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16 Classic, Modern and Completely Iconic Weddings

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Alice Roosevelt and Nicholas Longworth

Alice was beloved by the entire nation, and her wedding day was a huge event.
Alice was beloved by the entire nation, and her wedding day was a huge event.
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Alice was more than President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter. She was a celebrity in her own right and was adored the world over for her scandalous behavior, which included chewing gum, gambling, driving fast cars, smoking in public and openly flirting with boys. She once brought a snake to a party!

So, when Alice accepted Ohio Congressman Nicholas Longworth's proposal, it became front-page news. It was such a big deal, it took precedence over news of the Panama Canal, one of her father's greatest political achievements. Tickets for the White House wedding were in such high demand that the president asked family and friends to stay home. Foreign dignitaries and heads of state from around the world (including the pope) showered Alice with luxurious and priceless gifts, many of which she never bothered to open. Guests were so numerous that only a select few could actually witness the ceremony -- the rest were seated so that they could see the bride as she walked by on her father's arm.

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