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Becky and Jack – Ballogie Estate | Aboyne

An Outdoor Spring Wedding in Scotland

Becky and Jack chose to have an intimate gathering of their family and closest friends at the stunning Ballogie Estate in the heart of Royal Deeside. It was a beautiful day and as the sun was shining, last minute changes were put into place so they could get married in the beautiful outdoors. In April. In Scotland. Imagine!

Becky and Jack are THE outdoors couple. They love adventures and some of their time together has taken them all over the world from rafting down the Colorado river in the Grand Canyon to alpine mountaineering in Switzerland; and that is to name but a few. One of Jack’s jokes in his speech made reference to the fact that sharing a canoe is one way to really test a relationship!

The vibe for the day was a relaxed one. Becky wore a gorgeous lace gown by Maggie Sottero which she managed to find second hand on eBay.  The beautiful bouquet and boutonnières were from the wonderful Hay’s Flowers. Becky even booked her hair appointment on the day and managed to get some pampering from Millionhairs in Aboyne. Val Morrison did an absolutely phenomenal job of catering and using local produce, the wedding party sat down to an extraordinary five course meal. I can verify that it was absolutely delicious. The cake was rosewater and pistachio and came from Kember and Jones in Glasgow.

Becky and Jack chose to have the reading ‘Love is a temporary madness…’ from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières. It moved everyone to tears. This was chosen because, after ten years together, the couple felt the words could really illustrate what their love is to them. Ahhh beautiful.

The day had a really intimate feel to it from start to finish and was jammed full of laughter and happiness. Thank you Becky and Jack for having me along to tell the story of your day. It was a real pleasure.