Title ID 737Collection ID1305
Title[The Wedding Day]
Genre/TypeAmateurIndependent AmateurNon-fictionFamily Life
ThemeFamily life
KeywordsCelebrations Family Weddings
LocalFoots Cray Bexley
RegionalGreater London
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionE.R. Doventon (?)
CameraE.R. Doventon (?)
FormatColour Silent
Duration2 min. 45 sec.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


A colour home movie recording the events of a traditional white wedding at All Saints Church, Foots Cray.


Wedding participants pose on a doorstep for the camera - a young page boy wearing a kilt joins the three bridesmaids, and the bride is joined by her father (?). The bride and her father pause again before getting into a car, and before entering All Saints Church in Foots Cray. The newlyweds leave the church before posing for group photographs in the grounds - a female photographer stage manages the event, encountering hostility from the bride's heavy train! The guests linger in the church grounds before throwing confetti over the departing couple. Meanwhile another bride has arrived by car to the church. Having changed into their going-away outfits, the newlyweds are waved off from the evening reception, driving a Mini which has had tin cans tied onto its bumper.


A still from [The Wedding Day] (1965) - the bride and groomA still from [The Wedding Day] (1965) - wedding guests

Contextual information

Unfortunately, Screen Archive South East does not hold any information about this film. It does however serve as a typical representation of amateur records of family weddings. Screen Archive South East houses a large number of wedding films from across the decades including [Cochrane Wedding] (25 September 1935), [Croydon Aerodrome. Margaret's Wedding] (1932; 27 March 1943), Our Wedding Day (212 March 0951) and The House of Jan and Pete: Our Wedding (1965)

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British Film Institute National Archive & BFI Reuben Library

The BFI in London holds many ‘How To’ manuals and publications giving advice to the amateur film-maker and cine societies. The catalogue is searchable online.


Institute of Amateur Cinematographers

“An international organisation whose aims are to further interest and education in relation to all aspects of film and video making and associated visual arts.” The website has links to further useful resources as well as lists of cine-clubs and societies nationwide.