WV Weddings Fall Winter 2020

stretch of driveway that would be the course for the competition. The bride’s brother-in-law and the ceremony’s officiant, Jeremy, announced the competitors: Chase, dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt in the Douglas tartan, and Lindsay’s father, Alan; Chase’s brother, Michael; and Lindsay’s Aunt Wendy—all who would compete against the longtime suitor for Lindsay’s hand in marriage. The participants took part in a sheep toss, the couple’s playful take on the Scottish sheaf toss, in which the players threw a stuffed sheep as far as they could. After two rounds, a winner emerged victorious—Aunt Wendy; she allowed Lindsay to choose her groom. The ceremony took place in front of a triple set of antique doors decorated with flowers by Westvirjeni, chosen to match the color of the Cobb and McKitrick family tartans. Lindsay was escorted down the aisle by her father, wearing his own dress kilt, to music performed by local bluegrass group Chelsea McBee & The Random Assortment. Lindsay completed her look with her great-grandmother's heirloom moonstone earrings. The couple tied the knot—literally—in the Celtic tradition of handfasting using cloth from both of their tartans. Chase’s ring was made in part with wood from whisky barrels. libations and merriment In lieu of a receiving line, the newlyweds opted to greet their guests with a scotch tasting of three whiskies from their trip to Scotland, and, in lieu of a traditional guest book, Fiberfeels Modern Macrame Designs set up a loom where guests could help weave a wall hanging for the McKitricks’ home. The strolling reception took place inside the old bank barn, the focal point of the property. The couple created a warm atmosphere with greenery, uplighting, stained glass, pops of flowers, and mixed fabrics and upholsteries. The newlyweds had their first dance to "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis, their song from high school. To complement the entertainment provided by D.J. Carey from Zandi Entertainment, Lindsay and her sisters, cousins, and close friends performed a traditional Irish step dance. The McKitricks’ special day ended not in a Scottish tradition, but one a little closer to home—a true West Virginia send-off to “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” “Our main goal in bringing in all of these unique elements and character to our wedding day was to make sure that everyone had fun,” Lindsay said. “We're grateful for all of the love and support everyone gave us on our special day, and we hope they all had as much fun as we did!”

bagpipes, kilts, and whisky Guests arrived at the peach tree–lined drive of Broad View Farm on an impossibly gorgeous October day. They helped themselves to craft beers, wine, and hot cider and meandered through the lounge areas on the lawn to the tunes of live bluegrass music. At 3 p.m. sharp, the skirl of a bagpipe signaled it was time for Highland Games. Lindsay, dressed in an off-the-shoulder, white lace gown shrouded beneath a green crushed velvet cloak made by her grandmother, proceeded into the courtyard behind a bagpiper in full Scottish regalia. She was accompanied by her bridesmaids dressed in jewel-toned gowns and “Lindsay” tartan shawls, ring bearers, and flower girls. They took their seats in the “Ladies In Waiting” lounge, facing the guests and the

The bride wore a stunning off-the-shoulder white lace gown, and

the groom donned a tartan kilt for the wedding.

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