We’re doing a serious Throwback Thursday and drifting back in time to May 1st 1967 when 32 year-old King of rock n roll Elvis Presley, married 21 year-old Priscilla Ann Beaulieu in a wedding that stills go down in history, despite their marriage not standing the test of time.
The pair tied the knot in the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas and wore a black brocade silk tuxedo and Western boots, while Priscilla wore a floor-length wedding gown with white silk chiffon, beaded yoke, trimmed in seed pearls and topped with a three-foot tulle veil secured by a rhinestone crown. Wow! Priscilla’s black locks were scraped into a bouffant and thick black eyeliner made her the ultimate 60’s icon and envy of women around the world.
Their wedding cake had six tiers, SIX and reportedly cost $3,200. Denis Martig, presented the couple with their cake and described it as: “The cake itself was a yellow sponge cake. Each layer was filled twice with apricot marmalade and a kirsch flavored Bavarian cream. All the layers were glazed with kirsch flavored fondant icing and decorated with royal icing and marzipan roses.”
Their ceremony was held at 9am, so naturally they paid $10,000 for a HUGE buffet to keep their guests happy. This included roast suckling pig, oysters Rockefeller, lobster, champagne and Southern fried chicken before having their first dance to Love Me Tender.
The new Mr and Mrs Presley were whisked away on a month long honeymoon in a rented house in Palm Springs. Which has since been turned into an Elvis museum.
Very over the top but very glam and we wish we’d been invited!