On September 12, 1953, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier married John Fitzgerald Kennedy at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport, RI. A reception at Hammersmith Farm followed.
Though long before the Camelot era, Jackie was still the epitome of class and style on her wedding day, opting for a ball gown with a classic portrait neckline.
The JFK Library details the gown, the accessories, and the bouquet:
“[The bride] wore a dress of ivory tissue silk, with a portrait neckline, fitted bodice, and a bouffant skirt embellished with bands of more than fifty yards of flounces. Her rosepoint lace veil, worn first by her grandmother Lee, was draped from a tiara of lace and orange blossoms. Jacqueline wore a choker of pearls and a diamond bracelet that was a gift from the groom. The bride’s bouquet was of pink and white spray orchids and gardenias.”
Jackie Kenendy’s wardrobe was based on structured tailoring, and punctuated with distinct necklines. Here are some Jackie Kennedy-esque gowns that we have in our store!:
Caroline Castigliano’s “Hepburn” gown features clean lines and a boat neckline.
Another boat neckline in the form of Anne Barge’s “Devoted” gown…accented with lace!
Modern Trousseau’s “Lisbon” has a portrait neckline very similar to Jackie’s own wedding gown.
Additionally, all three designers of the above dresses are scheduled for upcoming trunk shows at TPSB! Check out our Salon Events page for more information.