Red Bank, NJ wedding of Erin & Troy

Planning a wedding is no easy task, let alone doing it from three different continents. Erin & Troy were married in Red Bank, New Jersey, live in Oxford, England and for two months of critical planning time this summer Erin was working in Sierra Leone – with very limited internet service. All while both were pursuing advanced degrees from Oxford to add to their academic accomplishments which include degrees from University of Pennsylvania, Wheaton College, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and California Lutheran University. Clearly this is a couple that is not easily frazzled!

Erin met Troy in Oxford during a visit from the U.S. when her friend Mary arranged a causal run-in between the two. After attending Evensong at New College together with a group of friends, Troy offered to be Erin’s personal tour guide. Even though she had visited Oxford several times before, Erin accepted. The British weather, never failing to disappoint, provided a romantic, rainy afternoon as they visited the meadows of Magdalen and Christ Church Colleges. They ended their day with a long conversation in front of the fireplace at Oxford’s oldest pub, The Bear. After a week of getting to know each other, the couple began a two-year trans-Atlantic relationship that included many expensive phone bills, hundreds of hours on Skype and thousands of frequent flyer miles. Erin moved to Oxford in August 2012 to start work on her master’s degree and less than a year later Troy proposed at Trafalgar Square in London.

A few photos from their beautiful wedding…

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The elusive search for the perfect wedding-day selfie…

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A great bridesmaid knows when the bride is in need of a quick pre-wedding massage…

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Troy’s longtime friend Brian, pastor at Calvary Chapel Malibu, traveled to New Jersey to perform the ceremony. The wedding rings were delivered on a precious box covered with real flowers…

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Moments before the wedding ceremony…

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Troy’s first sight of Erin on their wedding day…

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Best of luck to you both in your future endeavors!

We’ll be posting some reception photos here and some additional wedding images on Facebook later this week, so be sure to check back to tag and share!

Reception: Shadowbrook – Shrewsbury, NJ

DJ: Create Excitement, Ben Domena

Red Bank wedding photographer: Leslie Barbaro