WARTIME WEDDING IN LONDON AND HONEYMOON IN ST IVES OF AN AMERICAN SERVICEMAN AND HIS ENGLISH BRIDE [Allocated Title]
Edited colour amateur film with titles shot by Captain Carl Albrecht of the US Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service recording his own wedding to an English girl Sylvia Graham on 16 April 1945 at St Mary Abbot's, Kensington (London) and their honeymoon in Carbis Bay, near St Ives, Cornwall.
The film opens with the titles " ...... and so they were married on 16th April at St Mary Abbot's, London, England". Panning shot of the spire and exterior of the church of St Mary Abbot's, including a policeman on horseback and a passing red London bus. The Bride, Sylvia Graham, posing for the camera with Lieutenant Commander Bos, Belgian Navy (who stood-in for the bride's father) . Statue of the Madonna and child. Further shots of the church spire. The Bride and Groom, Captain Carl Albrecht, posing outside the church and walking towards the camera. The Bride and Groom walking past several members of the US Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service and a few unidentified women and through a dark archway towards the camera (includes a brief shot of the flash equipment for a still camera). Car drives away from the church.
Title " We took a train" super-imposed over a sketch of a GWR railway train. Title "Carbis Bay near St Ives Cornwall". Steam railway train pulling in to a station. The train leaving the station past a number of houses on a hillside. Panning shot over Carbis Bay. Shot of the Carbis Bay Hotel. Carbis Bay Beach with the steam train moving round the headland. Title "next morning....." early morning sunlight on the sea at Carbis Bay Beach. Further shots of the beach and the sea. Sylvia and Carl Albrecht walking on the beach and sitting in deckchairs on the sand. The beach including Sylvia paddling in shallow water. Sylvia climbing up a cliff path towards the camera. Sylvia and Carl walking along a road overlooking the bay. Title "everything stops for Tea" Sylvia and Carl seated on the ground drinking tea and eating biscuits. Title "as we were going to St Ives - we met a man with 40 wives..." Sylvia looking out over a sea view, taking a photograph and walking along a country path. Various views of St Ives. The lifeboat in the harbour, being brought ashore and being towed along a road by a small tractor. More views of St Ives, including many boats in the harbour. Sylvia wandering through the streets with her camera. Various people in the streets of St Ives, including women and children, an elderly man, a woman seated in the street painting and talking to two onlookers, small children in the street, the exterior of a pub "Sloop Inn", several servicemen and a man and an elderly woman carrying a large heavy bucket between them. Further shots of the streets, houses and harbour of St Ives. Sylvia with her camera by the harbour. More views of St Ives. Sylvia walking towards the camera and title "we leave - St Ives". Sylvia and Carl seating on the beach, chatting and waving to the camera followed by the title "now, if you please we'll get on with our Honeymoon".