Title ID 13682Collection ID57
Title[Wartime Wedding]
CollectionEdwards and Tozer
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionCelebration
ThemeFamily Life Wartime And Military
KeywordsCelebrations Wedding Dresses Weddings Fashion Second World War (1939-1945)
LocalLondon (?)
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionNorman Edwards
Format16mm Black & White Silent
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.


A wartime wedding complete with preparations at the bride's family home, the gathering at the church and reception.


A black and white family compilation that opens with family members and the bridesmaid arriving at the bride's family home and being greeted by extended family.

We then see various stages of the grooming and dressing preparations including hair crimping in the garden, the bride putting on her lace adorned wedding dress and helping the bridesmaid, and the men adjusting ties and shirt sleeve garters. Several large cars transports the family to the church where the other guests congregate. Following the service, the bride and groom exit the church to a waiting photographer where a series of portrait photo line-ups ensue and lots of confetti is thrown, before the couple depart for the reception.

Well-dressed guests mingle and drink as the pageboy waits patiently next to the two-tiered wedding cake before it is cut by the bride and groom.


A black and white still image taken from TID 13682, showing a group of adults stood in the doorway to a residential house welcoming two women and a young girl into the home. 
A black and white still image taken from TID 13682, showing a group stood together for a wedding photograph outside the church. The group are all smiling and looking towards the film maker as they film the scene.A black and white still image taken from TID 13682, showing the location of the wedding reception at a restaurant. The image focuses on the two tier cake perched on a stand on a table. The cake has been ornately decorated in white icing with a cage style decoration over the top tier. In front of the cake table, a page boy stands looking in awe at the cake, mouth open.
A black and white still image taken from TID 13682, showing the bride and groom at their wedding reception about to cut their wedding cake. The two tier ornate cake has been placed on a small table in front of the couple, with the cage style decoration on the top tier clearly in view.