Mysterious wedding photos solved: We meet the bride, 54 years later

On Thursday, the RNZ checkpoint asked if the public knew the identity of a mysterious couple on some of the nameless wedding photos.

Who is this bride photographed by Ian Hulse?

Richard Hulse / Delivered

Who is this bride photographed by Ian Hulse?

The photos were taken by the late photographer Ian Hulse.

His son Richard wanted to give the pictured couple these precious souvenirs of their special day. But he needed help finding her.

“When my father died, I inherited his personal archive of private, creative work that he did as a professional photographer. It also contained a lot of family photos – stuff from the 1960s and 1970s, ”Richard told the RNZ checkpoint.

“I recently searched these photos for a picture of my mother to scan and found a small packet of negatives that was the wedding of someone outside of our family.

The mysterious wedding, photographed by Ian Hulse.

Richard Hulse / Delivered

The mysterious wedding, photographed by Ian Hulse.

Richard thought, based on the negative, that the mysterious wedding photos could have been from the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Since the story was shared, Janise Street contacted RNZ and revealed that she still has the wedding dress. She speaks to Lisa Owen from Checkpoint in the video above.