5 Fabulous First Daughter Weddings


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Let's take a look back at some of the most memorable first daughter weddings.

4. Nellie Grant - The public loved Ulysses S. Grant's teenage daughter Nellie, having watched her grow up right before their eyes. And they were captivated by her movie-like romance with a wealthy British man, Algernon Sartoris, whom she'd met aboard a ship during a trip home from England. Although America was smitten with the couple, the president didn't approve of the marriage—but didn't interfere. On May 21, 1874, 18-year-old Nellie wed Algernon at the White House and then sailed off for England. After four children and 15 years together, Algernon's drinking had spiraled out of control, prompting Nellie to divorce him and return to the States. She captured America's attention again 23 years later by marrying her childhood sweetheart, Franklin Hatch Jones.

5. The Johnson Daughters - It's a tie! Both Luci Baines Johnson Turpin and Lynda Bird Johnson Robb were married while their father Lyndon was in office, so both were extremely high-profile affairs. Luci married first, in 1966, to Patrick Nugent at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC—the only wedding ever performed at that church—while the nation watched on TV. Luci wore a taffeta Priscilla Kidder gown with a nine-foot train that began at her shoulder blades. At the White House reception, Luci's guests got to feast on, among other things, an eight-foot, 300-pound cake. Lynda, who had once dated actor George Hamilton, got married the following year to Marine Captain Charles Robb, in a much less flashy ceremony held in the East Room of the White House. She wore a conservative Geoffrey Beene design. Luci and Patrick had four children together before their marriage was annulled in August 1979. Her second husband is financier Ian Turpin. Lynda and Charles are still together, despite Charles' alleged affair with a Miss USA contestant while he was Governor of Virginia.

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