A soft cream and silver winter wonderland wedding at Mar Hall

Today I am thrilled to share this soft cream and silver winter wonderland wedding at Mar Hall.

Couple Daniel and Alicia travelled all the way from Abu Dhabi to celebrate their gorgeous destination wedding in Scotland.

Images were captured by Karol Makula Photography.

Karol Makula is an award-winning wedding photographer based in Edinburgh, Glasgow covering Scotland and beyond specialising in photojournalism and contemporary photography.


He says of the day…


“It was my very first time shooting a wedding at Mar Hall and I had heard only good things about this venue.

Its stunning, both inside and out with so many opportunities to create some photographic magic.

When I arrived at the venue the temperature was plus 12 on my car’s dashboard. Daniel, the Groom appeared minutes later wearing just a T-shirt and believe me that was just the right outfit for that weather. What a fantastic start of the day! Apparently the day before it was freezing cold and he couldn’t play golf .

It was then on up to the Bride Alicia to capture some preparation details.

After preparations we headed down to the nearby Bishopton Parish Church where the ceremony was held.

Its a small, intimate and fascinating church in a beautiful location and I was able to capture proceedings from every angle from the gallery.

After the ceremony, we drove back to Mar Hall for the wedding reception but before the couple and their guests were seated for a meal  we took some time out to captures some couples shots.

Not long after everyone was seated for a meal in a beautifully set-up room and the speeches began.

Once it was all over it was time for some dancing and as always “Ernest” wedding band did not disappoint.

I had the most amazing time capturing memories for Alica & Daniel, the wedding was full of love and laughter.

You could feel it was a pure celebration of their relationship with family and friends.


I now hand over to stunning Bride Alicia…


How did you meet?

Daniel is from Cape Town and Alicia is from Scotland.

We met in Abu Dhabi where we both live and work at presently, at the local rugby club.

Tell us about the Engagement?

It was my first trip to South Africa and It was just before dinner on the last night of the holiday.

He proposed at Camps Bay in Capetown down by the waterfront.

Tell us about your wedding planning journey

The wedding planning process was unusual as we were living in Abu Dhabi and planning a wedding in Scotland.

We used all local businesses and found all companies we had chosen so helpful over the phone/email, and a lot of the decisions were chosen via pics sent back and forth.

We booked Mar Hall without ever seeing the venue but fell in love with the winter picture and when we visited in the summer we knew we had made the right decision.

The florist (Loch Lomond Events) we  visited just once but exchanged lots of pictures and mock ups to get the look we wanted.

Carmen Creative (stationery) was fantastic at sending samples of work and colour schemes to match the florist and events ideas too.

What was the theme /colour palette of your Big Day?

As it was a festives wedding the theme was a silver winter wonderland look with lots of soft cream roses, thistles, foliage and candle light to create warmth.

What was the best bit of your day?

The best bit of our day was definitely the speeches.

Having family from Cape Town and friends from all over the world the speeches were our chance to express how happy we were that everyone could come together and share our special day, and to see two families been merged into one was usch a special moment.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

Choose smaller local businesses as we have found this gives a more personalized and special touch to the big day.

The people we worked with couldn’t have been more supportive and helpful this made choosing what we wanted the day to look like stress free and enjoyable!



Wedding Suppliers

Photographer // Karol Makula Photography

Church // Bishopton Parish Church

Venue // Mar Hall Golf & Spa Resort

Wedding dress // Mystique Bridal

Hair // Cameo Bridal Styling

Make Up // Make Up by Sharon Cuthbert

Cake // One Fine Day Cakes

Stationery // Carmen Creative

Flowers + Decor // Loch Lomond Weddings & Events

Band // Ernest


To Contact Karol Makula Photography

Website // https://www.makula.co.uk/

Email //  info@makula.co.uk

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