Stone Circle Wedding

Rob and Sandra’s unique wedding celebrations were inspired by harvest, love and Lord of the Rings. They chose a beautiful Stone Circle for their intimate ceremony in front of only close friends and family and spoke their vows spoken on the Moon Stone. Simple and true to themselves, their wedding is like a breath of fresh air…

How did you meet?

We met at work a few years ago and started chatting casually within a few months. We then found at one point we had so much in common and things snowballed from there. We got engaged in a cable car above the mountains of La Massana in Andorra.

We were inspired by…

A theme of harvest, love and Lord of the Rings!

Tell us about the location for your ceremony…

We chose the beautiful Easter Aquhorthies Stone Circle just outside Inverurie for our intimate ceremony – in front of only close friends and family with Bennachie forming such a stunning backdrop.

How did you choose your photographer?

We are so glad we chose Nicola as our wedding photographer. She has a very natural style which captures the fleeting special moments which really were so special during our big day.

We love Sandra’s dress. Tell us more…

Designed by Gill Linley and the name of the dress is called ‘Florence’. Its an Elvish / medieval style dress in a vibrant royal blue colour. Made from crushed velvet and chiffon with a pearl trim and a hooded cloak made of chiffon.

And the groom?

Instead of a traditional kilt I decided on a “Gordon Modern” tartan waistcoat, with black suit trousers and white shirt. I also finished this with an engraved ‘hunter pocket watch’ made by Grants of Dalvey.

What did you do for flowers?

We decided we wanted to do something slightly different and we had a harvest theme in mind from the start. We chose another local crafts person, Elaine Lindsay as she creates wonderful works of art in straw.

Tell us something surprising about your day…

For an outdoor wedding in Scotland it remained dry and sunny all day!

Sandra definitely likes to keep things different and proved that as she rocked up in a Royal Mail Post van to her impatiently waiting Dad. Nobody knew she was arriving in such style and it was a lovely surprise that put big smiles on faces.

And for evening entertainment?

We decided to have a very simple playlist compiled by ourselves. Our first dance was to Glenn Miller’s Moonlight Serenade.

Any advice?

Have fun and keep it simple!

Why Scotland?

We live here and we have always loved the local sites we chose for our wedding.

What’s the one truly unforgettable thing about your wedding day?

As we made our wedding vows a butterfly flitted between us, for such a simple and fleeting moment it really stands out in both of our minds!

Anyone else inspired by Sandra’s arrival in a Royal Mail Van? Alie x


Ceremony VenueEaster Aquhorthies Stone Circle
Reception VenuePittodrie House Hotel
PhotographerNicola Stewart
FloristElaine Lindsay
Hair StylistJordan Craig
Make-up ArtistCaitlin Ewan
Wedding DressFrock Follies
Wedding ShoesSummer crochet ankle boots in grey
Grooms’ outfitsGibbs Menswear
StationeryWildflower Favours
CakeMarie Taylor

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