PERSONAL RECORD. WEDDING BELLS. 400 GUESTS AT MACEWAN KERR WEDDING 1930

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“Thursday afternoon was beautifully fine and clear for the wedding of one of Scotland’s bonny daughters - Miss Kerr - to a popular young Wellington man Mr MacEwan.” - New Zealand Free Lance,” April 16, 1930

Flower girls are ushered into the church; the groom and his attendants pose on the church steps before making their way to the back entrance. The bride and her attendants look absolutely beautiful in their soft flowing gowns. After alighting from her vehicle, the bride stops to receive her bouquet, then enters the church with her father.
After the ceremony the happy couple emerge from the church amidst a crowd of well wishers. The attendants await the arrival of a fleet of cars to drive them away. Guests leaving the church and arriving at the reception. The large bridal group pose for the camera before entering reception house. Many of their 400 guests follow. Minister talking to page- boy playing with his stuffed toy.
Guests later wander around grounds while the happy couple, their attendants, family and friends gather for photographs. The page-boy receives a kiss from the bride. Lots of champagne, fun and laughter.

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Year 1930

Reference number F651

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Amateur

Duration 0:11:49