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Posted on 07/31/2010 9:57:55 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
I ran across this historical collection of photos of First Family Weddings and I thought that I'd post some of them for your enjoyment. Many of these I've never seen before. Please go to the link to see all of them.
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First Family Weddings - President William Howard Taft is seen at the Murray Bay, Canada, wedding of his daughter Helen to Frederick Johnson Manning, a history instructor at Yale University, on July 15, 1920. The bride's gown is white taffeta draped with old Brussels lace, and she carried a bouquet of white sweet peas and white roses
First Family Weddings - Mr. and Mrs. E. Clifton Daniel Jr. are a happy couple, April 21, 1956, at the home of the bride's parents. Mrs. Daniel Jr. is theformer Margaret Truman, daughter of President Harry S. Truman. Mr. Daniel is a reporter for the New York Times
First Family Weddings First Family Weddings - Luci Johnson poses in her wedding gown in an official photo released by the White House Aug. 6, 1966. The dress, with a three-yardtrain, features white rosepoint Alencon appliques embroidered with seed pearls
First Family Weddings First Family Weddings - This Dec. 9, 1967 file photo shows newlyweds Marine Corps Capt. Charles S. Robb and Lynda Bird Johnson, center, as they pose withtheir parents in the Yellow Oval Room in the White House in Washington. Standing from left to right are first lady Lady Bird Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson, the bride and groom, James S. Robb and Mrs. Robb.
First Family Weddings - President Richard Nixon dances with his daughter, Tricia, during her wedding reception June 12, 1971 at the White House
First Family Weddings - The former Susan Ford and her new husband Charles Vance leave St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Palm Desert, Calif., after theirwedding, Feb.10, 1979. Former Presdient Gerald Ford is visble in upper right background
First Family Weddings First Family Weddings - Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg are seen outside the church after their July 19, 1986 wedding in Centerville, Mass.
First Family Weddings - Amy Carter, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter, poses with new husband Jim Wentzel after the two were married in a briefand private ceremony in Plains, Ga., Sept. 1, 1996. The groom is a 27-year-old computer consultant at the Univerity of New Orleans. Amy, 28, is studying for a master's degree in art history at nearby Tulane University. The two met while she was working in an Atlanta bookstore managed by Wentzel
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I have the Life Magazine spread of this wedding, don’t know why I saved it!! but the pictures were beautiful...
Times have really changed...
I have NEVER seen these photos of Amy Carter. Until a couple of months ago, I didn’t even know she was married. Rosalynn was a hairdresser in her early career, and it is a shame mom didn’t do something with Amy’s hair and talk her into ditching the heavy rimmed glasses for the day. She’s really not bad looking, but those parents seemed to work at making her homely.
Sorry but even the inner beauty that shines forth from every bride on her day passed by poor Amy. She is homely even as a bride.
Great pics, thanks for posting that bit of American history.
I thought this was the prettiest bride/groom picture. I kept a version of it as my computer screen wall paper for a number of years until people at the office kept asking me if that was my daughter. LOL.
I’ve thought Margaret Truman was perhaps the homeliest president’s daughter until I scrolled down to Amy Carter. I’m going to have to wait for lunch, now.
I remember watching the Tricia Nixon wedding on TV and thinking it was the most elegant thing. I was only 15.
I gasped when I saw Margaret Truman. Her dress is very much like mine except mine had full length sleeves with the point extending down my hand and the neckline was a “Sabrina” boat extending shoulder to shoulder. Looks very simple and modest compared to what the girls are buying now. But, it was appropriate for a morning wedding and appropriate for the time too. Nobody went into debt for weddings then like they do now.
Amy Carter always reminded me of Sissy Spacek in the horror movie “Carrie”. They could pass for twins.
First Family Weddings - In this June 28, 1992 photo provided by the White House, President George H.W. Bush's daughter Dorothy and Bobby Koch exchanged marriage vows during a 23-minute ceremony in Camp David, Md., June 28, 1992.
Maybe not surprising, but the groom looks a little like George W.
Woah... I haven’t seen those pics before either. I did a spit-take there... figures that she’s gone totally earth-muffin. Wanna bet that the wedding cake was all organic and “sustainably” sourced, “cruelty-free” ingredients?
