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White House Weddings

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  • Wedding of Lynda Johnson and Charles Robb
    Yoichi R. Okamoto
    weddings
    celebrations
    Grand Staircase
    winter holidays
    decorations
    This photograph taken by Yoichi R. Okamoto on December 9, 1967 is of President Lyndon B. Johnson escorting bride and daughter Lynda Bird Johnson down the Grand Staircase for her wedding ceremony. The first daughter exchanged vows with Capt. Charles S. Robb of the United States Marine Corps in the East Room of the White House. The White House Christmas decorations doubled as décor for the December wedding, including a garland on the Grand Staircase of natural greenery entwined with red and silver ornaments, seen here.
  • Construction of Crèche in the East Room
    Robert L. Knudsen
    winter holidays
    decorations
    crèche
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    In this photograph, taken on December 10, 1966, craftsmen assemble figures for a crèche in the East Room. Funded by Jane and Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey, the wood, gilded fabric, and wrought iron crèche was designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley with figures crafted by artist Katherine Bryant with fine material including lace from her own wedding gown. The unusual display incorporated elements of Gothic and contemporary influences. The following year, Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. donated an 18th-century crèche to the White House Collection, which has been traditionally displayed in the East Room during the holidays ever since.
  • Construction of Crèche in the East Room
    Robert L. Knudsen
    winter holidays
    decorations
    crèche
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    In this photograph, taken on December 10, 1966, craftsmen assemble a crèche in the East Room. Funded by Jane and Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey, the wood, gilded fabric, and wrought iron crèche was designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley with figures crafted by artist Katherine Bryant with fine material including lace from her own wedding gown. The unusual display incorporated elements of Gothic and contemporary influences. The following year, Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. donated an 18th-century crèche to the White House Collection, which has been traditionally displayed in the East Room during the holidays ever since.
  • Crèche in the East Room, 1966
    Robert L. Knudsen
    decorations
    crèche
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    winter holidays
    This photograph of a crèche on display in the East Room was taken by Robert L. Knudsen on December 10, 1966. Funded by Jane and Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey, the wood, gilded fabric, and wrought iron crèche was designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley with figures crafted by artist Katherine Bryant with fine material including lace from her own wedding gown. The unusual display incorporated elements of Gothic and contemporary influences. The following year, Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. donated an 18th-century crèche to the White House Collection, which has been traditionally displayed in the East Room during the holidays ever since.
  • President and Mrs. Johnson Dance at Their Daughter's Wedding
    Yoichi R. Okamoto
    weddings
    celebrations
    East Room
    State Floor
    This photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson dancing with First Lady Lady Bird Johnson at their daughter Lynda Bird Johnson's wedding reception in the East Room was taken by Yoichi R. Okamoto on December 9, 1967. The first daughter exchanged vows with Marine Corps Capt. Charles S. Robb during their ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
  • Construction of Crèche in the East Room
    Robert L. Knudsen
    winter holidays
    decorations
    crèche
    State Floor
    East Room
    Christmas
    In this photograph, taken on December 10, 1966, craftsmen assemble a crèche in the East Room. Funded by Jane and Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. of Far Hills, New Jersey, the wood, gilded fabric, and wrought iron crèche was designed by Sister Parish and Albert Hadley with figures crafted by artist Katherine Bryant with fine material including lace from her own wedding gown. The unusual display incorporated elements of Gothic and contemporary influences. The following year, Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Jr. donated an 18th-century crèche to the White House Collection, which has been traditionally displayed in the East Room during the holidays ever since.
  • President and Mrs. Nixon at Tricia's Wedding
    Oliver F. Atkins
    wedding
    music
    military
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    In this photograph, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon walk with the departing processional following their daughter Tricia's wedding in the Rose Garden on June 12, 1971. Approximately 400 guests watched the first daughter marry law student Edward Cox in the Rose Garden. This was the first outdoor wedding ceremony ever held at the White House. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Chef Henry Haller in the White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    Ground Floor
    Kitchen
    staff
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller adds wine to a dish in the White House Kitchen. During his tenure as executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller cooked for five first families and their distinguished guests. The Swiss-American chef managed over 250 State Dinners, oversaw meal preparation for some of the largest dinner parties ever held at the White House, and catered the wedding receptions for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon. Haller's recipes varied to suit the tastes of the families he served, emphasizing steak for the Johnsons, international dishes for the Nixons, healthy unpretentious dishes for the Fords, Southern comfort foods for the Carters, and variety for the Reagans. This photograph is part of Haller's personal collection.
