{Real Wedding Story} Rustic elegance at Hernder Estate | Carmen & Brittany

BRIDE & GROOM: Carmen & Brittany

WEDDING DATE: June 29th, 2019

LOCATION: Hernder Estate Wines (hernder.com) St. Catharines, ON  “Hernder Estate Wines is a breathtaking location. It has such a warm, cozy feel to it that it feels like home ~ it was an added bonus that we met there!” – B

PHOTOGRAPHY: Chelsea Green Photography (chelseagreenphotography.com) Niagara, ON “There are no words to describe what an incredible experience it was to work with both Chelsea and Stephanie. They are both so passionate about their work, incredibly kind and so down to earth. They both made having our pictures taken feel so natural and comfortable! Chelsea and Stephanie capture amazing candid photos that you don’t even know are being taken in the moment; this was so special to look back on!” – B

THEME: “The overall theme and colour scheme for our wedding day was neutrals, neutrals and neutrals! There is already so much detail at Hernder Estate Wines; both inside and out, we loved the rustic feel and didn’t want to take away from that. Our inspiration was a mix of rustic, elegant, and an overall romantic feel. There’s just something so refreshing and romantic about neutrals, and it’s our overall preference for everything. There were a lot, and I mean a lot of people who tried encouraging us to add colour but we are happy we stuck to our gut~ everything was perfect!” – B

# GUESTS: 240

BUDGET: $50,000

FLORALS: The Watering Can (thewateringcan.ca) Vineland, ON

LINENS & CHAIRCOVERS: Gotcha Covered (gotchacovered.ca) Port Colborne, ON

DÉCOR: Stuff by Chris (stuffbychris.com) St. Catherines, ON

DÉCOR RENTALS: Joani Wedding Décor (joaniweddingdecor.com) St. Catherines, ON

CAKE: Cake Queens (cakequeens.ca) Grimsby, ON

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Collins Formal Wear (♥) (collinsformalwear.com) St. Catherines, ON

BRIDE ATTIRE: Bella Mia Bridal (bellamiabridal.com) Hamilton, ON

HAIR & MAKEUP: Lavish Flair Hair & Makeup (lavishflair.com) Toronto, ON

VIDEOGRAPHER: Dave Tebbutt

PHOTOBOOTH: The Bloom Booth (thebloombooth.com) Beamsville, ON

BEST MEMORY: “SO many ‘best’ memories of our wedding! Definitely seeing each other the first time during our first look, and being announced in as husband and wife! We also loved celebrating with everyone we loved in the same room, you could feel the love and happiness in the room and this is something we will never forget.” – B

ADVICE, ONE COUPLE TO ANOTHER: “Preplan as much as you can! We tried to do as much as we could as early as possible, when the wedding day came there was less to do and we were able to enjoy the planning process without as much stress. Also keeping in mind that everything doesn’t go according to plan. It’s a day where you really have to go with the flow, enjoy the moment and BE together to celebrate the beginning of this new chapter!” – B&C

Featured in the Fall/Winter 2019 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. 🙂

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