Rustic cosy glam, with disco vibes – Maryculter House Hotel and the rest of the crew nailed the brief for this wedding!!

Maryculter House Hotel, steeped in history and relaxed riverside views, is a great all-rounder venue. With options for both outdoor or indoor ceremonies, your plan B will be just as boujee as Plan A . 

Despite Nicola and Keith’s dreams for an outdoor ceremony, the Scottish weather decided they would be having an indoor one. However, they were blown away by the styling indoors, perfectly finished off by the stunning autumnal florals and the custom-made neon sign in their rustic arch. They wanted cosy vibes with pops of disco glam, and it’s exactly what their team delivered!

How the wedding day unfolded at Maryculter House Hotel

Morning prep for both partners was at the Maryculter House Hotel – which kept things easy breezy for their morning prep. For more awesome tips on how to keep your morning prep simple and stress free – take a look at this post.

Nicola & Keith’s bridal party consisted of just one of their best friends each – which meant that the whole day had a very laid-back feel. 

Their daughter Charley was super excited to walk her Mummy down the aisle. Charley was a real little cutie and I just love the images of her twirling in her special dress. Oh and let’s not forget their honorary doggo of honour – who also got his fair share of portraits and was looking very posh for Mum & Dad’s wedding 🐶🐶 😍😍

It was clear from the moment I met this family that they just wanted a big party with their friends to celebrate completing their “10 year plan”. 

Moments that made us ROFL🤣

Oh gosh there are so many but my fave was when the Groom, Keith, announced he had finished his speech at 3.30am that morning and whipped out his laptop to load up his speech. He gave several nervous laughs throughout, which only added to the hilarity, and in all fairness he delivered one of the best speeches I have ever heard, comparable to that of a Frankie Boyle gig. Kudos my friend! 

Best parts about working at this wedding at Maryculter House Hotel

The staff are fab, and you know I am a sucker for some epic landscapes in the background. With stunning views of the River Dee,  Maryculter House Hotel is deffo a firm favourite of mine!!! There is plenty of space for you and your partner to get ready (great for first looks and means less time travelling to various locations – aka more epic photos for you!!) Plus it’s dog friendly – and that gets a 10/10 from me 😛😛😛

Dance floor vibes 

Like I said, I knew this wedding was gonna be absolutely banging from my initial getting to know you call with Nicola and Keith. The energy didn’t dip all night and the anti-wedding wedding DJ kept the tunes absolutely flying! 

Trends I loved from this wedding at Maryculter House Hotel

⚡️Dogs on your wedding day, yay!

⚡️Neon sign

⚡️ Autumn inspired styling

⚡️Hints of disco ball awesomeness

Fun Photos that Nicola and Keith chose to include:

✌️Sparkler shot

✌️ Pics with their pooch

Nicola and Keith’s Supplier List

Wedding planner/coordinator – Amanda Yule

Hair – Jordan Coutts Hair

Make-Up – Demi Dior Strachan Makeup Artist

Celebrant – Sheila Lawtie

Catering – The Venue

Ice Cream Cart – Ian Tricycle Catering

Cake/Dessert – Julie (Family Cousin)

Afternoon Music – Rory Gallagher 

Band/DJ – Anti Wedding Wedding DJ’s

Stationery – Papeterie

Jewellery/Rings – James Porter & Son Glasgow

Florist – Flowers by Lesley

Keith’s Outfit – Highland Kilt Connections Bathgate

Nicola’s Outfit – Blush Bridal  & Paradox London

Decor / Stylist – Seating Styles

Loads of epic DIYs – Nicola & Keith

Not to toot my own horn – but here are a few reasons Nicole & Keith Chose to work with me:

”Just seeing all your awesome work! Got on well on the initial meeting call. Your love for Dogs ha ha. Easy to chat with, felt relaxed, and advice given well. Adaptable to changes with our package without any trouble.”

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October 17, 2023

Bride and Groom standing outside Maryculter House Hotel after their wedding

Maryculter House Wedding | Rustic cosy glam, with disco vibes

Danielle Leslie


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  1. Nicola McGee says:

    Aw this is an Amazing Story Danielle ☺️ We knew we’d chosen the Best Photographer when we booked you, Thank You so much for the incredible pictures and Fun Times on Our Day 😘

    Lots of Love
    The McGee’s 🧡