#Goals: Catherine and Simon’s fitness bug leads to farm wedding

Content Team
Updated on: March 17, 2022

Promises of getting fit and meeting new people brought Catherine Hardie and Simon Tuohy together.

“We had both joined the fitness phenomenon British Military Fitness,” explains 35-year-old Catherine. “We didn’t get particularly fit but did meet each other — albeit in the pub at the social rather than while actually doing any exercise,” she laughs.

The teacher and university researcher bought a home together four years later and in that home, Simon proposed. Catherine says their farm wedding nine months later on August 1, 2015 was more perfect than they could have imagined. “Having rained torrentially in the week leading up to the day, I had purchased ‘wedding wellies’ in case of emergencies,” she explains. “On the day, however, the sun shone and we were able to show off the countryside in all its glory.”

They chose Church of St Michael and All Angels in Alwinton for the ceremony and set up a marquee on their parent’s farm in Northumberland for the reception. “We wanted a relaxed rural wedding with good quality food and drink,” describes Catherine. “Neither of us felt comfortable with a fancy hotel reception. Instead, we had a barbecue, hay bales, Jenga, corn-hole and a fire pit.”

Photos courtesy of Andy Hudson Photography.




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Catherine’s elegant lace gown was found at Bridal Box Ltd.





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Beautiful floral arrangements reflected the rural nature of the wedding.




The bride’s Cinderella slipper-style shoes were from Pink Paradox London.



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“I honestly don’t think we stopped smiling all day and I only wish we could do it all again,” smiles Catherine.



Tags & Categories

Location: North East

Styles: Rustic

Setting: Barn


Tags: andy hudson, country wedding, farm wedding, marquee wedding, purple wedding, real weddings, rustic wedding

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Bomboniere Bomboniere: Groom's family

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Brides Gown Brides Gown: Bridal Box Ltd , White One

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Bridesmaid Shoes Bridesmaid Shoes: Own choice

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Caterer Caterer: Groom's uncle

Celebrant Celebrant: Rev Rosie Stacy

Ceremony Music Ceremony Music: John Caskin - Organ , Bill Broadbent - Cornet , Nigel jenkins - Pipes

Ceremony Venue Ceremony Venue: Church of St. Michael and All Angels

Entertainment Entertainment: Alistair Anderson's ceilidh band , Marvelous Disco

Flowergirl Dress Flowergirl Dress: Monsoon , Etsy - Oli Bea Designs

Flowers Flowers: Family friend , Flowers & Foliage

Gift Registry Gift Registry: Prezola

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Groomsmen Attire Groomsmen Attire: Austin Reed

Hair Hair: Victoria Alder

Honeymoon Honeymoon: USA, Canada

Invitations Invitations: Etsy - Birch and Bliss

Makeup Makeup: DIY

Photographer Photographer: Andy Hudson Photography

Reception Venue Reception Venue: Cheviot Marquees

Rings Rings: GoldSmiths

Transport Transport: Family friend

Wedding Night Venue Wedding Night Venue: Westfield House B&B