Presidents John Tyler, Grover Cleverland (WH) and Woodrow Wilson got married in office
Children married in the White House (WH) or other during their fathers administration
Maria, dau of James Monroe 1820 (WH)
John son of John Adams 1828 (WH)
Andrew son of Andrew Jackson 1831
Abraham son of Maqrtin Van Buren 1838
Elizabeth dau of John Tyler 1842 (WH)
Nellie dau of Ulyssess S Grant 1874 (WH)
Frederick son of US Grant 1874
Alice dau of Teddy Roosevelt 1906 (WH)
Jessie dau of Woodrow Wilson 1913 (WH)
Eleanor dau of Woodrow Wilson 1914 (WH)
Anna dau of FD Roosevelt 1934
Elliot son of FDR 1933
FDR Jr son of FDR 1937
John son of FDR 1938
James son of FDR 1941
Elliot son of FDR 1944
Luci Baines dau of Lydon Johnson 1966
Lynda Bird dau of LBJ 1967 (WH)
Julie dau of Richard Nixon 1969 (WH)
Tricia dau of Richard Nixon 1971
Maureen dau of Ronald Reagan 1981
Patti dau of Ronald Reagan 1984
Dorothy dau of George Bush 1992
Jenna dau of George W Bush 2008
Yes, I wonder how many of these marriages are still ongoing? I don’t think the Robbs divorced after their scandal, but her sister, Luci, did. Dorothy Bush has been divorced. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg is rumored to be in the process of divorcing. Alice Roosevelt Longworth had a daughter by a paramour while still married to her husband.
I had no idea who some of those people are.
Who cares? They are not royalty. We separated from Britain so we wouldn’t have crap like this.
Nobody ever said they were royalty. Don’t you ever look at wedding pictures in your family? It’s fun to look at how the styles have changed.
Sure. But I just don’t get why politicians family members getting married is that big of a deal.
Father of the bride looking very evident, as usual. But isn't that a GORGEOUS dress? You can see why her nickname was "Princess Alice".
The geek guy’s PARENTS LOOK NORMAL!!
Note the “Jackie Kennedy” pill box hat on Maureen as a wedding headdress. The photo in #31 was taken in 1964; Jackie was in her heyday in 1963.
That’s one of the pictures I was looking for. Alice Roosevelt, it seems, couldn’t take a bad picture. And she had quite a wit.
I believe she said the her father, Teddy, “wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral”.
Alice Roosevelt and her husband and father Her mother had died just days after she was born.
I had NO idea who *that* was until I read the captions and spotted Jimmy.
Luckily, one that is missing is Ross Perot’s World Class Daughter. Of course, the silly GOP almost disrupted her wedding.
and the baby at every Christening
Thank you for this thread!!! I’m going to the link to view all.
Patti Davis wedding to Paul Grilley, 1984.
Jay Kelly (Amy's Husband), Amy Carter and soon to be 9 years of age and a Drummer Hugo Carter (Amy Carter's Son) backstage before the Willie Nelson and B.B.King concert in Atlanta Georgia at Chastain Park Amphitheater on July 27, 2008 in Atlanta.
Once, a White House visitor commented on Alice’s frequent interruptions to the Oval Office, often because of her political advice. The exhausted President commented to his friend, author Owen Wister, after the third interruption to their conversation and after threatening to throw Alice ‘out the window’, “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both.”
I don't care if Amy was a poor student at the time, her parents had enough money to buy her a decent dress, cut and style her hair, and buy her some new frames for her glasses. Amy has to live with these pictures for the rest of her life. Jimmeh & Rosalynn should be horsewhipped.
Oh yes. I just remembered. Rosalynn wore that recycled blue number to their inauguration ball. That looked pretty dowdy too. I guess she's a saver.
I take it all back. I just looked at Amy’s picture again and the wedding was in 1996, not in the 1980s. But they had pretty dressed then too. I see further down that she has been married twice. I wonder who is the father of that little boy who seems to favor long hair too? I like the way Amy looks in maggief’s photo. She looks self-confident, and she’s ditched the glasses. Way to go, Amy!
Oh my, that ‘veil’ is AWFUL! I guess the pill-box hat idea spilled over into wedding fashion, and a small veil on the front would have been fine, but those side veils make me think of the head-wear worn by the old time Sisters of Charity (think, the Flying Nun)
No good picture, but I loved this description:
Library of Congress In 1874, Nellie Grant, the only daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant, was married to Englishman Algernon Sartoris in the first high profile American wedding.
Grant, who worshipped his daughter, had his eyes to the floor and wept throughout the ceremony.
Somehow, I never imagined GENERAL US Grant, conquerer of the South, to be an emotional man.
Interesting that Jenna Bush’s wedding was so low-key, and unpretentious, and her father was the SITTING President, not a former one.