June 6, 2012
The beautiful Linda Christian married the dashingly dishy Tyrone Power (my first crush) in Rome Italy in January 1949. Wearing a beautifully fitting gold damask gown made of fifty yards of satin, seventy yards of lace and two thousand pearls (I so wish these images were in colour, it sounds divine), by Madame Fontana, one of Italy’s top designers; and an exquisite juliet cap veil, in a very traditional catholic ceremony – despite the groom’s previous marriage.
The church was decorated with over 2,000 ‘Esther’ carnations (the same flowers used at the wedding of Queen Elizabeth just two years earlier). Whilst the groom is said to have declared “I don’t want my marriage to be transformed into an equestrian circus,” he had little choice.
(above 2 images from Ebay)
Just imagine walking out of the church to a crowd of this size…. Almost 10,000 fans and reporters awaited the couple after the ceremony, such was the excitement around the wedding.
Oh and here’s a glimpse of their very lovely, very traditional cake – there is a post in the pipeline on some of the many yummy alternatives to the traditional wedding cake.