Stunning Autum Devon Wedding Film
Karina and Ryan didn’t ask me to film their wedding. It was Karina’s step mum Rachel who did her research and contacted me. She told me she was impressed by my reviews first and then fell in love with my films. She invited me to her house to meet K&R and chat things through. And I am so glad she did.
It was one of those really hot days in the infamous hot summer of 2018. Rachel put the kettle on (how very English, when it’s hot, have a cuppa to cool down!) while we chatted colour themes, wedding bands and favourite music. They made me feel so welcome and instantly part of the family. I kept my fingers crossed that they’d book me because I knew they were my perfect friendly and bubbly couple. So when they said yes to me, I left with a little celebratory fist pump, knowing that Karina & Ryan and their family and friends were going to be amazing fun on the day and awesome to shoot.
And they were.
They brought all the awesome.
Karina and Ryan’s wedding was at the picturesque Rockbeare Manor just outside Exeter in Devon. It was October and the leaves were beginning to drop and turn orangey brown. The wind was blowing the trees and the fires were roaring inside Rockbeare. When I arrived, Everyone was getting ready in the house. Karina and her girls upstairs in the bridal suite and Ryan and his grooms men downstairs in the billiard room. The boys were playing pool while I captured the lovely moment of Ryan helping his son Ethan get in his suit and do his tie.
I was a pleasure to work alongside Helen Court Photography and she had Sarah Bradley lending a hand for the ceremony. We were the all girl dream team, I really enjoyed hanging out with those two fantastic female photographers.
Before the ceremony I captured some magical moments of emotion that only happen at weddings; John seeing Karina for the first time and totally ruining her make up because of her tears! (I’m kidding, it didn’t ruin the make-up, she looked stunning, it’s just a figure of speech) And Ryan giving Gail a surprise gift and a note which got her going too, all the tears and we hadn’t even started the ceremony yet.
The ceremony was stunning, full of giggles and tears and then everyone grabbed a drink and piled outside for group photos on the lawn.
The wedding breakfast was served and Karina had positioned and lit Yankee Candles EVERYWHERE and each corner smelt different of something delicious. Jamie Mathias set up and played all the sing-along’s during dinner (including my favourite, Wonderwall)
After the speeches they had the longest sparkler tunnel I’ve ever seen and then it was time for cutting the cake picture above made by Mad Cakes and their first dance as Mr & Mrs Keyte. After the smoochy slow Kodaline first dance, the band dropped Bob Marley and EVERYONE hit the floor and started grooving. The dancing is easily my favourite bit. I love all the getting on the dancefloor and capturing everyone letting their hair down to the band and I-Rock rocked it!
When their films were ready, I hand delivered to their house and was invited in for a cuppa and catch up. They were over the moon with their films which means to world to me. It sounds so cliched, but I do it for the emotion. I pour my heart and soul into making my wedding films personal and emotive for my couples. Of course I’m ultimately running a business, and the money I earn pays my mortgage and fills my fridge with fizz and food. But I honestly thrive off the reactions I get to my films, I love capturing all the special moments that couples miss and creating an everlasting memory for them to watch and re-watch again and again.
See for your self below and here: https://vimeo.com/313678736