ENDWELL, N.Y. - An engaged couple from Endwell will receive a big discount when it comes to planning for their big day.
Joel Ihnotic and Tania LaMontagne of Endwell have won the $10,000 Wedding Giveaway, a contest established by Gance's Complete Catering.
The couple is receiving 10-thousand dollars in discounts, including $5,000 toward catering from Gance's, $1,000 toward a wedding dress from Dress your Fancy, along with $500 toward wedding bands from Comfort and Son Jewelers and half off a cake from Baked Euphoria.
Dozens of local couples wrote to Gance's sharing their story of why they should win.
Ihnotic says he didn't believe they had won and thought his fiance arranged for his name to be called as a joke.
"I was not surprised at all. This was not shocking to me because I thought it was a prank. I thought she was goofing with me. So, after about four or five minutes of being screamed at that I did win, I believed her and that's when it started to sink in," said Ihnotic.
LaMontagne was diagnosed with cervical cancer but is now in remission.
The two plan to tie the knot on May 4th, 2019.