Third time lucky as a Jedburgh couple finally tie the knot - with help from a tractor!

It was third time lucky for a Jedburgh couple at the weekend as they finally tied the knot in an intimate setting.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 11:15 am
Dave Armfelt and Ashleigh Pringle. (Photo: BILL McBURNIE)

Dave Armfelt, 30, and Ashleigh Pringle, 33, had planned a big bash at the Philipburn Hotel in Selkirk on October 3rd last year.

Lockdown put paid to that and a rearranged date at The Woll at Ashirk also fell foul of the pandemic.

But the pair were determined to share their vows and did so in the intimate setting of Kelso Registrar Office on Saturday, April 17.

The couple both work for farm machinery suppliers Thomas Sherriff in Jedburgh.

And to add to the day their employer sent along a tractor for them to pose beside for wedding snaps at The Glebe in Jedburgh.

Dave said: "At the ceremony there was just myself, Ashleigh and our two mothers, Shirley Pringle and Maria Lopez, as the witnesses, and then the registrar.

"There was due to be 83 guests at the first wedding and another extra 100 at night and for the second we were down to 20 guests for the day and night and we finally had to bring it right down to just five on Saturday.

"We just wanted to go-ahead because we thought the way the restrictions are they seem to be lifted and then come back again and because of the uncertainty we felt that if we moved it again there was going to be no guarantee we would get it so we just decided to just do it.

"The day itself was absolutely perfect. To go from a big planned wedding to an intimate wedding was perfect in a way. Once the restrictions are totally off we will look at having a big bash for family and friends.”