Ready to wear: Wedding bella
Aside from The Independent, Annalisa Barbieri writes for the Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, and the New Statesman. A former contributing editor of the Independent on Sunday and fishing correspondent of the Independent, she is also patron of Rights of Women
Sunday 17 November 1996
Above: Just five years old, this weary little boy on the stool (far right) is wearing a waistcoat from BHS. He gets his hair cut
with his dad in Pinner where they live
Right: Angela Ferrari, left, bought her suit 20 years ago from Swan & Edgar in Piccadilly
Centre: Mara Dilaurenzio and her boyfriend Sergi. Mara's favourite shops are Oasis and Benetton. She works as a secretary.
Sergi loves designer clothes and works in a restaurant
Far right: St Peter's Church, Clerkenwell, central London, where Elena and Vincenzo wed. Although marriage has become less popular over the past decade, St Peter's is still kept busy with at least one wedding every Saturday and often one on Sunday
photographs by janine wilks
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