Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John F. Kennedy were married on the morning of September 12, 1953 in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Rhode Island. The bride wore a dress of ivory tissue silk with a portrait neckline, fitted bodice, and a bouffant skirt decorated with bands and more than 50 yards of flounces. She wore a choker of pearls and a diamond bracelet that was a gift from John. The wedding was attended by 800 guests and dignitaries and was followed by a reception at the Hammersmith Farm.
It was such a grand event and great day in our history that we wanted to share the day in photos…
The lovely bride poses for a portrait before her wedding with JFK. Hit the Next Page link below to see the rest of the photos…
The young couple prays in front of the altar at St. Mary’s church. The ceremony was performed by Archbishop Cushing, a friend of the Kennedy family. Before the mass, a special blessing from Pope Pius XII was read to the couple in private.
The newlyweds emerging from the church. What a family.
Thousands of people came to wish the newlyweds their best, so it took quite a few guards to establish a path for the couple. You can tell Jackie may have been a bit overwhelmed at the moment!
After the wedding, the couple went out to the oceanfront estate at the Hammersmith Farm. Before Jackie was introduced to the 1,200 guests, she tidied up and prepared to do the customary bouquet toss to her bridesmaids.