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
"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
Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes, Fremont, OH, 1852
Grover Cleveland And Frances Folsom, 1886
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
Charles Henry, Lou Henry Hoover, Jean Henry, Herbert Hoover and Florence Henry, Monterey, CA, February 10, 1899