One of my favourite weddings so far, Rachael & Jay’s day was not only full of meaning when it came to every detail of their day, but it was also absolutely beautiful also.
Their wedding day started off early with a trip to the registry office, where they formalised their marriage and exchanged Kintsugi rings - made in the style of the Japanese tradition of repairing broken pottery with gold.
Rachael & Jay then parted ways to get ready for the main part of the day, their wedding ceremony in front of family and friends, held in the ruins of Furness Abbey where Rachael used to play as a child. Officiated by one of the groom’s friends, after heartfelt readings from family & friends, they exchanged white roses and said their vows to one another.
Afterwards, we made an impromptu trip to a beach that held a special place in Rachael’s heart for photographs.. a place she says “fills her soul”. Rachael owns a popular children’s bookshop so it was only natural that their wedding reception was book themed, with each table decorated in piles of antique books and Alice-in-Wonderland style bottles of sloe gin for every guest, with a book cake to match!
Thank you Rachael & Jay for having us capture your INCREDIBLE day. And I am so thrilled to say that their wedding has been published on Rock N Roll Bride HERE!
"Cat has transformed my memories of my day. She saw what I couldn't see, she witnessed the things that were important, and she reflected whatever mattered.
I hadn't realised how important a wedding photographer was. But Cat did more than take photos. She created lasting memories and has managed to give me a really fantastic feeling about one of the most important days of my life, which is pretty much the best gift anyone could ever give me." - Rachael & Jay