An Elegant, Classic Wedding with a Rustic Twist at the Bonnet Island Estate in Manahawkin, New Jersey

Alexandria (Alex) Sukiennik (26 and a sales manager at Pickle Licious) and Mark Chan (26 and works in repo trading at Bank of America) added glam touches and bold purples to their beach wedding, which also highlighted its small-town charm.

“I love color and wanted each bridesmaid to showcase her own style by wearing a separate color,” Alex says. “It looked ombre all within the purple family.” Purple blooms also popped from hydrangea-filled wood centerpieces and topped the buttercream cake.

For the reception, Alex slipped into a flirty cocktail dress featuring a lace bodice, open keyhole back and short feather skirt. Dinner and dancing took place inside the estate’s main building, a hall with dramatic vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows boasting views of the bay.