24th November 2015

A Hotel Colessio Wedding in Stirling with Rachel & Michael

autumn is here

By Jacqui Paterson In Weddings

Date: 17th of October 2015

Venue: Sacred Heart Church followed by Hotel Colessio, Stirling

Rachel and Michael are such a lovely couple. I did their engagement shoot a few months before their wedding so they could have a practice. They were both great fun and natural in front of the camera so I was looking forward to their wedding day. We were lucky with the weather the sun was shining on this beautiful autumn day.

I went to meet Rachel and her bridesmaids in a local hotel where they were getting ready.

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All the girls were excited and the bubbly was flowing. I absolutely loved these personalised glasses above.

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Rachel looked stunning in her dress it really suited her.

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Rachel and her Dad arrived at the church with time to spare.

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I loved the look on Michaels face as soon as he knew his future wife was coming.

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The Ceremony was in Sacred Heart Church in Grangemouth. The church was so beautiful inside and they had a lovely ceremony.

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No wedding day would be complete without a visit from their dog.

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After the ceremony we went over the road into the park for group photos.hotel_colessio_stirling_wedding_0010

Rachel with her bridesmaids.

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and Michael with his Best Man and Ushers.

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As Autumn was in full swing, the colours in the trees were amazing golden tones so we made sure to capture this in their photos.

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Just before we left the park we got one last photo with the church.

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The Hotel Colessio is a fairly new venue and looks fantastic inside. Not to mention its ideal location, right in Stirling town centre. The venue did a fabulous job with the decor. The beautiful cake was by Ca’s Buttercream Dream.

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Rachel and Michael got to catch up with some of their guests before dinner was served.

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The boys all did a really great job with the speeches. Lots of funny stories were told. Its one of my favourite parts of the day.hotel_colessio_stirling_wedding_0021

After dinner we headed up to Stirling Castle for some night effect photos.

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We headed back for the first dance and for the guests to let loose on the dancefloor.

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I love this natural moment of them together.

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Just before I left I got Rachel and Michael to come out for one last photo with the hotel in the background. I love the architecture and how the buildings lit so it was an opportunity not to be missed.

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I would like to take this opportunity to wish Rachel and Michael all the best for the future! There wedding was so much fun and I had a really great time capturing all their memories.

Make Up artist – Pout MUA and Louise Nisbit

Hairdresser – Arlene @ Style ‘Z’ at Home

Dress designer/bridal shop – The Bridal Studio, Dollar

Flowers – All Occasions, Denny

Cake – Ca’s Buttercream Dream, Alloa

Band or DJ – Central Scotland Sound

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