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Real Couples | Beth and Marc

Beth and Marc are such troopers! They are the last of my displaced Elk Manor couples. Luckily they had a little over a year to find a new venue when Elk Manor closed unexpectedly. Their new venue is still on the water and it should be a beautiful wedding day! I am so excited to see these two get married.

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How did you two meet?

One was in PA, the other in VA. How did we bridge 150 miles and several states? One Click.

It all started on eHarmony. Marc was at the end of his subscription, while Beth was at the beginning. Each of us having no luck in finding a partner in crime, until an errant message on the site prompted Marc to increase the geographical range of his searches and then Bam! The picture of beauty and intelligence appeared as an option and Marc’s mind was made up. This was the woman he was going to reach out to. Thankfully, Beth saw the same in me and a match was set.

After months of communicating on the site, texting each other, phone calls (one even 8 hours long!), and a few work trips in between, the date was finally set. November 15th, 2015 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA was the day that we first laid eyes on one another and a 12 hour date later our hearts opened. Ever since that day our hearts have remained open to each other and as the solace between us continues to grow as I moved from one state to another the bond between us grew stronger.

One click was all it took for our happiness to begin anew with each other.

How did he propose?
I proposed to Beth on Christmas morning 2015. I purchased the ring and told Beth that it wouldn’t be ready until after the new year, little did she know I already had the ring in hand and was planning to surprise her on Christmas morning. This part is important because I had involved Beth in the choosing and designing of the ring, and due to to this she thought she couldn’t be surprised. Long story short, she was so surprised she couldn’t speak and had to be asked twice what her answer was.
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What has been your favorite part of wedding planning?
Beth’s favorite part was selecting the music for the ceremony and reception. She is an uber audiophile! Marc’s favorite part was the food tasting and selecting the different types of cakes.
What is one piece of advice you can give to a bride planning her wedding right now?
Don’t rush the engagement or wedding planning. Enjoy being engaged, give yourself time to plan and help avoid nervous breakdowns. We recommend at least a year and a half from proposal to wedding (that way you can be sure to get the venue you want)
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What are you most looking forward to about your wedding day?
No lie, having it being over… but that’s a bit morose. (Hey, they speak the truth and I appreciate that!) We are looking forward to spending time with friends and family celebrating. Also seeing all of our planning come to life, with the help of our amazing wedding coordinator. Most importantly getting to see each other and making promises to love each other through thick and thin.
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Kriston Bethel Photography