He still wonders why Courtenay stuck around since his travels took him away from her.Courtenay knew he would come around and remembers fondly enjoying a glass of wine with her best friend and sharing with her that she knew he was the one. It was a shared love of wine — Matt is an avid wine collector — that took them on a trip to Napa Valley in September 2015.In what could have been foreshadowing, the two started the day at a winery, PROMISE Wine, which was founded by a husband and wife, Steve and Jennifer Mc Pherson.Together, Jennifer and Steve had committed to each other that they would fulfill his dream of making wine; PROMISE Wine was the realization of that commitment ... It was a very special story that made an impact on Courtenay and Matt — as did the rosé, aptly named the joy, and the pinot noir, the love.As luck would have it, two of Courtenay’s close friends and bridesmaids own local businesses that were instrumental to her planning.
A large rock landmark sits on the breathtaking grounds of the vineyard, and this is where Matt proposed to his future bride.
He actually planned the moment months ahead with Tim Bouchet, director of sales at Pride Mountain Vineyards, whom he has known for a number of years from visiting the winery.
“Matt and his family are serious wine connoisseurs and have been to California several times,” says Courtenay.
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