Wedding Chat with Sande | The Wedding of John F. Kennedy & Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
I am obsessed with Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. She always appeared so classy, stylish, elegant and lady like. Oh and beautiful!! I thought it would be fun to highlight her wedding with John F. Kennedy.
Research of the wedding doesn't tell much, basically just highlights. I learned that Jackie (its shorter to type!) was born in 1929 to a prominent New York Family. She graduated from George Washington University in 1951 and imagine my surprise to find that her job was as a photographer for the Washington Times-Hearald!! She met young Senator John Kennedy at a dinner party in Georgetown. They dated for two years, Life Magazine posted this photo on their cover (note that the magazine cost 20 cents!):
In 1953, John proposed to Jackie with a 2.88 carat diamond and emerald ring from Van Cleef and Arpels. John was 36 years old and Jackie was 24. It was the society wedding of the year!