Rachel and Jamie combine Australian and Scottish heritage for rustic historic wedding

Wedding: 22/12/2018

Posted by Roya | 16 March, 2019

Perth girl Rachel first met Scotland-born Jamie in London after she moved there to teach. After two years as a couple, the pair moved back to Australia where Jamie popped the question at quintessential Perth tourist destination – Rottnest Island.

As a history teacher, it made sense for Rachel to wed her beau at a historic venue. The pair, now aged 26 and 31, immediately fell head over heels for 1840 colonial mansion Faversham House in York, Western Australia: the perfect venue for a rustic historic wedding.

Guests from across the globe made the journey to WA for the weekend-long Australiana celebration. Notable features include Australian Honey as part of the wedding favours, Australian natives blended with Scottish flowers for the bouquets and buttonholes, a bagpipe performance and traditional Scottish formalwear for Jamie and his groomsmen.

The night ended with guests singing to Loch Lomond and a surprise FaceTime call from a party thrown especially in Scotland for family and friends who couldn’t make the journey.

Photos courtesy of Bird on the Wall.

“We fell in love with Faversham House, especially when we found out we could book for the whole weekend which meant we would be able to have everyone there with us for longer,” says the bride.

Rachel and Jamie tried to DIY as much as possible. “We brought our own tables, purchased our dance floor from gumtree, Jamie made our arbour and I went around to different antique and op-shops all over WA to get jars, picnic rugs and wine barrels.”

Video by Wild Feathers Creative.

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Photos courtesy of Bird on the Wall.