Luci Baines Johnson, 19 year old daughter of the President of the United States, today (6 August) married Patrick John Nugent of Waukegan, Illinois in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Church in Washington D.
Luci Baines Johnson, 19 year old daughter of the President of the United States, today (6 August) married Patrick John Nugent of Waukegan, Illinois in the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Church in Washington D.C.
Seven hundred select guests watched from the giant church as Lyndon Johnson escorted the youngest of his two daughters down an aisle almost as long as a soccer to be given in marriage to the son of a mutual fund (securities) sales manager.
The marriage ceremony and nuptial mass were followed by the first big White House Wedding reception in more than half a century Although billed as a simple family affair at first, the bride's flair for the dramatic triumphed over her father's yen for simplicity and the ceremony burgeoned into the Washington social of the year.
Luci left the White House at 11:35 am as planned escorted by her father. The bridesmaid departed earlier in their pink gowns and long illusion veils.
Luci was wearing a long-sleeved white gown, with lace veil and train, designed by Priscilla Kidder of Boston. Her costume was long-sleeve and stately, and its veil was atop; her coiffure as she left the White House.
The bridal gown was of white rosepoing alecon appliques embroidered with seed pearls.
It was accompanied by a three yard train of matching lace edged with scallops and encrusted with pearls. The neckline was wedding band shaped lace, scalloped and also outlined with seed pearls.
Later, after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Nugent emerged from the Church in the bright Washington sunshine and posed for photographers before driving off for the reception at the White House.
It featured three orchestras, a seven tiered wedding cake and buffet tables loaded with roast beef, ham, turkey, salmon, cold lobster and shrimp creole among other things.