Elvis Presley and his girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu were married on May 1, 1967 in Las Vegas, America. The couple visited the Las Vegas Courthouse at 4 a.m. that morning to prevent the press from divulging the information before performing a traditional ceremony at the Aladdin Hotel that afternoon. Elvis wore a black tuxedo covered in paisley silk brocade, something he’d taken from one of his movies.
According to Vogue, Elvis’ suit was tailored by a man named Lambert Marks.
Lambert was part of the film production company MGM, which had worked with the King in the past in his film career.
In particular, Lambert had previously dressed Elvis in his films Girl Happy and Spinout.
Elvis played preppy Rusty in Girl Happy, where he serenaded a number of female characters.
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In Spinout, Elvis played Mike McCoy, who had the task of choosing a woman to marry.
On his wedding day, Elvis continued to wear his hair in the “pompadour” fashion he was known for.
His hair was dyed black and the star reportedly asked Priscilla to dye her hair the same color so they would match in photos.
However, his hairstyle received additional support as Vogue reports that it included a wire to keep it up and tight.
Though Elvis’ looks paid close attention to detail, the same attention was paid to Priscilla’s clothes.
She said years later, “I went to places like Neiman Marcus in disguise. I went with one [blonde] Wig and everything just to keep it private! “
The 21-year-old took the name Mrs. Hodge to find her perfect dress. Finally, she decided on a white, long, lace-up dress with pearls.
She added, “It wasn’t fancy, it wasn’t extreme – it was simple and, to me, beautiful.”
Priscilla later said in another interview, “I didn’t have time to stay there forever looking at clothes. I had a fit for this dress and that was it, I was out there. “
The cake for the event was a gigantic six-tier, five-foot-tall creation.
It was adorned with pink and white roses and had the couple’s names iced on it.