{Real Wedding Story} Wine estate love Story

BRIDE & GROOM: Carly & Joseph Koudys

WEDDING DATE: August 5th, 2017

LOCATION: Hernder Estate Wines (hernder.com) St. Catharines, ON “Every aspect of Hernder was so stunning, it was not hard to fall in love at first sight. It was just breathtaking from the vineyards to the fountain and the stone work. Angel, the coordinator at Hernder, has done hundreds of weddings and takes the time to ensure that you are happy. She will do everything in her power to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams.” – C

PHOTOGRAPHY: JF Hannigan Photography (jfhanniganphoto.com) Niagara, ON “We both decided that having photos was the only thing after our wedding was done that we would be able to hold on to and look back on. This was the part of our budget we were both willing to spend whatever it was to have a photographer we loved! His photos are very unique. Several of my coworkers had hired him for their weddings as well. I got great feedback about his work, and professionalism. He was easy to reach and very approachable. Within minutes of meeting him we were set that he was
perfect for our wedding day!” – C

THEME: “The overall theme for our wedding day was blush pink (my favourite colour) tied into a rustic theme. Everything at Hernder is rustic with lots of wood! I added sparkly rose gold table cloths and table runners along with lots of blush and ivory accents in my flowers, backdrop and all décor.” – C

# GUESTS: 220

FLORALS: “Were done by a family friend” – C

WEDDING FAVOURS: “We have a Boxer that we love to death, so we had a dog treat bar. our guests could fill a little bag full of doggie treats for their dogs at home. We also donated money to “Boxer Rescue Ontario” (boxerrescueontario.com) on behalf of our guests.” – C

GROOM + GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Eph Apparel (ephapparel.com) Toronto, ON

BRIDE’S ATTIRE: White Toronto (whitetoronto. com), Toronto, ON . “I saw this dress, and I knew I had to try it on or I would live in the unknown of what if this is ‘the one’. When I arrived at White Toronto, it was game over. The minute I put on the dress I lit up. I felt so happy and so beautiful. It was everything I wanted it to be and more. I made one addition to the dress by adding a seam down the arms to make it long sleeve. I truly loved the vintage feel of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress. and wanted more of that in mine.” – C

HAIR & MAKEUP: Jen Evoy Studios (jenevoymakeupstudio.com) Toronto, ON

BEST MEMORY: “The best part of the wedding for both of us was seeing each other for the first time.” Joseph: “When Carly walked down the aisle it was like nobody was there except the two of us. I remember seeing her in her dress and thinking how lucky I am to get to spend the rest of my life with her.” Carly: “I remember walking down the aisle and seeing my future husband for the first time with tears in his eyes. With 220 people looking on as my father and I walked down the isle, I felt so much happiness. I was so excited to marry Joe that I couldn’t stand still at the alter. I remember jumping up and down when they first announced us as husband and wife.” – C&J

Featured in the Spring/Summer 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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