A castle wedding with all the tartan kilts, gorgeous scenery, and a dog (YESSS). Shona & Darren were married in a micro wedding at the Barra Castle in Aberdeenshire. Their day had a rustic and relaxed vibe, inspired by the venue and surrounding views. With little boho touches, such as pampas grass, lots of greenery and plenty of neutral earthy tones! We absolutely love the Autumnal vibe and golden hour photoshoot, which looks positively idyllic against the glorious backdrop of fields and blue skies! 

Castle wedding in Aberdeenshire with boho vibes and earthy tones

Despite everything going against us; having to postpone, reduce our guest list, not knowing till the week before whether the wedding was going to go ahead or not, all these obstacles made the weekend feel extra special and meaningful.

Shona & Darren


The Ceremony. Due to the restrictions and having to wear masks indoors, we made the decision to get married outside. In Scotland. In November. That's risky! But, it was important for us to see our guests smiling faces as we got married. Luckily for us, the weather was glorious. The ceremony backdrop was insane; with the Scottish landscape behind us and beautiful ceremony arch made by Tupleo Tree. Having just 20 people there made it feel so intimate. I'd never pictured this specific ceremony scenario in my head. It was more perfect than anything I'd imagined.


The pandemic has almost sucked all the joy out of planning a wedding. My advice to couples going through this would be that time does pass, you will have your day and it will be more special because of everything you went through. If you don't want to wait, then don't, we never thought we'd go for a micro wedding option, but we both admit the day was more amazing than we could have ever imagined! We wouldn't change a thing. You can always throw a big party at a later date. Double the celebrations can't be a bad thing!

Shoutout to Shona’s glorious bouquet! How delicious does it look against her boho chic gown? We love it.

The dedication and hard work from all our original suppliers who managed to cater our new date and make sure everything was perfect and safe was amazing!

Shona & Darren

Are you dreaming the princess dream of a castle wedding? Well, take a look at this intimate Italian castle wedding, complete with a Prosecco tower (we approve). Or, if Barra Castle is for you, check out this wedding, which took place in the venue itself! Finished with plenty of fairy lights and foliage. 

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: Barra Castle | Videographer: Caitlin + Jones | Florist: Tupelo Tree | Caterer: Country Flavours Of Alford | Wedding Cake: The Cheesery Dundee & Couture Wedding Cakes | Hair & Makeup Artist: AMM Hair & Make Up Team | Bridal Gown: Rue De Seine | Bridal Boutique: The Wild Heart Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Shona Joy | Headpiece: Olivia The Wolf | Kilts: Mccalls | Stationery: Minted | Decor & Hire: 3 Tiers Creative | Neon Sign: Solas Neon | Celebrant: Eddie Kennedy

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