Amanda and Thomas are a sweet Chateau couple that recently were married here. Amanda was kind enough to share their love story, in addition to their special day with us!

How did you meet?

Thomas and I met while I was in school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Two of my best girlfriends were dating his Thomas’ fraternity brothers. Thomas asked me to a Halloween fraternity date social and it was all downhill from there. 

What is your proposal story?

This is a good one: We were on family vacation in Montego Bay, Jamaica. On our last night of the trip, we were supposed to be taking family pictures on the beach. We got all dressed up and when we went down to the beach, my dad suggested that Thomas and I take pictures together first. We walked out close to the water and buried in the sand was a bottle. Inside the bottle was a strand of shimmer attached to a note that read, “The only thing I want to change about you…he said, is your last name”. When I turned to face Thomas in complete shock, he was down on one knee with the ring of my dreams. It was honestly perfect, our family was there, we had it all on camera, my nails were done (thank goodness), and we were at one of the most gorgeous places on earth. 

Why did you choose Chateau Polonez as the location for the magical day?

We chose Chateau Polonez for our wedding because it was exactly what we were looking for. Chateau Polonez is gorgeous and there’s a certain romantic glow that immediately overcomes you as soon as you arrive. The moment that I walked into the foyer I felt like Belle from Beauty and the Beast; the chandeliers, the grand staircase, the colors of the walls, and THOSE WINDOWS, the romantic walkway outside, the fire wall, gazebo…I mean honestly, what’s not to love about this castle?! Plus, we got to enjoy it all to ourselves for an entire day!!!

What was your favorite part of your wedding day?

Our wedding at Chateau Polonez was a dream come true. Natalia was amazing to work with through and through. As a wedding and event coordinator I had very high expectations and Natalia fulfilled all of these plus more. You can truly tell that she loves her job and is great at it!  Chef Adam’s food was a huge hit…we heard that it was the best food several guests had ever had at a wedding. THANK YOU!!!

Photography by Shanna Glaeser Photography