chosen with purpose, reflecting our love and intention behind every element of our special day.

The Wedding Team:

Photography  – Jaymo James
Videography – 4K Wedding Videographer
Venue – Park Chateau
Floral Design – TR Floral Design
Live Music – The Cause and the Effects
Invitation Design – The Bride
Makeup Artist – By Alyssaa
Hair Styling – Kristen Okaly
Wedding Dress – Kleinfeld + Wedding Salon of Manhasset
Bridal Accessories – Loeffler Randall
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Rings – Ring Concierge


Congratulations to Danielle and Nicholas on their Park Chateau wedding! A huge thank you goes out to Junebug vendor 4K Wedding Videographer for skillfully capturing all the remarkable details and unforgettable moments that made this celebration truly memorable. To explore more weddings like this one, visit their profile in our directory featuring talented videographers from across the globe.

Whether you’ve already selected your ideal garden location or are considering incorporating outdoor elements indoors, explore our floral guide for planning your own flower-filled celebration. Armed with these ideas, a top-notch florist, and a skilled team of vendors, you can create the garden-themed event you’ve always envisioned!

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