claire + brian | rosslea hall

Remember we featured Claire and Brians engagement shoot a wee while ago? Well, the story is now complete as they got married at Rosslea Hall on 24th May! I'm so happy I have got to see them go from an engaged couple to a married couple through the fabulous photography of Chantal Lachance-Gibson. Thank you Chantal!

"We loved the setting of Rosslea as the venue overlooks the Gareloch and we loved the idea of our guests having drinks outside on the patio but more importantly the staff at the venue were so accommodating."

"I loved all of the planning! I didn't find it stressful at all! I loved the days out I had with my bridesmaids, mum and mother in law as it usually involved a few glasses of prosecco!"

"Brian was really involved in the planning process, I felt that was really important because it was just as much my wedding as his! Brian is a huge music fan and we really wanted to incorporate that into the day."

"I found my dress very easily! I had my heart set on a fish tail but when I tried one on it was gorgeous but it didn't blow me away! I loved the designer Enzoani so i found that Anne Priscilla bridal stocked the dresses and I fell in love. My dress was an A line tulle lace gown with a 6ft train! It was fitted to below the waist, with a pearl and crystal belt and the lace tulle train gave it a very romantic feel. I wore my mums veil from my parents wedding and this really set my dress off!"

"We had a retired minister, Ian Miller, perform the ceremony and it was amazing! He made the ceremony very personal but funny which we loved! He was an absolute legend!"

"The wedding was outside and it had been a grey morning until I arrived at the venue and suddenly the sun came out as I was walking down the aisle! We had our guitarist, Jamie Reilly, playing The Beatles - All You Need is Love as we walked back up the aisle and everyone joined in!"

"We tried to do everything ourselves as I felt that was really important to make the day personal. We adored our table plan as we used vintage vinyl records that our guests could spin and we hand made our favours.  I made candles in jam jars for the ladies and Brian made bottles of hot sauce!"

"The clearest memory of the day for me is getting to the bottom of the aisle and seeing Brian for the first time. Another was watching the bridesmaids car break down on the hard shoulder and watching them desperately trying to flag a lift down!"

Claire's advice to you brides to be is... "Enjoy the planning process and take your time to take in every moment of the day as it goes so fast! Make sure you do everything the two of you want to do, don't let anyone talk you out of your ideas!"

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