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 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.