We were recently cleaning up, and going through some boxes of old photos & slides — and came across a varied collection of a few very old Super 8 film strips (for those who are old enough to know what that was).
The collection included some film (no audio) from our wedding: Nov. 13, 1976 at St. Josephat Cathedral on Franklin St. in Toronto. Most of it was filmed by Oksana’s brother, Ihor… plus somebody else, as Ihor is in some scenes.
For us, it wasn’t just a personal record of the event, but it was particularly emotional — more so than just seeing still photographs — because it captured so many people who are no longer with us.
The film opens with Oksana receiving a traditional blessing from her parents and her godmother (the one crying).
This bit of 1976 memorabilia pairs up with another recollection from that year I recently posted.