Today I am thrilled to share the beautiful Lemon and Grey Spring Wedding of Rachel and Jamie at Singleton Lodge in Preston.
Images were captured by Rachel Joyce Photography.
Rachel who is based in Accrington, Lancashire specialises in creating beautiful, documentary style images.
She says of her work…
“My favourite things about weddings are the details and the emotions so my work tends to feature a lot of those!”
“I cover weddings across Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and the Lake District.”
“Rachael and Jamie found me on Facebook and booked me soon after.”
“I met with Rachael at Singleton Lodge a few weeks before the wedding for a Venue visit, and I was wowed. It’s so Pride and Prejudice!”
“We also visited the Church itself and I loved the fact it was right in the centre of town.”
“The day itself was absolutely perfect. Rachael was a really calm bride and spending the morning with her, her mum and her bridesmaids was an absolute pleasure.”
“I loved their choice of a lemon and grey colour scheme , particularly the lemon bridesmaids dresses.”
“There was such a buzz when Rachael pulled up at Church – the whole town centre seemed to come to a stand still as they watched Rachael leave the car. It was like photographing a celebrity!”
“The rest of the day went beautifully – the sun was shining and the guests were able to enjoy drinks on the lawn whilst I whisked Rachael and Jamie off for their photographs.”
How did you meet?
“We met in our local pub one evening.”
“I used to go regularly with my friends on a Tuesday evening to do the pub quiz and this particular night Jamie was working as the quiz master.”
“As he was walking past me and my friends were looking at him working out if he was gay!”
“He had just got back from working in Africa as cabin crew so we were all a bit dubious if he was or not. Luckily for me he wasn’t!”
“After talking most of the night I plucked up the courage to leave my number on the table we were sitting at and that night after staring at my phone he finally text and then we went on our first date.”
When did you get engaged?
“We got engaged in Mexico on the 1st may 2013.”
“We had just been for a meal and Jamie wanted to go for a walk on the beach. Next thing I knew he was down on one knee.”
Tell us about your wedding planning journey
“The planning wasn’t as stressful as I thought.”
“As we had two years to plan it we seemed to be quite organised.”
“We both sat down and decided on the things we really wanted to do and what to include.”
“My mum helped a lot and we did a lot of the decorations ourselves as both I and my mum are quite crafty and thought it would make a nice touch to do most ourselves.”
“The venue that we picked was amazing.”
“Jamie used to work there when he was younger and I used to always drive past and think ‘this is where I would love my wedding to be’ so we had to do it.”
“The rest of the planning just all happened at once – we were on a roll and ended up booking and buying most things with still a year to go!”
“It got a little stressful nearer the end with the finer details but I loved every minute of it and would do it all again!!”
When did you get married?
“We got married 2 years after our Engagement on the 1st may 2015.”
What was the best bit of your day?
“The best part of the day was seeing all the hard work put in finally come together.”
“The weather was amazing, I married my best friend and everyone had a fab time.”
What advice would you give to other couples getting married?
“Plan in advance! Don’t leave things till the last minute and if you have a budget add extra on top of it!”
Thank you so much to Rachel for sharing this stunning Spring Wedding.
I just love the lemon yellow palette, its such a fresh colour for spring mixed with grey to contrast.
I also love the table names with a dateline of the couples relationship, a really clever idea.
Venue – Singleton Lodge
Photographer – Rachel Joyce
Centre Pieces and decorations – Flyde flowers
Florist – House of Flowers – Thornton
Make up – Wedding Belles
Hair – The Salon – Poulton le Fylde
DJ – Gary Mills
Wedding Car – Onward Wedding Cars
To Contact Rachel Joyce Photography
Phone: 07807 112608