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There have been seventeen documented weddings at the White House, beginning in 1812:

  • March 29, 1812: Lucy Payne Washington (the sister of Dolley Madison) married Thomas Todd on the State Floor, probably in the Blue Room.
  • March 9, 1820: Maria Hester Monroe (daughter of President and Mrs. James Monroe) married Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur (Mrs. Monroe's nephew) on the State Floor, probably in the Blue Room.
  • February 25, 1828: John Adams (son of President and Mrs. John Quincy Adams) married Mary Catherine Hellen (Mrs. Adams' niece) in the Blue Room.
  • April 10, 1832: Mary A. Eastin (Rachel Jackson's niece) married Lucius J. Polk in the East Room.
  • November 29, 1832: Mary Anne Lewis (daughter of a close friend of President Andrew Jackson) married Alphonse Pageot in the East Room.
  • January 31, 1842: Elizabeth Tyler (daughter of President and Mrs. John Tyler) married William Waller in the East Room.
  • May 21, 1874: Nellie Grant (daughter of President and Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant) married Algernon Sartoris in the East Room.
  • June, 1878: Emily Platt (niece of Lucy Hayes) married Russell Hastings in the Blue Room.
  • June 2, 1886: President Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the Blue Room.
  • February 17, 1906: Alice Lee Roosevelt (daughter of President and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt) married Nicholas Longworth in the East Room.
  • November 25, 1913: Jessie Woodrow Wilson (daughter of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson) married Francis Bowes Sayre in the East Room.
  • May 7, 1914: Eleanor Randolph Wilson (daughter of President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson) married William Gibbs McAdoo in the Blue Room.
  • August 7, 1918: Alice Wilson (niece of President Woodrow Wilson) married Isaac Stuart McElroy, Jr., in the Blue Room.
  • July 30, 1942: Harry Hopkins (assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt) married Louise Gill Macy in the Second Floor Oval Room (then the president's study).
  • December 9, 1967: Lynda Bird Johnson (daughter of President and Mrs. Johnson) married Charles Spittal Robb in the East Room.
  • June 12, 1971: Tricia Nixon (daughter of President and Mrs. Richard Nixon) married Edward Finch Cox in the Rose Garden.
  • May 28, 1994: Anthony Rodham (brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton) married Nicole Boxer in the Rose Garden.

Frances Folsom Cleveland on her wedding day in 1886, dressed to descend the stairs, posed for this photograph to show her wedding gown and its orange blossom and laurel trimmings.

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