The congregation seemed a bit shy … but the bride and groom were radiant.
Emma Gray, who once wrote a book about her life as Britain's loneliest shepherdess, has married, with her flock as guests.
The 32-year-old firefighter married firefighter Ewan Irvine, 40, last week at a Georgian hotel before holding a reception at his parents' farm in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they celebrated with friends and family, shepherd dogs and sheep.
Emma Gray, 32, married firefighter Ewan Irvine, 40, last week at a Georgia hotel before holding a reception at her parents' farm in Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
Emma Gray became the first woman to crown the Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League
The new Mrs. Irvine made headlines at the age of 23 when a separation from her fiancé led her to take over the 150-acre Fallowlees Farm of the National Trust in Northumberland, becoming the youngest solo female pastor in Britain.
She later became the first woman to win the prestigious Northumberland Sheepdog Trials League in the four-decade history of the contest.
Emma Gray is depicted with her flock in Harwood near Rothbury, Northumbria, in north-east England
The new Mrs. Irvine made headlines at the age of 23 when a break with her fiancé led her to take over the 150-acre Fallowlees Farm of the National Trust in Northumberland, making her the youngest lonely shepherdess in Britain.
The then Mrs. Irvine made headlines at the age of 23 when a separation from her boyfriend turned her into the youngest pastor in Britain
When the pastor separated from her partner, she took the rent from the 150-acre Fallowlees Farm of the National Trust in Northumberland.
But rural life was not easy: she struggled to find a husband and wrote a memoir of her lonely life on the farm in 2012, called One Girl and Her Dog.
After the wedding, Mrs. Irvine said: & # 39; I'm very happy. I had just settled for being single forever.
He added that for the honeymoon, of course, will compete in an international trial of sheep dogs.
Emma Gray has announced that she will compete in a shepherd dog test for her honeymoon
Ms. Gray is the third generation of her family who works in agriculture and started working with dogs at the age of 13.
She says that when she was 17 years old she knew that it was her vocation and decided to study the administration of sheep in the university.
The property in which he lives in Fallowlees Farm has no electricity or gas supply and uses a hot water system powered by a windmill.
But the farmer, once nicknamed "Britain's loneliest shepherdess," has run the site successfully since taking over as a solo company.