Title: Photograph of Nellie Grant and Algernon Sartoris
Description: In 1874, the White House hosted the wedding of Nellie Grant and Algernon Sartoris. The ceremony was held in the East Room, which was decorated with masses of white flowers. Nellie wore a white satin dress covered in lace with a six-foot train. After the ceremony, guests moved into the State Rooms for the reception. They received pieces of the wedding cake in little boxes as gifts.