Joanna and Bart were on a seven-day trip to Helsinki, Finland and Paris, France when Bart popped the question. “We decided to walk home in the rain from dinner when Bart proposed right before midnight, the day before my 30th birthday,” Joanna reveals. “It was under the love lock bridge in Paris. It was perfect.”
Their winery wedding was filled with neutral tones including black, creams and greens with subtle gold accents added to the heaps of greenery. “We wanted something elegant, sophisticated and natural,” Joanna explains.
Their ceremony site included an arbour filled with florals that ranged from white and green to orange and blue, alongside two barrels on the sides that carried the floral arrangements as well. The boutonnieres, the bride’s bouquet, and the bridesmaids’ corsages were made to match the outdoor setting.
The couple maintained the rustic look of the winery at their reception by adding rich green garlands to the harvest tables matched with white runners, which made the whole floral setting pop. To refine it further, gold charger plates were added to the mix. “Our table setting was a Pinterest dream brought to life,” Joanna says.
For their first dance, the couple chose “Use Somebody” by King of Leons. “They were a very popular band when we first started dating and the song has such beautiful words,” Joanna shares. “We decided to slow it down with a cover band singing the beautiful song.”
Joanna Dudziak and Bartholomew Nowak, August 26, 2017, Orangeville, Ontario.
Photography courtesy of Avenue Photo.
Ceremony and reception venue: Adamo Estate Winery
Bridal gown: Paloma Blanca from Becker’s Bridal
Bridesmaid’s dress: Hayley Paige from Pearl Bridal House
Groom’s tux: Surmesur
Caterer: Adamo Estate Winery and Hockey Valley
Flowers: Seasons Floral Studio
Stationery: Aktiv Art & Design
Cake: Sweet Temptations
Hair: Lucky Life Beauty
Makeup: Samantha Morgado
Music: DJ Scott and MC Adam