As soon as Imogen and Kit’s email enquiry for their wedding in Devon, landed in our inbox, we knew that this was going to be one very special commission. Because of our intimate documentary style, it’s important that we both feel a connection to our clients. Well, talk about being close to home – Dan was actually raised nearby to where Imogen is from in Devon!
Geography aside, we were delighted that both Kit and Imogen felt an affinity to our intimate, storytelling approach. And what a story this was. Having met at Cambridge University as teenagers, Imogen & Kit dated for six months before parting. And whilst young love might not have been on the cards for them, a lifetime partnership certainly was. Years later, after allowing Tinder to realign their paths, the pair were united once more. The only difference was, this time, it would be for the long haul. And whilst it was postponed from 2020 to 2021 (due to the obvious), our time spent documenting their incredible day was nothing short of a whirlwind – in the very best way.
Imogen & Kit dance to the beat of their own drum. Quite literally. Unified by a shared love of music, they both knew that sound would be a central aspect to the day. This was certainly true. Before the evening melted away to the colourful rhythms of Imogen’s old jazz teacher’s band, a friend of the couple sang for the ceremony attendees. Later, Imogen’s brothers also sang and played live music which was undoubtedly a very precious moment for his sister, as she fought back the tears.
Located above the sandy stretches of Mothecombe Beach on the coastline, we were spoilt for choice when it came to awe-inspiring scenery for this wedding in Devon. Softened by the light of the sun-baked clifftops (the unpredictable weather of the English Riviera felt in favour of this wedding, clearly), the ceremony took place in the timeworn confines of a village church. It later relaxed into a grand and softly illuminated alfresco tipi for the reception. As we prefer to work with natural light, this was a dream come true – it really set the tone for an organically cinematic outcome.
Nature aside, we also have to give props to the couple for having such good taste. Imogen held blooms by Miranda Hackett Flowers and wore a bespoke Emma Beaumont gown which echoed the dropped waist of her mother’s wedding dress, worn years before. Family was a key focal point to our narrative in many other ways too, as we knew it was so important to authentically capture Imogen and Kit’s dynamic collection of friends and family. This wasn’t hard – what a bunch! With the delivery of plenty heartfelt speeches including some very important women (Imogen, her mother and Kit’s mother all shared a few words with the eclectic crowd), it was an atmosphere that buzzed with good vibes and even better dance moves.
As you can probably tell from our shots, the evening radiated with cheer, laughter and song. We’re so happy with the finished outcome – looking back at the visual narrative, we can still feel the very same buzz that thrived under the sunshine (and then later the stars) of this wedding in Devon. A big thanks to Imogen and Kit for trusting our vision and being two amazing humans to photograph!