Detail

Title ID 4201Collection ID504
Title[Wedding]
Date[1959?]
CollectionHarrison / Williams
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsWeddings Wedding Dresses Family Domestic Gardens Religious Buildings Celebrations Cars Fathers
Location
LocalBrighton [?]
RegionalBrighton and Hove
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionMr. Harrison
CameraMr. Harrison
FormatColour Silent
Duration7 min. 50 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details

Summary

Scenes of Mr. Harrison's daughter's wedding day in 1959, showing bride, groom and guests at the church and in a domestic garden.

Description

A bride climbs into a car outside a house on Fenhurst Cresent in Hollingbury. A driver and her father wait by the car. She arrives at the church, picking up the skirt of her full and long-sleeved wedding dress as she walks with her father, Mr. Harrison. Her veil blows in the wind. She meets her bridesmaids at the entrance to the red brick church. The women wear blue silk dresses with full skirts. The bride, encouraged by her father, stands in the doorway of the church, smiling at the camera. In scenes filmed later, at Mr. and Mrs. Harrison's garden in Hollingbury [?], the bride and groom smile for cameras, posing with family members, bridesmaids and a black cat. Quick panning shots film the guests, standing together for the camera. The women wear suits or full dresses and the men wear suits. Confetti is thrown at the couple in the drive in a frenzy. In scenes filmed earlier at the church, from a different point of view, the couple emerge from the church newly married. The bride poses with her father under the red brick archway. She shows a little girl the silver horseshoe she carries with her bouquet for good luck. A bridesmaid poses with the black cat on the lawn. Guests are seen, having gathered in the garden.