Totally Awesome 70s And 80s Celebrity Wedding Photos
1 Tom Hanks And Rita Wilson
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks met on the set of the 1988 film Volunteers and married in the same year. They have one of Hollywood’s longest and most enduring marriages, having been married for 34 years. That’s a lifetime by Hollywood standards.
Wilson’s bridal look could not be more 80s. Between the mini skirt to her tendrils of curls, she was rocking the look back then. We especially like her poof of fabric ruffles hugging her hips. That is a look that may never come back in fashion. Of course, Tom Hanks looks timeless in his classic black tuxedo.
2 Tommy Lee And Heather Locklear
Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee wed Heather Locklear in 1986. She was just 24 years old when she married the rocker. Unfortunately, their love wouldn’t last and they divorced after 7 years of marriage. They had no children together and moved on to different relationships.
While their time together sadly ended, we will forever have this wedding photo in all their 80s glory. We’re impressed that his hair is teased even higher than her hair. Although, her cascading beaded wedding veil is a look in itself. This looks like the stuff of dreams during the 1980s.
3 Elton John And Renate Blauel
Elton John married Renate Blauel, a German recording engineer, in 1984. They divorced after 4 years together when John came out as a member of the LGBT community. Renata escaped the spotlight, and he later married his longtime boyfriend, David Furnish, in 2014.
Looking back, it’s fun to see John dressed in his 1980s regalia, complete with signature oversized sunglasses. The purple and white striped shirt coupled with a straw hat was a look he made all his own. Blauel’s dress was very en vogue at the time. From the baby’s breath crown to her lace see-through collar, which was all the rage.
4 Janet Jackson And James DeBarge
Janet Jackson secretly wed James DeBarge in 1984. Their marriage was annulled a year later. Jackson blamed his substance abuse for making him an absent husband, and the two went their separate ways. Despite the fact that their marriage ended in divorce, this totally awesome 80s wedding photo will never fade.
Her lavender corseted dress was so cool at the time the photograph was taken. The tiered skirt made an appearance on many prom dresses back then. We can’t get over DeBarge’s slicked-back hair and smooth mustache. He looked like quite the lady’s man.
5 Sylvester Stallone And Brigitte Nielsen
Sylvester Stallone and Brigitte Nielsen were the talk of the town in Hollywood. The magnificent duo was often on the cover of tabloid magazines. They married in 1985, but went their separate ways when they divorced after just 2 years. They had no children together, so it was a clean break.
Talking about high glamour, Nielsen’s wedding look had all the glitz you’d imagine for a superstar. The beaded headdress, the puffy sleeves, the sweetheart neckline—it’s almost too much to handle. This woman did 80s bridal fashion right! Stallone was looking sly as ever in his black tuxedo, of course.
6 David Hasselhoff and Catherine Hickland
David Hasselhoff married actress Catherine Hickland in 1984. Her best-known role was playing Lindsay Rappaport on the ABC series One Life To Live for twelve years. Unfortunately, her soap opera career lasted longer than her marriage because the two divorced after only 5 years.
Yet, their wedding photo takes us back to the 80s in a big way. From the huge puffy sleeves on her gown to the details in her veil, this look was in style at the time. Hasselhoff kept it classy in a black tuxedo. We just have to ask, is that the car from Knight Rider behind them?
7 Burt Reynolds And Loni Anderson
We can’t talk about 80s celebrity couples and not mention Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson. They were one of the most talked-about duos at the time they wed in 1988. After adopting their son, Quinton, they divorced in 1993. Sadly, Reynolds passed away in 2018.
Anderson’s heavily teased 80s hair in this picture was a sign of the times, along with her lace sleeve bridal gown. It didn’t get much hotter than these two. We love how Reynold bucked tradition and went for a necktie as opposed to a bow tie. Honestly, we’re still not over the fact that these two broke up.
8 Lee Majors And Farrah Fawcett
Farrah Fawcett was the “it girl” in the 1970s and Lee Majors was a big deal himself. Both of them had successful acting careers, so it made headlines when they married in 1973 at the Los Angeles Hotel Bel-Air. Sadly, they divorced in 1982.
