Day Four is dedicated to American Royalty! Since we don’t actually have royalty in the great US of A, we have to create our own. And what would an American Royalty wedding blog be without Elizabeth Taylor and Jackie O?! Now…picking which wedding of Elizabeth Taylor’s to feature was a tough one (I mean she does have EIGHT)….so I just went simple with her first wedding to Conrad “Nicky” Hilton. She was stunning in a gown designed by Helen Rose, the same designer that designed Grace Kelly’s gown. Taylor’s dress was so intricate that it took fifteen people three months to create. The marriage between Hilton and Taylor only lasted a short nine months, but it holds its place in history as the kick starter of all of Taylor’s times down the aisle.

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Continuing on, our second American Royalty wedding is none other than that of Jackie O and JFK. Before all of the drama of Kennedy’s presidency and personal life took center stage, Jackie and Jack were just happy newlyweds–except they were bonafide celebrities. The pair was featured on the cover of Time Magazine only a few months before their wedding. They wed at his family’s estate on September 12, 1953, this year is the 50th anniversary! Jackie’s gown, designed by Ann Lowe,  contained more than fifty yards of fabric (imagine how heavy that must have been!). Their Catholic ceremony was attended by 750 people, and later for the reception an additional 450 people joined. The reception was definitely a party to remember. The guests danced to music played by the Meyer Davis Orchestra–the same Orchestra also played at Kennedy’s parents’ wedding as well as his inauguration ball. I hope you all have enjoyed reminiscing as much as I have!

 

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