JFK & Jackie's Wedding Day: A LIFE Lookback
09/12/2013 AT 09:30 AM EDT
"The whole affair, said one enthusiastic guest, was 'just like a coronation,' " reported LIFE magazine, America's window on the world at the time.
To mark the 60th anniversary of the nuptials, LIFE.com offers a gallery of the very best of photographer Lisa Larsen's takes from Jack and Jackie's wedding album – capturing the bride's Battenburg gown of 50 yards of material, the groom's first bite (a fruit cup) and Jackie's dance with her new father-in-law, the imposing Joseph P. Kennedy.
Many of the pictures were never published in LIFE, and what some observers may find striking is how the young Jackie had yet to perfect her look. Still, the beginnings of what made her an international style icon for the next three decades are clearly evident.
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