Elegant Scottish-themed wedding at Aswanley, Aberdeenshire

Here at the Scottish Wedding Directory, we love a wedding with a Scottish twist! That’s why we fell in love with Linzi and Greg’s Aberdeenshire wedding at Aswanley.

With touches of tartan and sprinkled with pine cones, the couple gave their big day an elegant Scottish charm!

Bride Linzi tells us about her wedding day in her own words…


Greg proposed whilst we were visiting my mum and stepdad in Spain.

We had a picnic on the beach planned but he popped the question almost as soon as we got there!

He said he had always planned on proposing in Spain so that he could ask my mum for permission and she could share our celebrations.



Aswanley was the only venue we viewed “ it is perfect!

The drive down the lane is like a fairytale and it lived up to our expectations inside too.

Lauren (the wedding co-ordinator) assured us we could add as much or as little as we liked.


Where possible, I made our own decorations. We wanted to keep everything quite simple and chic, with a Scottish twist.

I bought dozens of photo frames and filled them with photos of our friends and families which helped include our grandparents in our special day.

We didn’t really have a colour scheme but it loosely tied in with Greg’s tartan, Ancient Pride of Scotland.

We’re both proud of our Scottish roots and wanted to make sure that people felt welcome and special.

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We both loved what humanism stands for and it was the obvious choice for us.

We wanted the ceremony to be as personal as we could and wrote our own vows. They were a mixture of soppy and sarcastic, which sums up our relationship quite well!

We incorporated one of my best friends and Greg’s cousin into the handfasting.



Our caterers went into administration a month before our wedding but luckily Lauren at Aswanley put us in touch with Val Morrison who absolutely saved the day.

The food was delicious!

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We had the perfect day and night and by all accounts, our guests did too.

The dancefloor was full and there were a lot of sore heads in the morning! It’s no different being married but we both love being able to call each other husband and wife.

It’s such a cosy and united feeling.


Venue: Aswanley  | Photographer: Donna Murray Photography  | Filmmaker: Erin Rose Films | Rings: Jamieson & Carry

Bride’s dress: Ronald Joyce | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Monsoon  | Junior bridesmaid’s dress: Debenhams  | Flowergirls’ dresses: Ruby’s Bowtique  | Groom’s jacket and waistcoat: Georgian Dress Hire

Cake: The Enchanting Merchant Co | Flowers: XOXO | Light-up letters: Illumin8 | Transport: Deveron Coaches

Hair: Michelle Reid and Kimberly Logie | Make-up: Francine Ray

Celebrant: Janet Donnelly Humanist Ceremonies  | Catering: Val Morrison | Band: The Kicks