Purple Wedding at The English Manor by The Markows

The color purple has become and increasingly popular color choice for weddings. After seeing so many gorgeous celebrations, including today’s featured real wedding, we’re sure you’ll love this regal shade just as much as we do. With pretty details captured by The Markows and an adorable love story, this purple wedding held at The English Manor is about to make your Tuesday a little more bright.

Purple Wedding at The English Manor by The MarkowsKristyn and Stephen were mere acquaintances following their initial meeting at a fitness center in March of 2010. They were friendly with each other, just chatting every so often until Stephen asked Kristyn for her phone number. The two went out a couple weeks later and ended up having a great time. “After that date, I hoped he was going to approach me again, and he sure did,” Kristyn shared. A few months later their relationship became exclusive, which began the journey to happily ever after.

Wedding rings | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

A-line Wedding Gown | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Purple bridal bouquet | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Bridal Prep | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine“Finding my wedding gown was a fun experience. I tried it on once and then continued shopping. After trying on about 20-30 gowns, I went back to Cinderella Bridals to try it on again. I knew it was the one.”

Bridal portraits | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Wedding ceremony at St. Agnes Church | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Wedding ceremony at St. Agnes Church | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride MagazineThe couple chose to exchange vows at the church that Stephen grew up attending. He had a lot of memories at St. Agnes Church and always hoped to get married at the church where his parents also tied the knot.

Newlyweds at St. Agnes Church | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Wedding Portraits | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Purple Wedding at The English Manor by The Markows

Bridal Party | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride MagazineUpon walking into The English Manor, Kristyn and Stephen were impressed by the warm and intimate feel of the facility, as well as the staff who welcomed them with open arms. “The staff was extremely helpful when it came to questions we had. They weren’t pushy, and we had an overall wonderful experience,” Kristyn shared. In addition, they loved the beautiful grounds and that the facility only hosts one wedding at a time.

Purple Wedding at The English Manor by The Markows

Escort card display at The English Manor | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Purple Tablescapes at The English Manor | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Purple centerpieces, escort cards, and menu cards | The English Manor | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

First Dance at The English Manor| Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride MagazineAs Kristyn and Stephen shared their first dance to “Then” by Brad Paisley, the two mentioned they embraced the moment and didn’t even notice there were 150 guests watching on.

First Dance at The English Manor| Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride MagazinePurple floral wedding cake | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Wedding Traditions | Cake Cutting | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Ice cream cones at The English Manor | Photography by The Markows | Contemporary Bride Magazine

Purple Wedding at The English Manor by The MarkowsThe Proposal: Three years into their courtship, Kristyn and Stephen visited his family’s cabin in Pennsylvania―a place that has special meaning to the couple. As the two were enjoying a walk around the pond one evening, Kristyn was surprised to turn around to find Stephen on one knee. To make the proposal even more magical, Stephen had his sister capture every moment on camera and arranged to have Kristyn’s parents arrive that evening so they could celebrate with everyone.
Bride’s favorite memory of the day: Kristyn enjoyed spending time with her husband and bridal party during the trolley ride after the ceremony.
Groom’s favorite memory of the day: Watching Kristyn walk down the aisle was Stephen’s favorite memory of the day.
Do you have any advice for couples that are planning their wedding? The day absolutely flies by and just enjoy every minute of it. The headaches over little things aren’t worth it at all, everything ends up perfect.
What are you currently enjoying or looking forward to as a couple? Kristyn and Stephen are finishing renovations on their house and look forward to starting a family in the near future.

Purple Wedding at The English Manor by The MarkowsCeremony Location: St. Agnes Church / Celebrant: Deacon Ray / Reception Location: The English Manor / Photographer: The Markows / Videographer: Elite Video / Entertainment: Elite Entertainment / Florist: Guaranteed Plants & Florist / Limousine Service: Long Branch Trolley Company / Cake Designer: Tinton Falls Pastry Chef / Bridal Salon & Veil: Cinderella Bridals / Shoes: David’s Bridal / Formal Attire: Tuxedo Park / Invitations: McGinnis Printing / Hair Salon: Hair and Company / Makeup Artist: Caitlin Massa / Jeweler: Private / Honeymoon Location: Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

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