Classic white wedding at glamorous Balbirnie House Hotel, Fife

Balbirnie House

Bride Kendall wanted her wedding day to be glamorous and elegant, and we think she pulled it off beautifully!

Her gorge Balbirnie House Hotel wedding was filled with lovely floral arrangements, elegant decor, amazing entertainment and one seriously cute dog.

Keep scrolling to find out more about Kendall and Mark’s stunning wedding day – from the bride’s own words!

“Mark and I are from neighbouring towns, and although we hadn’t really met we knew of each other through mutual friends. We first properly met in 2011 at Fat Sam’s Nightclub in Dundee, when he was 18 and I was 17 and we’ve been together ever since.

Mark proposed on our first night in our first home together. I had been moving boxes all day, I was tired and grumpy and was in the kitchen doing dishes. Mark shouted me through to the living room, and told me to look over at the table and there was a ring box sitting there. By the time I looked up Mark was down on one knee and asked me to marry him!

Our ceremony was very personal to us, and was just perfect. So many of our guests commented on how personal our ceremony was on the day and that it was a great reflection of who we are as a couple.

I didn’t know what was going to be said beforehand, and it was also the only part of the day I didn’t have a clue about. I had planned every detail of the rest of the day, so letting go of the ceremony was a bit nerve-wracking for me! But on the day I was too wrapped up in excitement to even think about that, and it turned out to be the best surprise.

Our wedding really was just a big party, and the dance floor was never empty. Our first dance was to Shut Up and Dance by Walk The Moon and because it was fast everybody wanted to get up and join in. We were also surprised with Silver Servers Singers halfway through our dessert!

Mark and I knew nothing about this, and it was very generous gift from my Auntie and Uncle. Everyone was up out of his or her seats, dancing on the chairs and this was before the evening even started!

We also got married on Grand National Day, and our tables were all named after previous grand national winners.

Each table was given three or four horses and my Dad announced during his speech who the Grand National winner was, and the table that had the winner was given a contribution to their drinks kitty.

It was something a bit different, and went down great with the guests!

We booked the wedding band Ernest. It was the one thing we struggled to choose, as we just couldn’t agree on a band that we both liked. But when our photographer Rob at Lifetime Photography recommended Ernest, we thought they were sure to be great, because Rob’s bound to have seen so many bands.

We weren’t wrong, as they were absolutely amazing! They kept our 160 guests entertained the whole night, they played the perfect mix of songs.

After the day was done, we were just grinning from ear to ear.

We were both so incredibly happy and excited with the day, and it really was the best day of our lives. I loved wedding planning at the time, but I don’t miss it now that it’s over.

We had the best day and threw an amazing party – so that was the main thing for us.

There hasn’t really been anything that’s changed for us, however, we do feel more of a partnership now that we are married. We’re a team, and being married means we can tackle anything life throws at us, together. It’s an amazing feeling being husband and wife now!”

Photographer: Lifetime Photography | Venue: Balbirnie House | Videographer: Grand Gesture

Bride’s dress: Essense of Australia at Perfect Bridal Rooms, Aberdeen 

Bridesmaid dresses: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Boutique

Groom’s outfit: McCalls Broughty Ferry | Celebrant: Louise + Brian at Ceremonies.Scot

Cake: Pamela Buist Cakes | Florist: Jordana Event Design + Florist

Daytime music/entertainment: Ginny & The Tonic | Band: Ernest | Stationer: Paper Tulip

Hair: Hair by Leanne | Make-up: Ophelia Bridal Make-Up

Dresser: Wedding Day Dressing with Ainslie