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16 Classic, Modern and Completely Iconic Weddings

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John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier

JFK and Jackie were a power couple before they even made it to the White House.
JFK and Jackie were a power couple before they even made it to the White House.
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JFK wasn't president yet when he wed Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in 1953, but he was well on his way.

More than 3,000 people surrounded St. Mary's Church in Newport, R.I., where the Kennedys wed. The new power couple had a 750-person guest list, which ballooned to more than 1,200 at the reception, many of whom would've been shocked to know that an African-American woman, Ann Lowe, designed Jackie's wedding dress. It was a daring and controversial move in 1953, a year before Brown vs. Board of Education turned the civil rights movement into a mainstream national political issue.

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