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A Quartet of Rosé Sparklers for a New Crop of Brides

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Brides have many options to consider while planning their perfect weddings, and wine selection is one that can easily provoke anxiety. With so many wines, so many choices, so many people to please, and a budget to consider, it can be dizzying. So over the next few months (and before I turn to fall-appropriate cabernets, zinfandels and pinot noirs), I’ll be tasting, selecting, and rejecting a host of pretty, pink sparklers in order to help brides with their decision making.

Virginia is currently the second largest host for destination weddings (right behind Charleston, South Carolina), and there is a serious trend in the works here: Brides are rejecting traditional Champagne in favor of the new sparkling rosés. Drier, more delicate, and much better made than their predecessors (many of which tasted appallingly like grape soda pop), these rosés are everything a special occasion wine ought to be: fresh, festive, food-friendly, and impossibly pretty in the glass. Thankfully, there’s a winner for every budget.

Jeio Cuvée Rosé, Valdobbiadene, Italy, $16

This brut spumante (which simply means “foaming” in Italian) is a remarkably good budget choice. Crafted from merlot and pinot noir grapes, it metamorphoses from a medium rose pink in the bottle to a pretty, pale pink in the glass. A simple, straightforward wine, it has a delicate fruit and floral nose, some fruit on the palate, nice balance and structure, and a light and citrusy, moderately dry finish. It knocked out two South African bubblies in a slightly higher price range.

Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvee Brut 2012, Western Cape, South Africa, $20

For those with a slightly higher budget, Krone Vintage Rosé Cuvee Brut is ideal. The wine easily surpassed two competitors from South Africa, with lovely floral and fruit notes rendered more sophisticated by a light yeastiness, creamy mousse, and moderately long, dry finish. It is a lovely pale salmon pink in the glass, with enviable structure at this price point.

The wine, like most South African bubblies, is created using the Methode Cap Classique, and the blend of 60 percent pinot noir and 40 percent chardonnay yields a wine that is graceful on its own but also pairs well with food.

Montenisa Franciacorta, Franciacorta, Italy, $40

The Franciacorta region is already well-known for its stunning, well-priced sparkling wines, which are crafted in the French-style metodo classico (unlike their more bargain-priced Italian sister).

This Montenisa is less explosive in aroma and flavor than one of my favorite wines from the region, Berlucchi, (reviewed here previously) but it still holds its own in a tasting. It has a pleasing complexity, boasting a bit of herb and lush fruit in the nose and on the palate, and delivers a lightly citrusy finish. The creamy mousse and delicate salmon pink hue make it appealing in the glass, while the bottle itself is simple and elegant enough for any bridal occasion.

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Rose, Chouilly, France, $48

When only a proper Champagne will do, and the bride longs for an elegant beverage with noticeable fruit tempered by pleasing yeastiness, an excellent choice would be this well-made bubbly from Nicolas Feuillatte. Redolent of berries, some cherry and Meyer lemon, and a hint of pepper in the finish, this salmon pink Champagne boasts a persistent fine bubble mousse and a long finish. Excellent with seafood and light meats and cheeses, this artful blend of pinot noir, chardonnay, and pinot meunier is composed of no fewer than 100 crus, resulting in a consistently fine, award-winning Champagne each year.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


40 Amazing Vintage Photos of Celebrity Weddings From the 1950s

While the marriages may not have always lasted (back then Hollywood stars were the exception to anti-divorce societal norms), the wedding photos were always glamorous and filled with cake. From jaw-dropping ceremonies to Las Vegas elopements, these vintage celebrity nuptials will remind you why the 1950s were considered the heyday of Old Hollywood.

The same year that Elizabeth Taylor starred in Father of the Bride, the starlet wed hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton. The bill for the elegant nuptials in Beverly Hills was paid for by MGM Studios and the actress's dress was designed by the studio's costume designer, Helen Rose.

Despite beginning in a scandalous affair, Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini were married on May 24, 1950. Ingrid's divorce proceedings were tied up in a custody battle, so she couple got divorced and married by proxy in Mexico.

English actors Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger look enamored as they sign their marriage license in 1950. The couple got married in Tucson, Arizona, but sadly divorced in 1960.

Bette Davis wore an all-black satin skirt suit to her fourth and final marriage in 1950. The Hollywood starlet married her All About Eve costar, Gary Merrill, in a small ceremony in Juarez, Mexico.

Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner tied the knot shortly after the singer's divorce was finalized from his first marriage in 1951. The elopement was Ava's third marriage and Frank's second.

Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh sip from coups of celebratory champagne after their 1951 ceremony. The Hollywood stars were married in an intimate service in Greenwich, Connecticut.

Doris Day and Marty Melcher opted for matching ensembles on their wedding day. Wearing a cream-colored menswear-inspired suit, the Pillow Talk actress made it official with the film producer at Burbank City Hall.

When Ronald and Nancy Reagan said "I do," the couple were still a long way from the White House. The Hollywood stars had a small ceremony at the Little Brown Church in Los Angeles.

After her on-screen debut in Le Trou Normand (Crazy for Love), Brigitte Bardot caught the eye of French director Roger Vadim. The couple waited until Brigitte turned 18 to marry in a ceremony in France.

Louie Bellson gives his fiancée, jazz musician Pearl Bailey, a diamond tennis bracelet before their wedding. The couple got married later that year and remained together until her death in 1990.

Elizabeth Taylor's second wedding was less grand than her first. Wearing a simple belted dress and flowers in her chignon, Elizabeth and Michael Wilding got married at Caxton Hall in London.

In her first of five marriages, British actress Joan Collins married Maxwell Reed at Caxton Hall in London. The ceremony included friends and family and the bride wore a high collared brocade satin wedding gown.

Tony Bennett and his bride, Patricia Beech, leave St. Patrick's Cathedral after their wedding. Tony and Patricia were married until 1971 and she was his first of three wives.

Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., steadies his bride, Eunice Kennedy, as she climbs onto a chair to cut the top of their wedding cake. The couple got in May 1953, a few months before her older brother, John F. Kennedy, tied the knot.

Fourth time's the charm? After divorcing Prince Aly Khan, Rita Hayworth wed fellow actor Dick Haymes at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Their union lasted two years and they divorced in 1955.

Surrounded by the Kennedy clan, the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy admire their wedding cake. The couple married earlier that day at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and had an outdoor reception at the Jackie's Rhode Island estate.

Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer managed to wed in secret at a lodge in Switzerland in 1954. The bride wore a tea length Balmain dress for the outdoor ceremony.

After Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe with a diamond eternity band, the couple had a no-frills wedding at the courthouse in San Francisco.

Kirk Douglas had a reputation as a Hollywood playboy before meeting public relations expert Anne Buydens on a set in Italy. The couple got married a year later and were married for 66 years when Kirk passed away in 2020.

Anne Bancroft tops her bridal look with a white silk headscarf and a flower corsage. The actress married Marty May in August in New York.

Hollywood's girl next door looked radiant in the full-skirt lace bridal gown when she wed Eddie Fisher. The couple cut into their enormous tiered wedding cake at their reception in Liberty, New York.

Clark Gable famously eloped with his third wife, Carole Lombard, in 1939, and did it again in 1955 with Kay Spreckels. The actor announced their marriage with a photoshoot at his ranch.

Joan Crawford had been married three times before she walked down the aisle with Pepsi Co. executive, Alfred Steele. The couple said "I do" during a quiet elopement in Las Vegas.

Anita Ekberg wore a modern one-shoulder wedding gown for her ceremony to English actor Anthony Steel. They were wed in Florence, Italy, at the Palazzo Vecchio.

Grace Kelly bid farewell to her Hollywood career and gained the title of Princess when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Here, they eat at their reception in 1956.

Professional baseball player Willie Mays shows off his wife's wedding band at their home in 1956. They were married until 1963.

Marilyn Monroe's third marriage was more traditional than her second. The Hollywood star wore a white sundress and a tulle veil when she married playwright Arthur Miller on June 29, 1956.

Marlon Brando and Anna Kashfi eloped in a private ceremony in California in 1957. The couple was married for one year, but separated after welcoming their son in 1958.

Bing Crosby married his second wife, actress Kathryn Grant, in 1957. They were married for 20 years, despite a nearly 30-year age difference.

Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were Hollywood's "It" couple in the '50s. The actor proposed by placing a pearl and diamond engagement ring in a glass of champagne. They got married in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1957, divorced in 1962, and famously remarried a decade later.


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