Photographing a wedding at The Savoy is always a treat. Impeccably organised by Bruce Russell and the Fairmont team, any couple is guaranteed a magical day, and no more so when it is the weekend before Christmas where Christmas spirit, champagne and sparkly lights just adds to the occasion. As one of the Savoy’s recommended photographers, Rebecca and Jamal came to me via the Fairmont team. They were a lovely relaxed couple, and trusting that their photographer would capture all the different elements of their day in a discreet way. Getting the fine details of timings, group shot lists etc established in advance of the day ensures everything runs smoothly on the day itself. With invaluable help from Laura Ross from the Savoy events team, this was all in place well before the day so everything ran like clockwork on the day itself.
With nearly 170 guests, the wedding spanned several of the Savoy’s function rooms, including the legendary Lancaster Ballroom. On days like this I’m always glad for my part time role of fitness instructor – running around for nearly 10 hours with a lot of heavy equipment, I’m convinced it gives me an edge to keep going that extra mile in order to keep capturing the moments as they happen.
Whilst the edited selection given to the couple totalled 941 (which sounds a lot of photographs but with so many guests and all the various elements to the day from Rebecca getting ready, Jamal’s usher’s lunch, the ceremony, the group shots, drinks reception, speeches, dinner and first dance, it’s easy to see why) for the purposes of this blog I’ve limited the selection predominantly to images including Rebecca & Jamal, their family, ushers and bridesmaids only.