Marla Maples is best known as the southern belle who was second wife to Donald Trump. Most reports about her veered on the unkind, alluding that she was the “homewrecker” responsible for ending Trump’s first marriage to Ivana.
In 1993 wedding gowns were getting sleeker, and the frills and poofs started to fade away, as we see in the blushing bride in this picture. Marla Maples’s dress is an example of the new trend that began to dominate the 90s. Due to a pre-signed agreement, the model/actress was forbidden from disclosing details about the marriage after the couple decided to call it quits.
Eileen Bennet and Marcys Mash
The famous tennis player Eileen Bennet wed her horse-racing hubby Marcus Marsh on September 28, in the year of 1936. She switched out her tennis headband for a beautiful headpiece and long veil when she walked down the aisle. Although it’s not clear when Bennet and Mash met, but it was likely around 1935 when her tennis career had begun to wane.
Women’s tennis at the time wasn’t taken too seriously, often considered an indulgent side piece to the “real” game that men played. She was still married to Edmund Fearnley-Whittingstall then. Mash would become her second husband and also named as a co-respondent in the divorce petition her first husband would file eventually.
Eleanor Roosevelt and FDR
Eleanor Roosevelt, who is the daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt’s brother, married Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was the president’s fifth cousin in 1905. Their initial meeting was back when Eleanor was 14, and he was 18. After losing touch for a few years, they reconnected when they ran into one another at a horse show in Madison Square Garden.
They began meeting each other frequently at parties and became very close as the years went by. F.D.R. finally proposed to Eleanor in 1903 when she was 19 and he 22. The wedding took place two years later on St. Patrick’s Day, where former President Theodore Roosevelt walked the bride down the aisle.
Lyndon Baines Johnson and Lady Bird Taylor
Lyndon Baines Johnson, LBJ for short, met Claudia Alta, “Lady Bird” Taylor, through a mutual friend. Lady Bird later confessed that she felt drawn to LBJ “like a moth drawn to a flame.” Wildly enough, he proposed to her on the first date. She thought he was crazy, but she accepted about two weeks later.
Lady Bird still wanted to be more cautious and told LBJ that she wanted them to wait six months before tying the knot. And that’s when their now-legendary letter writing to each other between Texas and Washington began. The lovestruck duo wrote a letter to each other (sometimes even two letters) each day. The two married in San Antonio, Texas, on November 17, 1934. A honeymoon to Mexico came after the wedding.
Rod Stewart and Alana Hamilton
For his 1979 wedding to Alana Hamilton, Stewart donned a sweet white suit. His bride showed up wearing a very stylish off-the-shoulder dress and a baby's-breath crown. The two came from starkly different backgrounds even though they seemed made for each other. Stewart was your classic A-list musician.
He was deeply embedded in the glitzy entertainment industry - your quintessential artist who worked hard and partied even harder. Hamilton grew up with largely absent and dysfunctional parents in rural Texas. She decided to take charge of her own life and moved to New York to become an airline stewardess. Somewhere, their paths crossed. The marriage lasted five years. Stewart believed the marriage fell apart because he had married too young at age 36.