Francesca & Patrick – Holy Cross Episcopal Church & Hopetoun House – Edinburgh wedding photography

A gorgeous bride and groom who were giggling all day, lots of good-natured England/Scotland jibes, flowers as far as the eye could see, and an incredible party at Hopetoun House were the order of the day on Saturday.

Francesca & Patrick (aka Checi & Paddy) met while studying at St Andrews University and make such a lovely couple. As you’ll see from the group shots later, they and the wedding party were on great form all day and had us in stitches.

The day began with the girls getting ready in the serene surroundings of Six Mary Place guesthouse.




Meanwhile, at the pub, Paddy was enjoying a drink with the boys, who had been issued with their instructions for the day…



And soon it was time to head to the church…

Where a beautiful bride arrived in a vintage Bentley…

The minister who conducted the service also christened Paddy in this church.





Then it was on to stunning Hopetoun House, where a warm welcome awaited.




The rain stopped right on cue, and we were able to get outside for some fun group shots.


Then we took a walk to Lime Avenue with Checi and Paddy – the light was just beautiful.

Soon it was time for the guests to enjoy a wonderful meal. The ballroom looked amazing – the colours were beautiful and the flowers really added to the wow factor.


The girls had been practising their dance moves!

Checi’s dad had an infectious laugh and had everyone roaring during his speech! He warmed the audience up perfectly for the best man, whose speech was hilarious.

We popped outside for a few more photos before the dancing got started.

Sometimes we like the rain…


Checi & Paddy kicked off the dancing with a Gay Gordons…


Best man James (aka Prowler) showed off his moves.

When we heard that Checi’s dad had planned surprise fireworks for his daughter we thought we’d add in a surprise of our own, so we came back at the end of the night to capture the action. Surprise!



Checi & Paddy – Wow, what an amazing day! We had such a fantastic time photographing your wedding and can’t wait to get all of the photos to you. We hope you like your sneak peek and have a fantastic time in Costa Rica!

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Checi & Paddy’s wedding suppliers included:
Hair – Vincent Bell
Make-up – Eyecandy Make-up
Ceremony Venue – Holy Cross Episcopal Church
Reception venue – Hopetoun House
Bridal salon – Pretty Woman
Flowers – Planet Flowers
Cake – Too Good to Eat
Transport – Waterside Weddings
Catering – Heritage Portfolio
Photography – Elemental Weddings

carolyn - July 23, 2009 - 12:07 pm

Oh Checi , you look soooo beautiful. What a fabulous wedding.We loved it all. Love Carolyn Steven Liz Rowan Laura and Isabelle.xxxxxxxxx

Ceri - July 22, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Hey guys have an awesome time in Costa Rica (gutted you didnt choose Brazil…) loved the wedding photos looked like a great day and you guys look soooo happy.

Lots of love Ceri and Wagner

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