Happy Presidents' Day - The Wedding Edition
Happy Presidents' Day Everyone! I thought it would be a fantastic idea to post some pictures of Presidential Weddings to celebrate our leading men and the beauties who helped them get to the White House. Looking at all of these pictures is a great trip down the road of wedding fashion and styles of the past you can really see how far the wedding gown has evolved. I'm keeping it short and sweet so you can get back to relaxing on your day off!
Herbert Hoover (lower left) & Louise "Lou" Henry (lower right)
February 10, 1899
*please note I started on the 31st president because its hard to find photos of weddings before then!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt & Anna Eleanor Boettiger
March 17, 1905
Harry Truman & Bess Wallace
June 28, 1919
Dwight D. Eisenhower & Marie "Mamie" Geneva Doud
July 1, 1916
John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier
September 12, 1953
Lyndon B. Johnson & Claudia "Lady Bird" Taylor
November 17, 1934
Richard Nixon & Thelma "Pat" Ryan
June 21, 1940
Gerald Ford & Elizabeth "Betty" Bloomer Warren
October 15, 1948
James Earl "Jimmy" Carter & Rosalynn Smith
July 7, 1946
Ronald Reagan & Nancy Davis
March 4, 1952
George H.W. Bush & Barbara Pierce
January 6, 1945
William "Bill" Clinton & Hillary Rodham
October 11, 1975
George W. Bush & Laura Welch
November 5, 1977
Barack Obama & Michelle LaVaughn Robinson
October 18, 1992
Congratulations to all of our Presidents & First Ladies of the past and future!
While we're on the topic of etherial weddings lets talk Prince & Princess!
Have you seen The Royal Wedding Invitation?
What do you think?
February 21, 2011
mother of bride to be said:
I think Jackie was such a beautiful bride. Loved that veil, have not seen anything like it since.
February 22, 2011
Fantastic pictures, Randy! It must have been fun to compile these photos. I have to say my favorite is the 1919 wedding duo of The Trumans, since I love the Roaring Twenties fashions. LOVE the wide-brimmed hat! I also love 90s wedding gowns, so Michelle and Barack are my other favorite wedding couple. Michelle is so lovely in the shoulder-wrapped gown and Barack is charming!! How adorable! Happy, Happy Presidents' Day!!!
March 02, 2011
Marie A said:
Jackie O's dress was my favorite, by far! The invitaion to the royal wedding is more understated than I would have imagined, but it seems appropraite. That whole "commanded by the Queen to invite" seems so offical and really proves that its royal! Oh how I wish one of those was in my mailbox! How did you get that picture, Randy? Were you invited?
March 04, 2011
Wow, what a fabulous 'walk down memory lane' and a great tribute to President's Day! Fantastic! Love it! It showcased how styles and wedding sensibility have changed over the years from casual to the elaborate...and how styles come full circle. Just look at Jackie O wedding dress to JFK, this style is definitely back in vogue; check out Anne Barge's collection, I think she re-created it with a modern twist. Check it out: http://www.theringbearer.ca/wedding_fashion.php?subsection=8&theme=ed&slideitem=7364
March 10, 2011
Randy I'm surprised by many of the "un-traditional" wedding dresses chose by former first ladies. W don't see many long white gowns!
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