February 20, 2021
The Perfect Wedding For This Tumultuous RelationshipIn this colorized photograph from September 12, 1953, we see the fairytale wedding of John F. Kennedy, then a senator from Massachusetts, and his beautiful and sophisticated bride, Jacqueline Bouvier. The ceremony marked the end of a whirlwind romance and the start of the Camelot era. As this colorized photo shows us, the young couple was the very image of class, culture, and charm.
Let’s look at how John and Jackie’s love story unfolded, from the time they met, through the challenges of making the relationship itself, right up to the wedding that created Camelot.
Washington, D.C., 1952
In 1952, the handsome, well-connected John Kennedy was a congressman who was campaigning for a seat in the senate. Jackie Bouvier, a recent college graduate, worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Times Herald. Bouvier’s job was that of “camera girl”. She stopped random people on the street and got their responses to the question of the day. She also took their photographs to accompany their answers. Bouvier’s family hobnobbed with politicians, sparking her interest in politics. Her questions of the day were increasingly more political in nature.