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Fairytale wedding

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After meeting online, Emily and Rory fell in love through a series of unconventional first dates involving mountain-climbing and welding! Their love of the outdoors and all things natural has inspired their woodland themed wedding. Here they share the way in which their dream wedding would unfold…

“We met in July 2010 on match.com. We climbed Ben Rinnes on our first date, then sparks flew on our second when Rory taught me to weld; the deal was sealed! A courtship of camping, cycling and off-road driving followed, with trusty Jack Russel, Milly, as chaperon. Luckily Rory fell for us both.”

“Our whirlwind patchwork grew as lives of an art student/vet and furniture maker combined with love of the outdoors, traditional music and food. In 2012 I fell pregnant with our beautiful daughter, Florence, which was when Rory proposed with a hand-crafted wooden ring he made especially.”

“Rory and I hold Drumtochty close to our hearts. From childhood I have taken part in the annual Drumtochty Games, enjoyed generations of swans on the loch, spent summers exploring the woods and cycling through the Glen.
“Shot into this position, where our dream wedding now has more of a chance of becoming a reality, our imaginations have been excited and we have created in our minds’ eye a day that would be lots of fun and incredibly special to us. We have decided that a natural woodland theme would be great and allow us to incorporate lots of our interests and aspects of our personalities.”
“I would love to have wild flowers in my hair and bouquet, as well as in the bridesmaids’ flowers, in the chapel and on the tables for the reception. Our baby daughter Florence will make a very special flower girl.”
“Being a vet, animals are part of my life, and we would like there to be animals featured on the day: I would love to arrive on horseback, family pets may make an appearance, and wild woodland animals would feature in the favours and decorations. Being a furniture maker, wood is of obvious interest to Rory, and we both place a lot of value on the hand-crafted item, so hand-made and wooden details would be very important.”
“We both enjoy our food and drink, and would love to source the wedding fare in Scotland; from Perthshire bubbly to Stornoway Black Pudding we will have the guests drooling in anticipation! We would like our cake to be white and to continue the theme of the wild woodland, with personal touches added. The rest of the day will be speeches, a song or two, some party games, an enthusiastic ceilidh, and a finale of fireworks; the latter being one of Rory’s favourite things!”

We love that Emily and Rory’s vision for their wedding day reflects their passions.

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The WFIL Wedding Final Five are:

Couple One – Becky + Rob
Couple Two – Emily + Rory
Couple Three – Kimberley + Saul
Couple Four – Laura + Stuart
Couple Five – Lois + Matthew