Celebrity weddings were truly glamorous affairs in the 1950s and 1960s, and the public ate up every detail. Fans swooned over images of stunning brides and handsome grooms as they exchanged kisses and cut elaborately decorated wedding cakes.
Wedding gowns like those worn by Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Bouvier were endlessly copied, as were the choices of pearl chokers, veils, and flowers in the bouquets of countless others. The glamour whisked us away into a glittering world of big diamond rings, limousines, yachts, and exotic honeymoons.
Of course, all was not so shiny behind the scenes.
Some of the most closely followed romances were scandalous, riddled with adulterous affairs, jilted spouses, and children born out of wedlock. Many of the era’s marriages were short-lived. Some fell apart in a matter of months, collapsing under the weight of alcoholism or professional jealousy. Others ended up rife with accusations of cruelty, violence, and ugly custody battles.
Nevertheless, romance did prevail at times. Some of the love stories lasted until death did them part.
Stacker took a look at celebrity weddings in the 1950s and 1960s, drawing from news accounts, biographies, fan sites, photo archives, and historical accounts.
Take a look for a glamorous step back in time.
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