Here at That’s Farming, we love quirky wedding and engagement stories with a little farming twist!
With 2018 just around the corner, many couples are putting pen to paper when it comes to wedding planning. Are you or your significant other farming mad and looking to create a wedding with a difference?
Our Catherina has listed out a number of ideal farm-wedding ideas and has definitely found strange uses for those implements and tools that may be lying idle around the farmyard. From livestock tags to a wheelbarrow, we have found a place for them all!
Selecting a venue:
- Many couples have made their vows in barns and livestock sheds while others have chosen a conventional wedding venue such as a church.
- Give a new meaning to the ‘ring’ We would highly suggest considering a livestock mart as a potential wedding venue. We brought you that story with Kenmare Mart Manager, Dan McCarthy and we are still waiting for a couple to take a leap of faith! Check our Catherina’s interview here.
- Flashy tractor wheels are the ideal way to for a ‘green fever’ sufferer to make their way to their chosen wedding venue!
- Truck – Scanias have made their fair share of appearances outside church gates down through the years!
- Horse & Carriage – The only wedding transport for an equine enthusiast!
- Bucket of JCB – Yes, it has been done! We brought you this cracker of a story when Ronan Waldron, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo arrived at the church in the bucket of his JCB on his wedding day. It’s one for the archives; have a look here.
Decorating the venue:
- Straw and hay bales are commonly used for seating. ( Preferably square bales)
- Get your hands on specifically designed livestock tags for identifying all members of the bridal and groom party as a rather different approach to name tags!
- Source the food from your locality- I know in many cases where farmers in the family have popped beef from the farm on the wedding menu. Also, source the vegetables and all other produce in the locality.
- Farm wedding cake – Figurines of farmers, sheep and cattle appear to be all the rage.
- Create centrepieces for the table from trees on the farm.
- Fill a wheelbarrow with ice to keep the beverages refreshed! (The tractor front-loader has been suggested as an alternative if you are terribly stuck!)
- Buckets are perfect to use for the bouquets of flowers for bridesmaids and flower girls.
- Water barrels can be used for larger bouquets of flowers.
- Use pallets as an alternative to a table/ bench for holding table centrepieces and alcohol bottles, provided that you have checked their sturdiness! They can also be used for the creation of signage too!
- Water Barrels – Ideal for large bouquets of flowers.
- Old Tractor tyres can be used to put together flower arrangements.
- Don’t forget to get yourself a pair of cowgirl/cowboy boots and hats; those photos are great gems for the wedding photo album!
Are you planning a farm-themed wedding in 2018? Well, we would love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org