Kamińscy Family Archive

collection Kamińscy Family Archive
authors Andrzej Kamiński
starring Andrzej Kamiński; Urszula Kamińska
length 03'19
location Poland
year 1983
format S8 mm
color black and white
signature PAFD 0014 007
source of funding Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
description

December 1983, Przyczółek Grochowski housing estate in Warsaw. Preparations for the departure for the civil wedding ceremony of Andrzej Kamiński’s brother-in-law, Marek, and his future wife, Bożena. The future spouses go to the Civil Registry Office located at ul. Ludwika Mycielskiego (currently the Tax Office is located there) in a Łada car, borrowed for this occasion from their cousin. The car has some flowers attached to the bonnet and ornaments on the windshield. It slowly moves through the streets covered with muddy snow towards the Civil Registry Office (USC). The bride, groom and guests wait for the ceremony to begin. Then they enter the wedding hall, where the bride and groom sit on chairs opposite the official and repeat the words of the marriage vow after him.

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keywords Poland, Warsaw, Przyczółek Grochowski, car, winter, wedding, marriage, Civil Registry Office, USC, snow, wedding ceremony, young couple, bride and groom, FSO 125p, “Duży Fiat”, Fiat 126p, “maluch”, Łada, Zaporozhets