  • Chef Henry Haller in the Family Kitchen
    Unknown
    Second Floor
    staff
    Family Kitchen
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller finalizes preparations on a dish in the Family Kitchen on the Second Floor of the White House. During his tenure as executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller cooked for five first families and their distinguished guests. The Swiss-American chef managed over 250 State Dinners, oversaw meal preparation for some of the largest dinner parties ever held at the White House, and catered the wedding receptions of first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon. Haller's recipes varied to suit the tastes of the families he served, emphasizing steak for the Johnsons, international dishes for the Nixons, healthy unpretentious dishes for the Fords, Southern comfort foods for the Carters, and variety for the Reagans. This photograph is part of Haller's personal collection.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    This cake was created for the wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson to Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. They were the 15th couple to be married at the White House. The cake is pictured on display in the East Room. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller oversaw the catering for the wedding reception, which, like the ceremony itself, was held in the East Room of the White House. The cake was designed by pastry chef Clement Maggia of the Greenbriar Hotel, and decorated by pastry chef Eric Crane of the Greenbriar Hotel on the day of the wedding. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, serving five first families and their distinguished guests.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Karl Schumacher
    wedding
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    This photograph shows the approximately seven-foot-tall, seven-layer Lady Baltimore wedding cake created for the wedding of first daughter Tricia Nixon to Edward Cox on June 12, 1971. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. The cake was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté. Instead of traditional bride and groom figures, the wedding cake was topped with a pulled sugar structure modeled after the altar in the Rose Garden, where the couple exchanged vows. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Luci Johnson and Patrick Nugent on their Wedding Day
    Unknown
    wedding
    press
    First Family
    In this photograph, members of the press eagerly record first daughter Luci Baines Johnson and Patrick Nugent on their wedding day, August 6, 1966. The couple was married at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. and enjoyed a reception at the White House. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Chef Haller oversaw the food preparations for Johnson's wedding reception as well as the receptions for first daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Tricia Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Party
    Oliver F. Atkins
    Blue Room
    State Floor
    wedding
    First Family
    In this photograph, newlyweds Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox join family members and their wedding party in the Blue Room. Tricia's parents, President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon stand near Tricia, along with their younger daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, overseeing the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Food Preparations in the White House Kitchen
    Robert L. Knudsen
    staff
    Kitchen
    Ground Floor
    food & drink
    In this photograph, White House Executive Chef Henry Haller and his colleagues prepare shish kebabs during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Also on the table is a platter including lobster and savory pastries. This photograph was taken by White House photographer Robert L. Knudsen in the Ground Floor Kitchen of the White House, around November 30, 1967. Standing from left to right are: Franklin Blair, Eserline Dewberry, Allina Price, and Haller. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to Henry Haller. Haller served as White House Executive Chef from 1966-1987.
  • Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    This photograph shows the top three layers and the cake topper of the wedding cake created for Tricia Nixon's reception on June 12, 1971. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. The cake was designed by New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté, who also created the wedding cake for then-first daughter Luci Baines Johnson in 1966. Measuring at nearly a foot tall, the cake topper was modeled after the altar in the White House Rose Garden, where Tricia Nixon exchanged vows with her husband-to-be, Edward Cox. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White Hosue from 1966-1987, and also oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of first daughter Lynda Bird Johnson.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    staff
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    This cake was created for the wedding of first daughter Lynda Bird Johnson and Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. They were the 15th couple known to be married at the White House. The cake is pictured on display in the East Room. White House Executive Chef Henry Haller (far left) oversaw the catering for the wedding reception, which, like the ceremony itself, was held in the East Room of the White House. The cake was designed by pastry chef Clement Maggia of the Greenbriar Hotel, and decorated by pastry chef Eric Crane of the Greenbriar Hotel on the day of the wedding. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef of the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson and Charles Robb Wed in the East Room
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    First Family
    East Room
    military
    In this photograph, taken December 9, 1967, newlyweds Lynda Bird Johnson Robb and Capt. Charles S. Robb take their first steps together as man and wife following their wedding ceremony in the East Room of the White House. The ceremony was officiated by the Right Reverend Gerald Nicholas McAllister. This was the 15th wedding held at the White House. The couple enjoyed their wedding cake in the same room where they were married. During the ceremony, the cake was hidden behind a screen, which was removed when guests returned to the East Room for champagne, cake, and dancing. Fellow White House bride Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who married in 1906, was among the approximately 500 guests who attended the wedding. The bride's parents, President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, can be seen watching proudly on the left side of this photograph. This photograph is part of a personal collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. As executive chef from 1966-1987, Haller oversaw the food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Maurice Bonté with Tricia Nixon's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    Entrance Hall
