Life on a farm is all about mucking in (probably… the closest I’ve come is a walk in my wellies) so it was only natural that farmer Andrew Gammie and Kathryn Lowry asked their friends and family to give a helping hand at their gorgeously creative DIY wedding.
Their big day took place in spring last year and, after a church ceremony at a local parish in Stonehaven, Andrew and Kathryn took the party to the farm with a marquee reception in their rustic grain shed. I just love the level of detail that’s gone into this wedding!
Bride Kathryn shares the details of their big day with us…
I had such great people around me. Having the reception on the family farm was something we had both always talked about, it’s so personal to us and we knew we could have the numbers we wanted there. Everyone was so great and helped out, it was so much more work having the reception at home!
My mum made the guests’ favours, making marmalade for the our 200 day guests. I managed to convince her as her marmalade is the best so it was a no-brainer! Instead of renting décor or hiring a co-ordinator, I did as much as she could myself, but still needed a little help from our friends.
I was very lucky that a good friend of mine, Yvonne Davidson, who works for the family business, used to be a florist so I got her roped in. For décor, we just collected stuff along the way. We trawled scrap yards and used quite a lot of things we had on the farm, like palettes.
I’m originally from Northern Ireland so it was important to make a nod to my Irish roots. We had a piper playing Danny Boy as I walked down the aisle. The thought of doing the walk made me feel uncomfortable, but when it happened I didn’t really think about it- seeing all our friends and family together there was just so special!
After the ceremony was the speeches. There were quite a few tales told from our younger days and from hen and stag parties. Suzanne Black, our photographer, got some great photos of the looks on all our (blushing) faces!
The rest of the night whirled away, with the dancefloor always full and the bar always busy. Since we got married, not much in our day to day lives is different, but it’s lovely to have a sense of unity together and so exciting – especially now that we are expecting our first child!
Photographer: Suzanne Black Photography | Venue: The couple’s family farm |
| Headband: Pronovias