{Real Wedding Story} Modern Country | Robert & Ashley

BRIDE & GROOM: Robert & Ashley Boulton

WEDDING DATE: September 14th, 2019

LOCATION: Hernder Estate Wines (hernder. com) St. Catharines, ON  “We wanted a modern/ country/rustic venue and the barn is as absolutely beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. We also loved how private the location was. The pond out front for the ceremony and added such a nice background for photos. The wine barrel room is perfect for photos and the wine barrels placed around the location added a nice touch.” – A

PHOTOGRAPHY: Haskell Photography (haskellphotos.com) St. Catherines, ON “My sister is a wedding coordinator and she highly recommended David Haskell. He has done many weddings at her venue. We looked at his portfolio and loved what we saw. David is so down to earth, funny, and has a lot of experience. You can tell he takes pride in his work. My favorite part of the photos was how he made sure we relaxed and laughed and connected with each other! We got some amazing photos that are keepsakes forever.” – A

THEME: “Our theme was country with lots of wood décor, blush and burlap napkins. The flowers were blush and white.” – A

GUESTS: 140

BUDGET: $40,000

FLORALS: Sobeys, Fort Erie

DIY: “All of our décor was DIY. I am thankful for my handy husband. We did all the centrepieces ourselves. We bought tin letters to spell love and Robert drilled lights into them. We had our initials on our receiving table that we also added lights to. We had wood pieces and added vinyl letters.” – A

FAV DÉCOR ELEMENT: “My favourite décor element was my tin LOVE letters that stood in front of our head table. I also loved our guest book that was a piece of live edge with our names and wedding date lasered into it. After everyone signed it we added a top coat to it and it now hangs in our living room. We get to read all the well wishes anytime we walk by it.” – A

CAKE: Ruth – Niagara College (niagaracollege.ca) Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

BRIDE ATTIRE: Second Dance Bridal (seconddance.ca) St. Catherines, ON

BRIDESMAIDS ATTIRE: Macy’s (macys.com)

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Moores Clothing for Men (♥) (mooresclothing.com) Niagara, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: Love’s in the Hair (lovesinthehair.com) Toronto, ON

FAVOURS: “In lieu of wedding favours we did a donation to the MS Society of Canada (mssociety.ca) as my younger brother was recently diagnosed.” – A

BEST MEMORY: “The entire day! I can’t think of just one thing because the whole day was amazing. I wish I could relive that day over again. Hernder’s staff was absolutely amazing in every way possible. Penny, the wedding coordinator, literally takes care of everything and she keeps everyone calm. She is amazing at what she does.” – A

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “My only advice would be to enjoy the day because it is so unfair how fast it goes. Take a couple of minutes out of every hour to look around, just breathe, and take it all in.” – R&A

Featured in the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of The Wedding Ring Magazine

MORE ABOUT HERNDER ESTATES WINERY | Hernder Estate Winery offers everything in one location. Outdoor ceremonies, photos and indoor receptions with two rooms to choose from. To find out more, email Hernder directly using the form below. 🙂

Haskell Photography, Hernder Estate Wines, Love's in the Hair, Macy's, Moores Clothing For Men, MS Society of Canada, Niagara College, Real Wedding Stories, Second Dance Bridal, The Wedding Ring Magazine Spring/Summer 2020