Title ID 4170Collection ID515
Title[Lorely’s and Angela’s Weddings]
Date1 September 1966; 21 October 1967
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionActuality/Factual
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsReligious Buildings Religious Activities Weddings Family Wedding Dresses Hats
LocalCadaxton (near Barry) Southwick
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland Wales United Kingdom
ProductionLes and Joy Parfitt
CameraLes and Joy Parfitt
ParticipantsLoreley Wilkins and Phillip Knight (wedding in Wales)
FormatColour Silent
Duration10 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


Two family weddings, in South Wales and Southwick, filmed and edited with intertitles by Les and Joy Parfitt in 1966 and 1967. The couples stand outside the churches in which they have just been married, both brides in long satin dresses and veils.


Loreley's Wedding, Sep 1 1966. Family members are seen in a domestic garden before scenes at the Church at Cadaxton near Barry, South Wales. Woman wear round pink hats and suits. Loreley's wedding dress is white satin. She wears a long veil and her bridesmaids wear pink. Bride and Groom stand with their parents, best man and bridesmaids for photographs outside the church. Loreley's bridesmaid plays with her veil, lifting it up over her head and posing.

Angela and Trevor's Wedding, 21.10.1967 Joy Parfitt, Angela's mother, is seen with a box of flowers. Angela wears a long satin dress and long veil, in a similar style to Loreley's. She is seen walking up the path towards St. Michael's Church in Southwick with her father, Les Parfitt. Interior scenes of the wedding are too dark. Outside, the newly married couple stand in the doorway of the church. The camera pans in close up down Angela's wedding dress and bouquet and silver horseshoe in card. She wears a lace underskirt beneath the satin dress, spit open at the front. The couple laugh together, and Trevor kisses Angela quickly. Confetti is thrown over the couple before the leave in a large black car. The guests continue to throw confetti over one another. Angela's parents are seen in the crowd. Angela's "Good Luck" horseshoe is seen at the end of the film, as are her cards and invitations.