Category: wedding

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Lulu and Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees on their wedding day at St James’s Church in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire on February 18, 1969. 

Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman on their wedding day on January 26, 1940.  

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Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow on their wedding day in 1966.

Photos by Ted Allan

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Mariah Carey and Tommy Mottola on their wedding day at

St. Thomas Episcopal Church

in New York City on June 5, 1993.

On this day in music history: May 1, 1967 – Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu in a civil ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The ceremony lasts only eight minutes and is attended by a small group of family and friends, followed by a press conference and reception attended by one hundred guests. The bride wears a floor length white chiffon wedding gown (of her own design), trimmed in seed pearls, topped with a three foot long white tulle veil and a rhinestone tiara. The groom wears a black brocade silk tuxedo and black western boots. The couple honeymoon in Palm Springs immediately after. Nine months to the day after their wedding, Priscilla gives birth to their only child, a daughter named Lisa Marie. After six years together, the marriage breaks down and the couple grow apart. Priscilla files for divorce in October of 1973.

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On this day in music history: April 27, 1981 – Drummer Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach at the Marylebone Registars Office in London. The two meet each other during the filming of the comedy “Caveman” in Mexico the year before. Starr’s former Beatle band mates Paul McCartney and George Harrison and close friend Harry Nilsson attend the ceremony with their families. Happy 38th Anniversary Ringo and Barbara!!

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On this day in music history: March 27, 1979 – Eric Clapton marries Pattie Boyd at Temple Bethel in Tuscon, AZ. Boyd, the former wife of ex-Beatle George Harrison (and best friend of Clapton) the subject of Clapton’s songs “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight” and deep infatuation tie the knot in a small ceremony. However, Clapton’s infidelity and alcohol problems cause the couple to split in 1988, when Boyd files for divorce.

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On this day in music history: March 20, 1969 – John Lennon and Yoko Ono are married in Gibraltar in a quiet civil ceremony. Initially the pair intend to get married on the Southampton Ferry, but when they get there, they’re told that the captain no longer officiates weddings, so they have to go elsewhere. Lennon calls Beatles personal assistant Peter Brown to ask where he and Yoko can be married in a quiet and discreet manner. Brown suggests the island of Gibraltar off the southern coast of Spain (a British colony at the time). The ceremony takes place at The Rock Hotel, with Brown acting as the best man. The groom wears a white suit and tennis shoes, and the bride a short white mini skirt, white hat and sunglasses. The couple honeymoon in Paris and Amsterdam, where they stage the first of two “bed-ins” for peace (the other taking place in Montreal, QC, Canada). When asked about the wedding ceremony, Lennon is quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying “it was all very quick, quiet and British.” Lennon documents the entire episode in The Beatles song “The Ballad Of John And Yoko”, recorded on April 14, 1969. The union produces one son, Sean Taro Ono Lennon (born on October 9, 1975. The Lennons remain married until John’s death in December of 1980.

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On this day in music history: March 12, 1969 – Beatle Paul McCartney marries American photographer Linda Eastman at the Marylebone Register Office in Westminster, London. The ceremony is attended by Linda’s daughter Heather (from her first marriage), Paul’s brother Michael and Beatles roadie Mal Evans who also act as the bridesmaid, best man, and witness respectfully. What was to be a quiet civil ceremony ends up being leaked to the press, and the couple are greeted by cameras and huge crowds of weeping girls when they emerge from the office. The McCartneys have three children (Mary Anna (born August 28, 1969), Stella Nina (born September 13, 1971), and James Louis (born September 12, 1977). Paul and Linda remain happily married for twenty nine years until her death from breast cancer on April 17, 1998.

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Ava Gardner and Mickey Rooney on their wedding day at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church in Ballard,

California on January 10, 1942 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Glenn Lutz. After the ceremony the couple journeyed to Del Monte for a brief honeymoon. Mickey Rooney’s father Joe Yule is pictured with them.