A Savile Club Wedding.
I was head over heels when this lovely couple commissioned me to capture their wedding day at the esteemed Savile Club, in the heart of Mayfair.
Established in 1868, The Savile club was the brainchild of the greatest literary, artistic and scientific minds of its time. The french style interior boasts architectural rigour and exquisite craftsmanship which can be seen throughout the elegant salons. But don’t let antiquity and traditions fool you. The ‘Savilian’ founders, with their keen sense of wit, had made up their minds that the association’s motto would be Sodalitas Convivium. This essentially means a cheerful convo and jovial meeting of the minds. Over great food and a good drink of course. Cue wedding!
The ceremony was held in the delightfully intimate Drawing Room. A perfect setting methinks as to my mind there’s nothing better than a couple in love, exchanging their wedding vows in a place carefully chosen to capture the imagination of all those who share their special moment. All this to the musical lustre of a harmonic string trio.
The guests were then amazed and delighted when they were shown to the exquisite Ballroom for the Wedding Breakfast. The day was coordinated and styled to perfection by the wonderful Lindy Dowling. The room was flooded with glowing light from glittering chandeliers and windows at both ends. Perfectly offsetting the immaculate flowers from Scarlet & Violet. Speeches and merrymaking ensued and before we knew it, the time had come for the wedding cake’s ‘la grande révélation’! Perhaps, I should’ve asked one of the Savilian Poets to write a piece about the wonderfully beautiful cake by Deelight Bakery. It was a marvel.
As always, the day gave way to night. But the party was far from over when the couple’s brilliant bartenders and DJ, Mighty Fine, upped the evenings ante. The loving and cheery wedding celebrations were gorgeous to behold and truly summed up the spirit of the club’s ethos. Great minds really do think alike!
Special thanks to my second photographer: Emma Brown
Venue: Savile Club // Wedding Styling and Coordination: Lindy Dowling. // Florist: Scarlet & Violet // Make-Up and Hair: Kylie McMichael // Cake: Deelight Bakery // Entertainment: Pop String Trio via Musicians inc & DJ Mighty Fine // Hired Items: Jones Hire // Macaroons: Ganache Macaroon // Photography: Eddie Judd