Can you believe this place is located in the heart of Chandler, Arizona?! I had driven by the fairytale-like Chateau de Vie numerous times, and always admired it from afar! I knew it was a wedding venue, and it had been added to my bucket list many months prior! My sweet friend Meagan of Meagan Gibson Photography asked if I would assist her with photographing her couple, Travis & Via, on their February wedding day! How could I resist?!
Pulling in to the driveway for the first time was so surreal; I couldn’t believe I was actually on the property! On the long winding driveway, I could see a beautiful lake and wooden dock off to the side, sprinkled with lots of bright flower bushes and dainty white bridges. The lawn was fully green and freshly cut. I hadn’t seen that much grass since Will & Bethany’s wedding last June in Kansas!
Walking up to the large chestnut doors, I felt like I walked in to a fairytale! Meagan gave me a quick tour of this elegant house and lush outdoor areas, which got me even more excited for the couple to arrive!
Via was such a sweet and beautiful bride! Her champagne-colored dress was beaded and jeweled to perfection. Her bride tribe was so fun too, they were doting on Via the whole time, making sure she had the best day! The groom, Travis, was so “in” to the photos, and had so many creative ideas! Also, I’ve never seen something so entertaining as watching Travis & his groomsmen try to fold their pocket squares and put on their boutonnieres! LOL!
This fun couple paired with this fairytale venue had this photographer’s heart SO full and happy! Congratulations Travis & Via on becoming Mr. and Mrs.!