Irish groom travels to church in convoy of lawnmowers
An Irish groom has become an online hit after he and his groomsmen travelled to the church in a convoy of lawn mowers.
The spectacular entrance was recorded by professional wedding videographers and has racked up more than 100,000 views online.
The groom at the centre of it all was Co Down native Scott Watson. He explained: “I’m a greenkeeper by trade, so lawn mowers and tractors are what I spend my life on, so I thought it would be something different for the big day.
“Emma basically planned the whole wedding and I just said yes to whatever she wanted so this was my one idea that I wanted to do on the day.
“I had seen other videos of boys arriving on tractors and things so I thought the lawn mowers would be something different and with the help of a friend of ours who runs a hire company we were able to get all the lawn mowers the same colour and the vintage tractor in the middle to set things off.”
Scott tied the knot with his long term partner Emma Coultier. The couple live in Saintfield with their two daughters.
The video was produced by Formally Casual Video Productions, who also shot all the events of the big day.
The soundtrack for the video is Co Monaghan musician Marty Mone’s foot-tapping comical Hit the Diff.
However, the great video could have never happened as there were a few issues to overcome.
Scott added: “Where that wee church is in Inch, it’s down a wee lane so to get the shot of us arriving we drove up to the brow of the hill and turned round to get us coming down.
“But as we reached the top of the hill, a couple of the lawn mowers ran out of petrol so it was a whole session to get them filled up and get us back down to the church.
“I think the reaction [on social media] has been class, it’s mad, Emma can’t believe how many people have watched it, I think the last time we looked it was 104,000, crazy. We haven’t got the full wedding video yet so we’re excited to see it all together.”
Take a look at Scott’s entrance for yourself.
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