An elegant Aberdeenshire Wedding at Ballogie House with pretty white and green details

Today I am thrilled to share an elegant Aberdeenshire Wedding at Ballogie House with pretty white and green details.

Images were captured by Hayley Palmquist Photography.

Hayley Palmquist is a full-time photographer, dog mom and lover of pizza.

Based out of Toronto & Scotland she has an authentic documentary style wedding and elopement photography which is nostalgic and timeless. She captures the candid and unseen moments for you to remember forever.


Beautiful Bride Jenni says of the couple elegant Aberdeenshire Wedding..


How did you meet?

We actually met by chance. Carl had just come out of the Army and decided he wanted to work offshore so he was in Aberdeen taking a course.

We had 3 dates over the two weeks Carl was in Aberdeen.

Then it was back to his hometown in Wales after his course finished…however that wasn’t the end of our story.

He flew up to stay with me for a couple of weekends and shortly after made the decision to move to Aberdeen, and the rest is history!

Tell us about the Proposal…

We were on holiday taking a cruise around Japan and Taiwan.

It was our first day exploring Taipei, we had hit some of the sights during the day and been up the 101 Tower.

We then headed on a train to Shifen Old Street. Carl had read about it and knew we could let off Sky lanterns (something on our bucket list).

As we arrived we picked our sky lanterns and paint brushes, then wrote our wishes.

Carl asked me to come around to see his lantern and much to my surprise he was down on one knee with “Jenni Will you marry me” written on his lantern…. and of course, I said Yes!

Tell us about your wedding planning journey…

We originally looked into getting married abroad, and were very keen on the idea but decided we should view some local venues to get a feel for our style.

We only viewed a handful of places in Aberdeenshire and fell in love with Ballogie House almost instantly.

The house is beautiful and we could perfectly see ourselves being married there.

We knew we wanted a smaller intimate wedding from the start and the Orangery was the perfect place to host this.

The beauty of getting married at Ballogie is getting to select all of your own suppliers to mould the perfect day.

We set to work and were so lucky to secure all of our first choice in suppliers.

Everything was falling into place….then COVID!

Did Covid impact your Big Day?

Our original wedding date should have been 6th June 2020.

After rearranging our wedding 3 times we finally got our perfect day on 11th September 2021…with almost all of our original suppliers!

Planning a wedding is stressful, but each time having to rearranging was stressful, upsetting and deflating.

That being said, I truly think it made us appreciate our day so much more when we got it.

Any special touches/DIY?

We brewed our own beer aptly named “Marshalls “I do” IPA”

We served this along with our canapes and champagne after our ceremony – it seemed to go down well! We named our tables after our favourite holiday destinations with a story on each table of why we enjoyed it.

Our supplier (Karla, at Paper Skeleton) made our wedding invites and stationary and she created a monogram that was on our invites, table plan, welcome sign, our beer label’s, menus for each guest and our wedding cake.

The monogram is our initials surrounded by a thistle and daffodil to represent both of our roots from Scotland and Wales.

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

Classic, white and green, flowers were centre stage for our day.

We wanted hanging flowers from the orangery which our florist delivered beautifully along with a dreamy canopy to be married under.

Our cake was all white decorated with fresh flowers. I think less is more and keeping things simple and classic will never date.

What was the best bit of your day?

It was so important for us to get married outside, it had been our vision from the start.

We wanted a relaxed feel for the ceremony, the grounds at Ballogie are beautiful and we would have been heartbroken to not get married outside.

The weather was not on our side in the morning and the florists were hanging flowers outside in the rain!

We both kept positive it would clear….and it did, as if my magic when I was putting on my dress the clouds parted and the sun came out!

We were so lucky our dog was able to be part of our day, she has never been without us and we didn’t want the thought of putting her into kennels for the day.

Ballogie is dog friendly so she got to spend our wedding weekend with us.

Is there anything you would do differently?

Eat more canapes!! Joking aside I really don’t think there is.

What advice would you give to other couples getting married?

Stay true to what makes you happy, we wanted an intimate wedding to be able to look around the room and only see our closest family and friends.

Its difficult to cut numbers but at the end of the day you need to do what makes you as a couple happy, not anyone else.

Don’t stress about the things you can’t control.

Things may go wrong on the day – but I guarantee it wont be the things you have wasted time worrying about, and you won’t care about it on the day!

We had truly fantastic suppliers, spend time doing research on your suppliers, your day is only as good as the people you have to help you make it all come together.


Take a look at this wedding film by Serene Films…


Wedding Suppliers

Venue – Ballogie House – Aboyne

Photographer – Hayley Palmquist Photography

Wedding Dress – Joyce Young – Glasgow. (made to measure)

Bridesmaid Gowns – Sorella Vita (Essence of Australia) – Perfect Bridal – Aberdeen

Make up – Tracey Cepeda MUA

Hair stylist – Nikki at Cocoon Hair and Makeup

Kilts – Neil Selbie & Co

Stationery – Paper Skeleton

Cake Maker – Love Laura Lane

Florist – Jill – Hays Flowers

Caterer – Kate’s Bespoke Catering

Bar hire – Dutch Courage Bar Hire

Entertainment – Ceremony – Dee String Quartet / Musician for Canapes – Myke Black / Evening Music – Reel of Fortune

Piper – Spud The Piper

Videographer – Serene Films (edited by Paul Mavor Photography and Cinematic Wedding Films)


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  1. Reply

    Beauuutiful, thanks for sharing Alison!

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