Film ID:
NEFA 20924

THE RECEPTION OF MR. AND MRS. COLLINS AT THE GORDON HOTEL, JESMOND

1938

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Description

Part professional and part amateur film of the reception for the newly married Mr and Mrs Collins at the Gordon Hotel in Jesmond, Newcastle on the 30 July 1938.

The bride and groom along with the bridesmaids and flower girl walk around the hotel lawn.

There is a close up of the bride and groom followed by each of the bridesmaids and flower girl.

The wedding party walks back into the hotel.

Bouquets surround the wedding table on which stands a tiered wedding cake. The bride and groom cut the cake.

A toast of Champagne is made to the happy couple.

There are various views of guests sitting in front of the wedding table.

The bride cuts a flower from her bouquet.

The camera pans across a table of Champagne bottles to a waiter in a white coat who is opening a bottle. 

Behind the wedding cake the bride, groom and other guests eat and drink.

Title: The guests and staff of the Gordon Hotel wishing the bridal couple "Bon Voyage".

A man wearing chef's whites stands in a doorway.

Guests and members of hotel staff admire the Rolls Royce wedding car. "L" plates have been attached to the soft top of the car and old boots and cans are tied to the read.

Hotel staff hand out confetti while others watch from surrounding windows and doorways.

Confetti is thrown onto the bride and groom as they leave the hotel and get into the Rolls Royce. Some of the guests chase after the car as it drives away.