Yindana Lake Lakelands Wedding | Rachel & Jake
Rachel and Jake have been together for more than 5 years and have spent the past couple of years touring the world, before arriving in Australia.
I first met Rachel 12 months ago and in February this year, she asked me if I would photograph her wedding. Plans were well underway and Rachel had a lot of great ideas to ensure their big day, their Yindana Lake Lakelands wedding, ran smoothly.
The location for their wedding was the gorgeous setting of Yindana Lake in Lakelands, just north of Mandurah. Jake and his groomsmen, along with family and friends, some of whom had travelled from the UK, were assembled under the shade of the huge Tuart tree that is the centrepiece at the lake, as they eagerly awaited Rachel’s arrival.
Right on cue, Rachel arrived in a white stretch limousine, accompanied by her father and her bridesmaids. As they made their way down the limestone stairs and over the bridge to the archway, where the celebrant Lorraine Webb was waiting, Jake got his first glimpse of his bride to be….the look on his face was priceless.
During the service, Rachel and Jake exchanged their vows, rings, their first kiss as husband and wife, and signed the marriage certificate. After the formalities, they were introduced to their guests as Mr and Mrs Iles….much to the delight of everyone.
Following the group shots and photographs with various family groups, the bridal party and I made our way to Town Beach, on the north side of Mandurah Marina, for a fun photo session which included some running along the beach, jumping up in the air and at one point, the guys hoisted Rachel high in the air.
The reception was held at M on the Point and during the speeches, a video was played that carried messages of congratulations from family and friends back in the UK who were unable to make it to see these two beautiful people tie the knot.
It was a great day and everyone wishes Rachel and Jake all the happiness for their future together.
Russell is an absolutely fantastic photographer! Such a professional and friendly person to work with and everyone at our wedding commented on how good and professional he was. We are so happy with all the wedding photos, Russell managed to catch all the perfect moments and we are so grateful for all the hard work he put into making our wedding memories last.