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People say that in relationships – and life in general – you can’t agree on everything. We’re lucky enough to be on the same wavelength for most things, but one thing we do disagree on is old and new. Verity loves digging through antique shops for an old treasure, while I’d probably just throw out anything without a sentimental attachment. V loves traditional grand venues, and I prefer clean and modern. Laura and Henry’s stunning Savoy wedding might just have changed my mind when it comes to venues. With it’s walls so steeped in history and a ballroom that made for the most incredible setting for a wedding, it’s hard not to be blown away by the classic beauty of this iconic building.

We first met Laura and Henry for their engagement shoot earlier this year and it became immediately apparent just how comfortable and happy they are in each other’s company. The kind of connection we love and one that never fails to get us excited about a wedding. By far our favourite trend of this year has been a black tie dress code, I’m not actually sure if it is a wedding ‘trend’, it’s possible we’ve just taken notice more because it’s a style that we love. Less traditional than tails it’s a look that just oozes ‘cool’ – as exemplified by Henry in the middle of the dancefloor in the evening.

Throughout the Savoy there are old photographs of some of the celebrities that have visited the hotel. It’s a veritable who’s who of fame and fortune, even if we hadn’t been aware of the hotels reputation it would have been immediately apparent. Even while we grabbed a bite to eat at dinner in one of the side rooms we saw Marilyn Monroe and Humphrey Bogart among others on the wall. It made me think about what makes a building like this one so well known. Obviously age and clientele have a great deal to do with it, but to me it seems that the most important things are the ones that aren’t framed on the walls. While the celebs might come and go couples like Laura and Henry create memories to last a lifetime.

Looking through these images of an incredible couple with their effortlessly cool, timeless style and obvious compatibility, they could easily be mistaken for a celebration in the era of Bogart and Monroe. As much as the architecture and design forces me to rethink my ‘newer is always better’ approach I still think the memories created by Laura and Henry in 2017 are definitely better than those of the celebrities of the past came to visit. After all, what could be more important than this?

– Chris & Verity