In 1897 Lumière produced two wedding films of the same wedding, the first "Entrée d’une noce à l’église" was the people entering the church, and the second "Sortie d’une noce de l’église" was people exiting the church, both including the bride, and the second one the groom. Here they are put together in one title "Une Noce à l’église" translated as "A Wedding at the Church". The church in question is the "Saint-Lambert de Vaugirard" church in Paris. The wedding is between Henri Chauvin and Gabrielle Moisson. Charles Moisson, the brother of the bride, was an employee of Lumière.
Une Noce à l’église (1897)
(Original) Entrée d’une noce à l’église
(Original) Sortie d’une noce de l’église
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2 parts of this wedding film
|Charles Moisson||-||Self, Brother of Bride|
|Gabrielle Moisson||-||Self, Bride|
|Henri Chauvin||-||Self, Groom|
This may be the first wedding with bride and groom ever documented on film of a real couple. I find that fascinating, as well as we can see people in their best attire entering and exiting the church. Now, it's not much more to it, but it is much better than the usual of this kind of early films where the camera stands still and people walking by. Also, there is some message to it, as entering the bride walks in with her brother, and exiting with her husband.