Every bride in the 1970s loved Fawcett’s feathered hair, and we like the addition of a big floppy hat on her wedding day. The lace gown is a classic look as well. Major’s suit is also very 70s with the wide lapel and funky neck-tie. This was the height of fashion at the time their wedding unfolded.
9 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
Arnold Schwarzenegger ruled the 80s with his wife, Maria Shriver, by his side. The couple married in 1986 and had four children, Katherine, Patrick, Christina, and Christopher. News broke that Schwarzenegger had a child out of wedlock with their housekeeper 14 years earlier. The couple divorced in 2011.
However, this wedding photograph is filled with 80s bridal nostalgia. From her high lace collar to the totally 80s bangs, Shriver’s look was super classy at the time. It’s too bad these two had to go their separate ways because they had been married for 25 years.
10 Sean Penn And Madonna
Madonna and Sean Penn were the epitome of an 80s superstar couple. They were married on the “Queen of Pop’s” 27th birthday in 1985. They had a bit of an on-again, off-again marriage when Madonna requested divorce but changed her mind. She filed the papers again, and they separated in 1989.
Looking back on their wedding photo is like peering into a time capsule from the 1980s. Her black hat and single dangling earring were such a signature looks for her. Along with the strapless wedding gown that echoed her “Like A Virgin” performance at the 1984 MTV Video Music Awards.
11 Emma Thompson And Kenneth Branagh
Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh seemed like a match made in heaven. They married in 1989 and looked to be a Hollywood “it” couple. However, they were only married for six years when they divorced in 1995, following Branagh’s affair with the actress Helena Bonham Carter.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t comment on their epic 80s wedding photo. Thompson completely bucked convention and went for a non-traditional dress. From the short skirt to the bold fabric, this is a very late 80s look. The frilly hat atop her head is the icing on the cake. Kudos to her for being so bold.
12 Greg Allman And Cher
Cher’s second marriage took place in 1975 when she married musician Gregg Allman, just days after she had divorced her first husband, Sonny Bono. Cher and Allman’s marriage last a mere 10 days before Cher filed for divorce due to his substance abuse issues.
He talked into coming back, and they remained married until 1979, when they finally split for good. They share a son, Elijah. We think their wedding photo captures the essence of the 70s free spirit perfectly. From her toned-down bridal gown to his long hippy hair, they took flower power to the next level.
13 Rod Stewart And Alana Hamilton
Alana Hamilton and Rod Stewart married in 1979. Despite having two children, Kimberly and Sean Stewart, their marriage ended in divorce in 1985. Stewart has a total of 8 children with 5 women and was married to 3 of them.
Yet, this wedding photo will always stand out as the most 70s picture ever. From her off-the-shoulder lacy number to the baby’s breath tucked in her hair, she embraced 70s bridal fashion to the fullest. Of course, Stewart wore his signature spiked mullet, which is the hairstyle he continues to wear to this day.
14 Diana Ross And Arne Næss Jr.
Diana Ross is a powerhouse diva who married twice in her lifetime. This pic is from her second marriage to Arne Næss Jr. in 1986. They had two sons, Ross and Evan. The couple divorced in 2000 and Næss passed away in 2004 in an unfortunate rock climbing accident.
For their wedding, Ross wore an elegant ensemble complete with a tiara and lace overlay. She also tucked baby’s breath into her hair, which was very popular in the 80s. Despite the fact that their marriage didn’t last, both of them look so happy and excited in this photograph.
15 Kevin Bacon And Kyra Sedgwick
Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick are another celebrity couple that has stood the test of time. The actors fell in love in 1988 on the set of the play Lemon Sky. They married in the same year and have been going strong ever since. They have two kids together, Sosie and Travis.
When it came to Sedgwick’s bridal look, she went for the classic Gibson girl look, complete with a high collar lace gown and a loose updo. Honestly, though, they look so blissfully happy in their wedding photo that it almost doesn’t matter what they wore on their wedding day.
