William Clay Ford Sr. and Martha Firestone Ford were married in 1947, shortly after William graduated from Yale University. William was Henry Ford’s grandson, and Martha was the daughter of the Firestone Tire & Company founder, so this wedding marked the union of two powerful families of American industry and innovation.
Above, we see the young couple enjoying the waves at a beautiful Cambridge beach in Bermuda. Imagine dipping your newlywed toes in those soft, gentle, flowing Caribbean waters. It’s the stuff that dreams are made of. After the romantic vacation, the couple returned home to begin their lives together at Fair Lane Manor, which was built by William’s father.
Bette Davis and William Sherry
Famous actress Bette Davis and her husband William Sherry had a honeymoon for the ages, to say the very least. First off, they jetted off to Mexico, where they visited Acapulco, Taxco, and some of the country’s most exciting places. That in itself would have been a great trip - even for singles, nevermind one's honeymoon!
After enjoying the beach, the colorful markets, and the delicious food, they went to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire, where they spent the rest of their honeymoon. The couple stayed at Davis’s Sugar Hill home near the mountains. Granite State? More like "Diamond Ring State," if you ask us.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Before becoming the longest reigning Queen of England, we see a young Princess Elizabeth posing for a photo with her new husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The happy young couple had a luxurious honeymoon at the Broadlands estate in Hampshire in 1947. We know this photo is black and white, but we can clearly see where the green is supposed to be.
The couple also visited many local attractions, like the newly opened Balmoral Castle and Osborne House (the former of which the Queen would frequently visit throughout her life). The Broadlands estate will forever be remembered as the place that marked the start of their long-lasting marriage.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
Prince Charles and Princess Diana met in 1977 and got married four years later in 1981. Following their wedding, they went on a honeymoon to Balmoral Castle in Scotland. This castle was owned by the Royal family at the time, so it was especially meaningful for them to spend such an important time of their lives there as newlyweds.
Above, we see the young royals sharing a tender moment together by the river Dee. As always, the Princess of Wales was dressed to the nines in an elegant suit. Of course, things didn't end well at all for this world-famous couple. In fact, it ended in the deepest of tragedies.
Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner
Elizabeth Taylor and John Warner were two of the biggest names in Hollywood when they tied the knot all the way back in 1976. Their honeymoon was anything but typical — instead of jet-setting to a romantic beach destination, the couple chose to visit exotic Israel.
Elizabeth and John's trip to Tel Aviv was her very first visit to the Holy Land. It was a truly unique experience for both newlyweds as they explored the historic sites, visited local markets, and even attended a reception hosted by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Now that’s an extraordinary way to start off married life!