Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu

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Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married on May 1, 1967 in Milton Prell’s suite at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their civil ceremony was performed by Nevada Supreme Court Justice David Zenoff. The maid of honor was Michelle Beaulieu and best men were Marty Lacker and Joe Esposito.

According to a Las Vegas SUN news report about their wedding, “Presley wore a black brocade silk tuxedo and Western boots, while Priscilla wore a floor-length wedding gown of her own design: white silk chiffon, with beaded yoke, trimmed in seed pearls and topped with a three-foot tulle veil secured by a rhinestone crown.”

Their 8-minute morning wedding ceremony was attended by a small number of family and friends and was followed by a press conference and a breakfast reception for 100 guests. Their wedding cake had six-tiers. Elvis and Priscilla reportedly danced to “Love Me Tender” at their wedding reception.

They honeymooned in Palm Springs, California for a few days. Elvis was thirty-two years old and Priscilla was twenty-one years old when they married.

Priscilla and Elvis had a second wedding reception at Graceland on May 29, 1967 for family and friends who could not make it to Las Vegas for their wedding.

Priscilla and Elvis met in November 1959 at a party at Elvis’ off-base residence in Bad Nauheim in Germany. She was 14 1/2 years old.Priscilla moved to Graceland in early 1963. Elvis formally proposed marriage to Priscilla in December 1966 and gave her an engagement ring with a three-and-a-half-carat diamond that was surrounded by a detachable row of smaller diamonds.

Elvis and Priscilla had one daughter, Lisa Marie Presley was born on February 1, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. Lisa has been married four times:

- Danny Keough: Married on October 3, 1988 and divorced in 1994. Lisa and Danny had two children (daughter Riley and son Benjamin) together.

- Michael Jackson: Married on May 18, 1994 and divorced on January 18, 1996.

- Nicolas Cage: Married on August 10, 2002 and divorced on May 16, 2004.

- Michael Lockwood: Michael, a guitarist and music producer, were married on January 22, 2006 in Japan. Their twin daughters, Finley and Harper, were born in early October 2008.

The 8-year courtship of Priscilla Beaulieu and Elvis Presley lasted longer than their marriage. In late 1971, problems in the marriage of Priscilla and Elvis escalated. On February 23, 1972 they separated. Their separation was formalized in July 1972. Their divorce was granted on October 9, 1973 at the Los Angeles Superior Courthouse in Santa Monica, California.

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Priscilla Ann Beaulieu was born on May 24, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Her birth name is Priscilla Ann Wagner.

Elvis died on August 16, 1977 at his home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 42. The official cause of Elvis’ death was recorded as cardiac arrhythmia but he apparently had an overdose of prescription drugs.

Priscilla has a son, Navarone Garibaldi who was born March 1, 1987. His father is screenwriter and director Marco Garibaldi.

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