16 Bruce Willis And Demi Moore
Perhaps one of the most iconic 80s power couples was Demi Moore and Bruce Willis. These Hollywood megastars were married in 1987. They had a star-studding ceremony and none other than Little Richard presided over the proceedings.
The couple had three daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. Unfortunately, they were only married for 13 years until they filed for divorce. Looking back at their wedding photo, it looked to be such a happy day. Moore wore a very 80s wedding gown, complete with ruffles cascading down the back of her dress. Willis wore a classic black tuxedo and white bow tie.
17 Diana, Princess Of Wales And Prince Charles
The most memorable wedding from the 80s was when Prince Charles married Princess Diana in 1981 during an over-the-top royal ceremony. They had two sons together, Prince Harry and Prince William. Their relationship was filled with scandals and cheating rumors until they divorced in 1996. In a tragic turn, Diana passed away in 1997 in a fatal car crash.
Yet, these priceless photos take us back to the royal nuptials, where the Princess of Wales wore a 25-foot train and was wrapped in taffeta in ruffles. Her amazing bridal look captured the attention of the world.
18 Tatum O’Neal And John McEnroe
John McEnroe was a tennis champ in the 80s who was known for having a quick temper. He married Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O’Neal in 1986 after they had been dating for two years. They have three children, Kevin, Sean, and Emily. Their marriage lasted 6 years until they divorced in 1994.
One look at their wedding photo and it’s obvious that these two were married in the 1980s. From the halo of baby’s breath and flowers in O’Neal’s hair to McEnroe’s slim bow tie, they hit many wedding trends that were seen often at the time.
19 Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne met through her father, Don Arden, who was Ozzy’s agent at the time. They got married in 1982 and have been together all this time. They have three children, Aimee, Jack, and Kelly. They’ve had some bumps in the road but manage to stay strong.
We must admit they both look pretty tame in their wedding photo, considering the fact that Ozzy is the self-proclaimed “Prince of Darkness”. You’d think they would have dressed edgier than this. Although, check out how adoringly Sharon was looking at him on their wedding day. No wonder these two are still together.
20 Mick And Bianca Jagger
Mick Jagger married Bianca Perez-Mora Macias in 1971. She took his name and famously became known as Bianca Jagger. They were married for 7 years until they divorced in 1978. Bianca cited infidelity as the basis for divorce.
Their wedding looks were quintessential 1970s, a time when fashion was bold and the collars were large. Her plunging white bridal jacket, coupled with a long skirt, was so contemporary at the time. Who doesn’t love her white floppy hat? Mick was looking rather dapper himself in a three-piece suit over tennis shoes. This entire look is quite a mood.
21 Don Johnson And Melanie Griffith
Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith met in 1971 on the set of the film The Harrad Experiment, released in 1973. Melanie was then only 14 years old, while Don was 22. Their relationship was tumultuous, starting to date in 1971 and separated after a few years, finally meeting again in 1976 and getting married, divorcing in 1977. The couple married again in 1989, but divorced, for good this time, in 1994.
Despite their rocky relationship, Don and Melanie look very happy in this photo from their 1989 wedding, each proudly sporting a typical late 80s haircut and outfit with a smile on their face. They look radiant!
22 Wayne Gretzky And Janet Jones
Edmonton Oilers’ hockey star Wayne Gretzky married American actress Janet Jones, best known for her roles in The Flamingo Kid (1984), A Chorus Line (1985), American Anthem (1986) and Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988) on July 16, 1988.
More than 700 friends watched the newlyweds parade around in their finest attire that day. While Gretzky wore a classic suit, his wife wore a dress with lots of detail and a plunging net neckline. They look so happy!
23 Olivia Newton-John And Matt Lattanzi
Olivia Newton-John was one of the hottest actresses and singers in the 1980s. She met her first husband, Matt Lattanzi, when they both were in the film Xanadu. The movie may have been panned by critics, but the couple found love on the set and married in 1984. They share a daughter, Chloe. Unfortunately, they divorced in 1995.
Yet, they look so young and blissful in their wedding photo. Newton-John captured many of the fads from the era with the puffy sleeves on her gown and the over-worked bangs, which were such popular looks at the time.
