An Eclectic Scottish-Inspired Wedding at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, North Carolina

After Andrew Mackenzie (26 and a student) proposed to Pattie Hofland (25 and in marketing) in his New Zealand hometown, the pair decided to plan a mou

After Andrew Mackenzie (26 and a student) proposed to Pattie Hofland (25 and in marketing) in his New Zealand hometown, the pair decided to plan a mountainside destination wedding in North Carolina that combined both of their international roots. Pattie stunned in a meaningful dress constructed from the groom's grandmother's wedding gown and Andrew wore a family kilt brought to the United States by his aunt. When the couple stood under an arbor made by the groom at Yesterday Spaces in Leicester, North Carolina, they exchanged vows over an oathing stone. "It's a Scottish tradition where the stone is passed around to all of the guests so that they can make a wish for us and send good vibes." says Pattie. "Then the stone comes back up to us so that we can say our vows while holding it, locking them in to the stone." In order to achieve their eclectic and natural wedding style, the paired mixed DIY items with a rich jewel-tone color palette. For a personal touch, Pattie hand drew portraits of herself and Andrew for the invites and then printed the illustration on a piece of wood to create their cake topper. The natural wood tables were either draped in chocolate brown linens or kept and set with different colored vases full of flowers with hints of brass. "My mom is a thrift store queen so we just bought things we liked or used things that were sentimental to us," says Pattie. "We are very nature inclined and wanted our wedding to reflect that with locally picked flowers." As a final nod to the bride's heritage, the couple had a Dutch wishing tree where guests could write a wish for the newlyweds and hang them on the tree.

Pattie and Andrew's Eclectic Celebration
The groomsmen wore a tweed vest and flannel ties paired with dark brown pants and their own brown shoes.
Rustic Jewel-Tone Centerpieces
There was no seating chart so guests could trickle in and explor the barn (which had animals to pet!) as they enjoyed their drinks.
The couple stood under an arbor made by the groom and exchanged vows over an oathing stone. "It's a Scottish tradition where the stone is passed around to all of the guests so that they can make a wish for us and send good vibes." says Pattie. "Then the stone comes back up to us so that we can say our vows while holding it, locking them in to the stone."
Andrew is of Scottish heritage so his aunt from New Zealand brought over a family kilt and sporran for him to wear. "He wanted to be traditional, but not too terribly traditional, so he wore that along with a gorgeous tweed jacket from J.Crew paired with a matching vest, flannel tie and navy shirt," says Pattie.
The couple exchanged vows at Yesterday Spaces, in Leicester, NC, taking advantage of the mountain setting and a beautiful barn venue.
When Pattie struggled to find something unique to wear, Andrew's grandmother gave Pattie her wedding gown alter into the perfect dress.
The bridesmaids wore the same lace dresses in shades of deep red, navy, purple, and emerald green which tied in well with their textured bouquets.
Farm-to-Table Reception Menu
Andrew's New Zealand heritage inspired their rustic-chic barn reception decor.
"My mom is a thrift store queen so we just bought things we liked or used things that were sentimental to us," says Pattie. "We are very nature inclined and wanted our wedding to reflect that with locally picked flowers."
As a nod to the bride's heritage, the couple had a Dutch wishing tree where guests could write a wish for the newlyweds and hang them on the tree. "At Christmas we took all the wishes and hung them up as decorations and we plan to do that every year!" says Pattie.
DIY Cupcake Wood Cake Stand
Rustic Birdcage Centerpieces
In order to achieve their eclectic and natural wedding style, the couple mixed DIY items with a rich jewel-tone color palette. "The tables were either draped in chocolate brown linens or kept exposed with natural wood and different colored vases full of flowers with hints of brass tying everything together," says Pattie.
The bride hand drew portraits of herself and Andrew for the invites and printed the illustration on a piece of wood for their cake topper.