WEDDING PRESENTS / AT THE CHURCH / RECEPTION / FAMILY LIFE

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Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Home movies and videos

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: WEDDING PRESENTS / AT THE CHURCH / RECEPTION / FAMILY LIFE

Reference number: 7151

Date: c.1939 - 1941*

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bwcol

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 16.48 mins

Description: Amateur family film of a wedding. Includes displayed presents, bride and groom at Church, reception at The Lorne with toasts and cutting the cake. Last section features new house and baby.

Shotlist: [BW, 1946*, slightly oof] gvs show of presents, lots in c/u, including dining crockery, cutlery set, silverware and decorative items for the home (2.04) the couple admire their presents, including a painting, silverware and household items (2.51) young women admire the gifts on display (3.10) [COL, Kodachrome] gvs show of presents (3.29) two bridesmaids, dressed in blue gowns with pink rose bouquets and feathered head-dresses, stand in the church foyer in Ardgowan Square [Greenock?]. Other members of the family wait in anticipation (4.03) groom arrives by car. He is dressed in black top hat and tails. His best man ushers him to a side door (4.27) gvs arrival of the bridal car - father takes flowers while the bride hurries into the church out of the wind and rain (4.52) the bride, bridesmaids and flower girls make last minute adjustments before entering the church for the ceremony (5.28) exts church, the married couple exit and try to get into their car without getting wet. A man kindly offers the bride his umbrella. The car drives off (6.13) gvs church door, as various guests dressed in their best clothes try to make it out without getting wet! (7.09) exts The Lorne Hotel (7.17) [a little underexposed] ints bridal party preparing for photographs (7.57) [BW] gvs same as previous (8.21) c/u three tier wedding cake. A man cuts pieces of cake and distributes to guests (8.47) gvs as bridal party gather around the cake, and a toast is made. The little girl is given a piece of the cake decoration as a keepsake (?) (9.47) gvs speeches (10.43) [COL] bride and groom exit the reception in 'going away' outfits, and are showered with confetti (11.02) very brief shot car driving off, unid. street (11.13) gvs wedding guests covered in confetti, c/u pavement covered in confetti (11.33) exts newlyweds new house, mother holds baby to the window (13.18) c/u baby fast asleep in pram (13.27) [1941*] baby is awoken and poses for photographs with family. Baby is helped to walk along (16.04) gvs baby 'walking' in the back garden with family (16.48)