24 Joan Collins And Peter Holm
Joan Collins is famously known for playing Alexis Colby in the drama Dynasty. She’s also known for being married five times in her life, and this wedding photo is from her fourth wedding to the famous pop singer, Peter Holm, in 1985.
Their marriage only lasted 3 years when they split in 1987 and the exes went through a nasty public divorce that made tabloid headlines. However, her wedding look is too good to pass up. From the butterfly sleeves on her gown to her totally 80s hairstyle, Collins’ bridal style was high glam. We love Colby’s pink satin bowtie, which was a bold choice.
25 Robert And Kris Kardashian
We all know Kris Jenner from the series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, but before she was a ‘momager’, she was known as Kristen Mary Houghton. She married Robert Kardashian, an up-and-coming lawyer, in 1978. They had four children, Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, and Robert Jr. The duo divorced in 1991 amidst cheating rumors.
Jenner rocked this 70s wedding fashion with style, skipping the traditional veil and opting for a wide-brimmed hat instead. This may look silly now, but it was all the rage in the late 70s. We’re sure she’ll choose a chic gown when she marries her current fiance, Corey Gamble.
26 Billy Joel And Christie Brinkley
Billy Joel featured supermodel Christie Brinkley in the music video for his hit song “Uptown Girl,” which he wrote about her. The two were an item at the time and wed in 1985. They have a daughter, Alexa Rae. The marriage crumbled due to Joel’s grueling tour schedule, and they divorced in 1993.
Breaking down Brinkley’s look from their big day, we can’t get over the teased bangs. She probably used an entire can of Aquanet hairspray to get them to stand up like that. Not to mention the lace sleeves and collar of her wedding gown, which were seen in all the bridal magazines in 1985.
27 Dorothy Hamill And Dean Paul Martin
Dorothy Hamill became an American hero for taking home the gold medal for women’s figure skating at the 1976 Winter Olympics. She married singer and actor Dean Paul Martin in 1982. Unfortunately, the marriage only lasted 2 years before they split in 1984.
Hamill’s gown encapsulated what fashion was all about in the 1980s. The high neck collar, puffy sleeves, and matching veil were in high demand with brides during that era. We can’t leave out her signature wedge hairstyle, which so many women copied at the height of her popularity. She will forever be an icon in our eyes.
28 John Denver And Cassandra Delaney
John Denver’s first big hit was the song “Take Me Home Country Roads” in 1971. So, it’s no surprise that his wedding took place in the mountains near his home in Aspen, Colorado. He married actress Cassandra Delaney in 1988. They had one daughter, Jesse Belle, before divorcing in 1993.
Their photo captured a bridal silhouette that was all the rage when their wedding took place, which was the ballgown skirt. Many brides walked down the aisle with huge wedding skirts surrounding them. We also have to mention Denver’s white tuxedo, because it was popular for the bride and groom to match.
29 Judi Dench And Michael Williams
Judi Dench married actor Michael Williams in 1971. They had one daughter together, named Finty. They remained together until he passed away in 2001. The actress never wed again, but has been dating conservationist David Mills since 2010.
We have to take a moment to celebrate Dench’s winter wedding cape. It doesn’t get much more glamorous than a floor-length coat with a fur-lined hood. Her husband looked rather dapper himself in a black three-piece suit. These two made quite the stylish couple on their wedding day, opting for looks that weren’t too common during the time of their nuptials.
30 Stevie Wonder And Syreeta Wright
Stevie Wonder is a living legend known for hit songs like “I Just Called To Say I Love You” and “Superstition”. He’s been married three times in his life, and his first marriage was to the singer and songwriter Syreeta Wright. They married in 1972 and divorced only 2 years later in 1974. Although, they remained close friends until her death in 2004.
We can just feel the excitement in their wedding photo, which was taken in the back of a car after their wedding. Wright’s gown was surprisingly simple, while Wonder went for a bolder look in a white tuxedo jacket with black satin lapels.
