Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox Wedding Ceremony in the Rose Garden
In this aerial photograph by Robert L. Knudsen, Tricia Nixon, daughter of President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and Edward Cox stand at the altar in front of invited guests at their wedding on June 12, 1971. Their wedding took place in the Rose Garden on the White House Grounds and was followed by a reception in the East Room. The greenery of the Rose Garden was dotted with roses of reds, pinks, whites, and yellows and the shade of green of the crabapple trees throughout was said to match the shade of the bridesmaids’ layered silk organdy dresses, made by Priscilla of Boston. Though there was an intimate number of invited guests, just beyond it, on the South Lawn, press tents captured the nuptials for the nation.