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!
"Life of George Washington–The citizen" (1854) by Junius Brutus Stears recreated the scene of the wedding on January 6, 1759
Rutherford B. and Lucy Hayes in Chillicothe, OH, on December 30, 1852
President Grover Cleveland's and Frances Folsom's wedding in the White House's Executive Mansion in Washington, D.C., on June 2, 1886
Charles Henry, Lou Henry Hoover, Jean Henry, Herbert Hoover and Florence Henry in Monterey, CA, on February 10, 1899.