31 Keith Richards And Patti Hensen
Keith Richards, of the band The Rolling Stones, first laid eyes on his wife, model Patti Hensen, on the dance floor at the popular dance club Studio 54. They married at a beach wedding in 1983 and remained together to this day, which is quite impressive, considering he’s a huge rock star.
Hensen’s bridal look was casual, which was perfect for getting married by the ocean. Her tiered skirt looked more like prom dresses did in the 80s and her tousled hair appeared like it took little effort. Her off-the-shoulder gown was so in style when they got hitched.
32 Karen Carpenter And Thomas Burris
Karen Carpenter is most known for being in the band The Carpenters with her brother, Richard Carpenter. She married real estate developer Thomas Burris at The Beverly Hills Hotel in 1980. They divorced in 1982 and she would tragically pass away a year later due to complications from an eating disorder.
It’s nice to see her looking so happy in their wedding photo. She chose to wear a white hat instead of the traditional wedding veil. Another item that set her wedding look apart was the sheer beaded jacket she wore over her gown, a style she made all her own.
33 Samuel L. Jackson And LaTanya Richardson
Samuel L. Jackson met his wife, LaTanya Richardson, at Spelman College in 1974. They tied the knot in 1980 and share a daughter, Zoe. The couple has been married for over 40 years and is still going strong, making them an exception by Hollywood’s standards.
We love how happy and in love they appear to be in their wedding photo. Jackson looked sharp in a white tuxedo and Richardson opted for a modest wedding gown and white hat. There’s a simplicity to their wedding style that we can appreciate, considering they skipped the flashy style that was so popular at the time.
34 Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Brad Hall
Julia Louis-Dreyfus met Brad Hall in college when they both attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. They both also starred on SNL from 1982 to 1984. They married in 1987 and have two sons, Charlie and Henry.
She went for a completely traditional look for her wedding, opting for a full ballgown silhouette, long train, and so many folds of fabric. She’s another celeb who rocked puffy sleeves on her wedding dress, which isn’t surprising because that style dominated bridal looks in the 1980s. Hall wore a black tuxedo jacket with a striped tie, which was a stylish choice.>
35 Faye Dunaway And Peter Wolf
Faye Dunaway And Peter Wolf were introduced by a mutual friend in San Francisco in 1972. She was a well-known actress, and he was the lead singer for The J. Geils Band. They dated for 2 years until getting married in 1974. Unfortunately, their busy work schedule got in the way and they divorced in 1978.
These two win the award for the most original wedding look. Dunaway wore a flowy floral dress. Wolf’s scruffy hair and yellow suit looked totally appropriate for a rock star. They appear to be in love in their wedding photo. Too bad it wasn’t in the cards for them.
36 Carrie Fisher And Paul Simon
Carrie Fisher was just coming off the success of playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films when she was introduced to musician Paul Simon by a mutual friend. They wed in 1983, but had a very rocky relationship which led to their split a year later.
You wouldn’t think by looking at their wedding photo that they were each wildly successful in their own right when they married. Fisher’s silk gown with ruched sleeves seems rather plain, considering she was such a huge movie star. Simon went for a timeless look in a black suit with a white necktie.
37 Lisa Vanderpump And Ken Todd
We all know Lisa Vanderpump from the hit reality series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She married her husband, Ken Todd, in 1982. The couple met through her brother at a nightclub in London. They tied the knot after three months of dating. The good news is that they’re still going strong.
Their wedding photo gives us a snapshot of bridal fashions in the 80s. From her crown of flowers to the ruffled neckline of her gown, this look was so trendy at the time. He wore a time-honored tuxedo, complete with a black jacket and gray vest.
38 Aretha Franklin And Glynn Turman
Aretha Franklin was the “Queen of Soul” who was married two times. Her second marriage was to actor Glynn Turman, who she wed in 1978 at her father’s church. Franklin became a stepmom to his three children from a previous marriage. They divorced in 1984 but maintained a close friendship until her passing in 2018.
It’s so sweet to see her posing with her stepson in their wedding photo. She went for a beaded gown while Turman wore a black tuxedo and a cowboy hat. This was a style that they made all their own on their wedding day.
