At the time of Grover Cleveland’s marriage Frances Folsom in 1886, he was the first and only president to be married at the White House. They celebrated their beautiful wedding in the summer of 1886. Prior to Frances becoming the first lady, Grover’s sister served.
For whatever reason, reporters were so fascinated by the President’s honeymoon that they followed the two around with binoculars. The couple had five children in total together and remained married until he sadly passed away in 1908.
The Reagans on Their Wedding Day
Ronald Reagan was so in love with his wife, and one of the ways he showed this was by giving her thoughtful gifts. He would complete drawings that he created and signed (I love you more than anyone ‘in the whole wide world. Who knew that Ronald was such a romantic!
Mr. Reagan’s Best Man was William Holden, the Academy-Award winning famous for films like Sunset Boulevard, The Wild Bunch, and Sabrina. His wife’s Maid of Honor was his William’s wife, actress Brenda Marshall.
Laura Bush Was George Bush's "Best Decision"
Marriage is such a beautiful thing because it’s a union of two families coming together. In Laura Bush’s case, she would also be gaining siblings, which was unknown to her because she had been an only child her entire life. She was truly thrilled to know that she would be gaining five brothers and sisters-in-law when she married George.
George W. had later said that marrying Laura, who has now been his wife for four decades, was the “best decision of his life.”
Thomas Jefferson’s Wedding
The famous Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson married Martha Wayles in 1772 who was a widow. At the time of their wedding, Jefferson was the Governor of Virginia, making Martha the state’s first lady.
Jefferson gifted Martha with a mahogany forte-piano that he said was “worthy the acceptance of a lady for whom I intend it.”
Kennedy's Huge Wedding Party
Jackie and John F. Kennedy married on September 12, 1953, the entire Kennedy family turned out in Newport, Rhode Island. The two invited roughly 800 guests to attend the ocean-front wedding at Saint Mary’s Church. It sounds like an amazing wedding, we can’t imagine anyone not going to it.
Jackie had a total of ten bridesmaids, not including her maid of honor. All of them wore pink taffeta gowns to the ceremony. Her bridesmaids included her sister Lee, her stepsister Nina Auchincloss, John’s sister Jean, sister-in-law Ethel, and Jackie's former roommates, Nancy Tuckerman.