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 often sporting 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!
Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes in Chillicothe, OH, on December 30, 1852
Charles Henry, Lou Henry Hoover, Jean Henry, Herbert Hoover and Florence Henry in Monterey, CA, on February 10, 1899.
Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower in her parents' home in Denver, CO, on July 1, 1916
Harry and Bess Truman in her family's backyard in Independence, MO, on June 28, 1919