39 Bruce Jenner And Linda Thompson
Before Bruce Jenner transitioned to Caitlyn, he was most known for winning an Olympic gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. He later became famous for starring in the series Keeping Up with the Kardashians alongside his wife, Kris Jenner, and their children.
Yet, he was married twice before, once to Linda Thompson. They wed in 1981 and welcomed two sons, Brody and Brandon. Their marriage ended in 1986, but we can appreciate their retro wedding photo in all its glory. The ceremony took place in Oahu, Hawaii, so of course, Jenner sported a lie.
40 Elizabeth Taylor And Senator John Warner
Elizabeth Taylor takes the cake when it comes to getting married as she wed an impressive 8 times in her life. You can imagine that she had a variety of wedding gowns, but we chose to focus on her bridal look from her 7th wedding day when she tied the knot with Senator John Warner.
They got hitched on December 4, 1976. Taylor went for a non-traditional look and wore a purple cashmere dress, topped with a tweed coat with fur, and a matching turban. While she may have looked glam for their big day, the marriage didn’t last and they divorced in 1982.
41 Robert Smith And Mary Poole
Robert Smith, of the popular 80s band The Cure, married his high school sweetheart, Mary Poole, in 1988. The duo wore traditional wedding looks, but it was Smith’s makeup that stole the show. It seems like he had more makeup on than her on their wedding day.
These two are still married and have no children. According to MNE, Smith once said about their decision to remain childless: “I kind of know what the two of us have missed. But I think it is more than compensated for by being able to still be the same to her as when we first met.”
42 Bono And Ali Hewson
Lead singer of U2, Bono, married Ali Hewson in 1982. They met in high school and managed to stay together for over 40 years. One glance at their wedding photo and you can tell the wedding took place in the 80s, thanks to their hairstyles. His hair stood up almost as high as hers.
According to the Irish Central, Bono talked about their first date while being interviewed on a red carpet event, saying, “We were teenagers, we went to the same school, high school. It just so happens it was this afternoon I walked her to her bus – isn’t that mad?”
43 David And Angie Bowie
David Bowie married his first wife, Angie, in 1970. It was a casual ceremony that took place at Bromley Register Office. The bride and groom chose a non-traditional wedding look that was so 70s. After all, the popular singer has always been known for his bold and unusual look.
From his tousled hair to his fur-line coat, he totally looked like a rock star on his wedding day. Angie wore a floral dress and had a shag haircut, which was all the rage. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last, and they divorced in 1980. Bowie went on to marry model Iman in April 1992. They were married until his death in 2016.
44 Donny And Debbie Osmond
Donny and Debbie Osmond were married in 1978 and have been together for 44 years. They have 5 sons, Donald, Jeremy, Brandon, Christopher, and Josh. They totally captured the 1970s era at their wedding. From his royal blue tuxedo suit to her high collared wedding gown, they did their wedding right.
Osmond wrote on Facebook about his wife: “I first met Debbie when she was 15 years old. She was the hot babe cheerleader in town, and she dated my brother Jay before she dated me. It took three whole years to win her heart and convince her to marry me.”
45 Chrissie Hynde And Jim Kerr
Chrissie Hynde paved the way for women in rock as the lead singer of the band The Pretenders. She married fellow musician Jim Kerr in 1984. While they ultimately split in 1990, we have to talk about Hynde’s amazing wedding look.
The singer skipped the traditional bridal dress altogether and wore a white suit at her wedding, complete with a tie. She didn’t fuss much with her hair or bother to wear a veil. It doesn’t get much more punk rock than that. Kerr took a more classic approach to his style and opted for a suit instead of a tuxedo.
46 Anthony Hopkins And Jennifer Leyton
Anthony Hopkins is a highly renowned actor who starred in classic films like Silence of the Lambs and Legends of the Fall. He wed Jennifer Leyton in 1973 and they were married for 29 years before ending their marriage in 2002.
Looking back at their wedding photo, Hopkins looked so sharp in his black suit and tie while Layton went for a winter bridal look. We love that she wore a fur hat instead of the traditional veil and her fur collar coat was just so glamorous. Hopkins is now on his third marriage to Stella Arroyave, who he wed in 2003.
