America's Unofficial First Clan Gathers to Celebrate as Ted Kennedy's Daughter, Kara, Marries a Sailor
updated 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/24/1990 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The Sept. 8 ceremony took place on a cool, clear Saturday at Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., near the Kennedy family compound in Hyannisport. Kara, until recently a producer for Evening Magazine, a Boston TV news show, wore a traditional ivory dress with a short veil and had 14 bridesmaids.
Credentials-wise, her groom sounds primed for those salty summers ahead on Cape Cod. A native of Jamestown, R.I., Allen sailed in the yacht Tatoosh with the U.S. team when it won the 1980 Sardinia Cup and is a founding director of the Museum of Yachting in Newport, R.I.
The 350-plus guests included Kara's mom, Joan; New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (whose son Andrew married Kerry Kennedy last spring); aunt Jackie Onassis; and cousin Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg. John Kennedy Jr. brought his steady, actress Cristina Haage, but, spying photographers, slipped away from her to stand by his mom—another Kennedy tradition.