Estate of the heart for delighted Ellon couple

Pauline Martin and Keith Marley

Pauline Martin and Keith Marley

The owners of an animal and wildlife rescue in Ellon are looking forward to their dream wedding next year thanks to a generous country estate.

Keith Marley and Pauline Martin were contacted by Logie Country House, Pitcaple, Inverurie, asking if they would like to make use of a free weekend in February next year.

The couple - who have been engaged for eight years - presumed that they could use one of the rooms at the venue - but soon realised that they had been offered the entire estate for the weekend to use how they wanted.

North East Wildlife & Animal Rescue Centre (The New Arc) directors Keith and Pauline rescued a baby fawn - named Kayleigh - from the estate around two years ago.

In a bid to give something back Logie Country House directors, Tim and Stephanie Erbe, invited the couple to make use of the venue 
next year.

Keith Marley told the Times: “We thought we were being invited to use one of the rooms but when we found out it was the whole place we thought ‘oh my god’ - it was an absolute shocker.

“We will have 15 rooms, the bar, the ballroom - we would like to thank the couple for their generosity.

“We have been engaged for eight years and just never had the time - we thought we would get married in a registry office, in a marquee or in a field with ducks and cats!”

Logie House director Stef Erbe added: “Keith and Pauline are wonderful people who do such good and important work. Over the last couple of years, we have had quite a few animals in need of help at Logie and The New Arc has always been very willing to help.

“Tim and I have been so blessed and we feel it’s important to give back. Keith and Pauline are selfless, hard-working people who deserve good things.

“We’re so pleased they accepted our offer. They have been engaged for several years now so it will be a long-awaited wedding with a full weekend of celebrating!”

Around 100 people will attend the wedding with some guests staying over 
the weekend.




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