Catherine Hoyt & Oliver Schulz
photographs by Monin Photography
Catherine Hoyt and Oliver Schulz have known each other since they were students at Middlesex Middle School in Darien, but were reacquainted at a friend’s wedding in August of 2010. A chance meeting in Grand Central Station that December is what led to their first date at Polpo in Greenwich.
Before dinner was served, Cathy and Ollie, as he is known to family and friends, both knew they were sitting across the table from the person they would marry, although the couple didn’t divulge that fact to one another until after their engagement. Last October, Ollie planned a trip to California’s wine country during which the couple enjoyed a tasting at Chateau Montelana. While strolling through the vineyard, Cathy and Ollie discovered a footbridge that led over the Chateau’s Jade Lake and onto a small island with a beautiful garden. It was there that Cathy turned around to find Ollie on bended knee asking for her hand in marriage
Joanna Fernandes officiated the wedding ceremony at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, where a reception followed.
The bride is the daughter of the late Russell and the late Linda Hoyt, both formerly of Darien and Newport, Rhode Island. A graduate of Darien High School, Cathy received a BA in English literature from the University of New Hampshire and a degree in pastry and baking arts from the Institute for Culinary Education.
The groom is the son of Regina Kramer of Fairfield and the late Folker Schulz, formerly of Alexandria, Virginia. A graduate of Darien High School, Ollie received his degree in business management from Keene State College. He works for Mutual of Omaha in New York City as a retirement plans regional sales manager.
Following the wedding, the Darien newlyweds enjoyed their honeymoon in the Caribbean on the islands of Anguilla and St. Barths.