Gazing into each other’s eyes, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown sway on the dance floor as they celebrate their wedding in a haunting video that only serves to highlight just how tragic their union was to become.
It is footage that will be both difficult and inspiring for daughter Bobbi Kristina to watch as she admits she is still struggling to recover from her mother's death in a revealing interview with feted documentary maker Daphne Barak, who unearthed the video.
As Whitney the bride regally embraces a line of children at the ceremony, all dressed in white and playing classical music with small violins, Bobbi, now 20 and married only weeks ago, tells Daphne: ‘She WAS royal. People don’t know that about her…I called her My Royal Woman’.
Indeed, as they croon to each other at the lavish wedding on July 18, 1992, Whitney and Bobby - who were very much considered music's odd couple at the time - look every inch royalty, with Bobby even teasingly wearing one Whitney’s earrings.
The wedding, held at Whitney’s $10million home in Mendham, New Jersey, was an excessive affair, attended by a guest list of 800 – a figure Brown was later to sigh was ‘too much'.
It is all a far cry from the circumstances of how Whitney’s life would end on February 11, 2012, after she was found dead in a bathtub at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, aged just 48.
The couple had divorced in 2006 following a fiery and very public marriage.