Every wedding has an official photographer – every single wedding. Since the invention of the camera, photographers have been on hand to capture special occasions – and occasions don’t come any more special than a wedding. Over the years there must have been millions – if not billions – of wedding photos taken.
So with that in mind, one of the nicest things we have seen at weddings are historic wedding photographs on display. In some cases, people could potentially have 6 or more generations of wedding day photographs showing weddings from their side of the family – and what better occasion than your own wedding to take them out of that box in the attic and proudly have them on display?
At one wedding we attended, a bride and groom had done just that. The wedding was near Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire and we were serving crêpes as an alternative to canapés from our mobile crepe van. Apart from the fact that our crêpes are always very popular at that point in the day, the best part about providing catering at that time of the day as far as we are concerned is that we are able to see more of the wedding itself, rather than the just the reception, as is the case when we are providing crepes in the evening. So on this occasion, we were able to see the historic wedding photos on display in the marquee.
The couple had a display going back several generations, with an increasingly “vintage”-looking frame for each generational regression – in other words, the oldest looking photographs had the oldest looking frames. A nice touch was the use of a digital photo frame, where the wedding photographer for that day had quickly added a photograph of the newlyweds at the service a short time earlier. So there they were, married only a matter of hours, yet joining parents, grand-parents and great-grandparents on the display table. It was a nice touch and added a reminder of the signficance of weddings to a family and the day itself.
Although Original Crepes have been serving crepes at weddings for over a decade, we don’t really think we warrant any kind of exhibition of historic photographs just yet. For the eagle-eyed, our gallery page displays a progression and development of our mobile crepe stand over the years, but we don’t stretch back into the black and white era. However, we fully intend to be serving crepes at weddings well into the future, so who knows, maybe one day we will deserve a retrospective.