If you think today’s celebrity weddings are lavish affairs, then you should see how couples tied the knot back in the so-called “Golden Age” of Hollywood. Yes, even Kim and Kanye have nothing on these vintage lovebirds! The following 20 mesmerizing pictures of world-famous icons decked out in all their finery will make you yearn for the romance of yesteryear…
20. Rita Hayworth and Aly Khan
Rita Hayworth tied the knot on no less than five occasions, and hubby number three was Prince Aly Khan. Hayworth’s Prince Charming was the son of a Sultan, and she was a movie star, so it’s not surprising that their wedding in 1949 was pretty spectacular. The menu featured champagne and caviar, and the pool at the reception was even fragranced by a fortune’s worth of eau de Cologne.
19. Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu held their Las Vegas nuptials on May 1, 1967 at the Aladdin Hotel. And this rock’n’roll couple went all out: the cake cost a whopping $3,200 (the equivalent of $22,000 these days), while guests at breakfast were treated to over $10,000 worth of gourmet delights. Unfortunately, Presley and Beaulieu didn’t quite get their money’s worth: they divorced in 1973.