Weird History Pictures of 15 U.S. Presidents On Their Wedding Day  

Melissa Sartore
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The images from US presidents on their wedding days offer insider glimpses into the pre-White House lives of some of the most famous couples of all time. As photos document – with the pre-presidential presidents decked out in their era's finest and donning big, loving grins – presidents' weddings were days of celebration just like ones other, normal folks might have. Most US presidents were married once; although, a couple of them were married multiple times. 

Photos from those magical days also reveal a lot about weddings throughout history!  

George And Martha Washington, 1759


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Photo:  Junius Brutus Stears/WikiMedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0

"The Marriage of Washington to Martha Custis" (1849) by Junius Brutus Stears recreated the scene of the wedding on January 6, 1759

Rutherford And Lucy Hayes, 1852


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Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes, Fremont, OH, 1852

Grover Cleveland And Frances Folsom, 1886


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Drawing of President Grover Cleveland's and Frances Folsom's wedding, the Executive Mansion (White House), Washington, D.C., June 2, 1886

Herbert And Lou Hoover, 1899


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Charles Henry, Lou Henry Hoover, Jean Henry, Herbert Hoover and Florence Henry, Monterey, CA, February 10, 1899