    food & drink
    This photograph, taken June 12, 1971, shows New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté (right) in the process of assembling first daughter Tricia Nixon's wedding cake. The bottom layer of the cake measured five feet in diameter and was baked as eight segments in specially designed cake pans; in this photograph, only some of the segments have been pieced together. The pulled-sugar cake topper was modeled after the altar in the Rose Garden, where Nixon wed Edward Cox. Nixon was the daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, overseeing the food preparations for the White House Wedding receptions for three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • President Nixon Escorts Tricia at her Rose Garden Wedding
    Unknown
    wedding
    Rose Garden
    South Grounds
    In this photograph, President Richard M. Nixon walks his daughter Tricia down the aisle for her wedding to Edward Cox on June 12, 1971. The outdoor wedding ceremony was held in the Rose Garden of the White House. This was the 16th documented wedding to occur at the White House, and the first to be held in the Rose Garden. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Chef Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of first daughters Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Johnson Family in the Rose Garden
    Unknown
    South Grounds
    First Family
    Rose Garden
    In this photograph, likely taken in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson stands with his growing family in the Rose Garden. From left: First Lady Lady Bird Johnson; the Johnson's eldest daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson; President Johnson; the Johnson's younger daughter, Luci Baines Johnson, holding her newborn son, Patrick Lyndon; and Patrick Nugent, Luci's husband. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Henry Haller served as the White House Executive Chef from 1966-1987, during the presidencies of Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Ronald Reagan. Chef Henry Haller oversaw the food preparations for the wedding receptions of Luci Baines Johnson in 1966 and Lynda Bird Johnson in 1967.
  • Lynda Bird Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    This cake was created for the wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson and Capt. Charles S. Robb on December 9, 1967. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. White House pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat was originally recruited to design the cake, but was prevented from taking ownership of the project due to illness. The cake was predominately designed by Clement Maggia, a renowned pastry chef from the Greenbriar Hotel in West Virginia. However, Maggia suddenly died of a heart attack three days before the wedding. On the day of the wedding, the 6-foot-tall cake was ultimately assembled by Eric Crane, another pastry chef from the Greenbriar Hotel. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of Johnson, Luci Baines Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox's Wedding
    Oliver F. Atkins
    First Family
    Rose Garden
    wedding
    In this photograph, taken June 12, 1971, Tricia Nixon walks down the aisle alongside her new husband Edward Cox following her wedding ceremony held in the White House Rose Garden. The wedding of the eldest daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon was the 16th documented wedding to take place at the White House and the first to be held in the Rose Garden. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987, and oversaw the food preparations for the White House wedding receptions of three first daughters: Luci Baines Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Nixon.
  • Pastry Chef Louvat in the White House Kitchen
    Unknown
    staff
    Kitchen
    Ground Floor
    food & drink
    This photograph shows pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat whisking in the White House Kitchen during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Louvat joined the White House Kitchen staff in 1962, during the John F. Kennedy administration. He designed numerous desserts for the Johnson and Kennedy families, including Luci Baines Johnson's 300-pound, seven-layer wedding cake. He passed away in December 1967. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.
  • Chefs Assemble Luci Johnson's Wedding Cake in the East Room
    Unknown
    wedding
    staff
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken August 6, 1966, White House pastry chef Ferdinand Louvat and New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté assemble first daughter Luci Baines Johnson's wedding cake prior to her reception in the East Room of the White House. Johnson was the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Louvat designed the cake, while Bonté decorated it with delicate archways and 60 handmade flowers made from granulated sugar. As the total cake weighed 300-pounds, layers of the cake were wheeled to the East Room on movable tables, where it was assembled, frosted, and decorated. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Haller oversaw the food preparations for three wedding receptions at the White House for Johnson, Lynda Bird Johnson, and Tricia Nixon.
  • Chefs Louvat and Bonté Assemble Luci Johnson's Wedding Cake
    Unknown
    wedding
    staff
    State Floor
    East Room
    food & drink
    In this photograph, taken August 6, 1966, White House Pastry Chef Ferdinand Louvat and New York pastry chef Maurice Bonté assemble first daughter Luci Baines Johnson's wedding cake prior to her reception in the East Room of the White House. Louvat designed the cake, while Bonté decorated the cake with delicate archways and 60 handmade flowers made from granulated sugar. As the total cake weighed 300-pounds, layers of the cake were wheeled to the East Room on movable tables, where the cake was assembled, frosted, and decorated. Johnson, the youngest daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and First Lady Lady Bird Johnson, wed Patrick Nugent on August 6, 1966 at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.. This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987. Haller also oversaw the food preparations for the wedding receptions of first daughters Lynda Bird Johnson and Tricia Nixon.