47 Jeff Bridges And Susan Geston
Jeff Bridges and Susan Geston have a love story for the ages. They met in an unexpected way when they both worked on the set of the film Rancho Deluxe. Geston was a maid on location and the two hit it off. They were married in 1977 and have three daughters, Isabelle, Jessie, and Haley.
They’re a Hollywood success story and have been married for over 40 years and even have one grandchild. We love how happy they look in their wedding photo and have to point out just how 70s she looks with her long straight hair and off-the-shoulder pink dress.
48 Donna Summer And Bruce Sudano
Donna Summer was known as the Queen of Disco in the 1970s, with huge hits like “Last Dance” and “Hot Stuff”. She married fellow musician and songwriter Bruce Sudano in 1980. They remained married until she lost a battle with lung cancer in 2012.
During a happier time, Summer looked like the epitome of an 80s bride in their wedding photo, complete with baby’s breath and flowers weaved in her hair. Sudano wore a classic black suit and tie. While they may look serious in this pic, they actually had a very happy marriage and raised three daughters together.
49 Michael Douglas And Diandra Luker
Michael Douglas married his first wife, Diandra Luker, in 1977. She was only 19 years old when they tied the knot. They welcomed a son, Cameron, in 1978. Unfortunately, the marriage fell apart, and they divorced in 1995.
This photo was taken at their wedding reception, so we get a glimpse of her reception dress, which was actually a tiered white skirt and a sheer blouse. Douglas remained in a suit and tie and was rocking some serious hair back in the day. He later went on to marry actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, whom he has two children with, Carys and Dylan.
50 Lorna Luft And Jake Hooker
Lorna Luft is an actress and singer who married musician Jake Hooker in 1977. While she may not be a household name, she is the half-sister of the famous actress Liza Minnelli. Despite having two kids, Vanessa and Jesse, the couple divorced in 1993.
>We had to add them to this list for her bridal alone. Luft wore an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit that put traditional wedding dresses to shame. She looked so hip and radiant with her rose choker necklace. Hooker wore a white suit and sported some serious rocker hair. They were the epitome of 70s fashion.
51 Julio Iglesias And Isabel Preysler
Julio Iglesias married Isabel Preysler in 1971. The Spanish singer and Spanish-Filipina socialite share three children, Chabeli, Julio Jr., and Enrique. They were married for 8 years until they split and finalized their divorced in 1979.
You can tell that they wed in the early 70s because their wedding looks still reflected a bit of the 60s sensibility. From her teased French twist hairstyle to the high collar on her bridal gown, Preysler oozed sophisticated glamour. Iglesias went for a traditional look with a suit and tie. This was a popular style for grooms at the time.
52 John Lennon And Yoko Ono
John Lennon met Yoko Ono at the height of the Beatles’ fame. While the band didn’t approve of their relationship, they tied the knot in 1969 and were married until his tragic death in 1980. They had one son together, named Sean. They were married at the registry office in Gibraltar and wore matching white turtlenecks to the ceremony.
They totally embraced the sign of the times with their wedding looks. The newlyweds famously spent their honeymoon in Amsterdam, with a week-long “Bed-In for Peace,” holding a press conference directly from their bed.
53 Ace Frehley And Jeanette Trerotola
Ace Frehley, the guitarist of the band Kiss, married Jeanette Trerotola in 1976. The band reportedly performed at their wedding without any makeup, playing the songs “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Shout It Out Loud” in a short set.
We’re more interested in Frehley and Trerotola’s wedding vibe than any impromptu show that took place at the ceremony. Take a look at his 70s hairstyle. She wore some serious fly-back feathers, which were so in at the time of their nuptials. It’s almost hard to recognize him without his signature Kiss makeup on. We’ll toast to that!
54 Mel Gibson And Robyn Moore
Mel Gibson’s gained fame when he starred in films like Lethal Weapon and Bird on a Wire. He married Robyn Moore in 1980. They share one daughter and six sons. Their marriage ended with a scandal in 2011 and she was granted a whopping $425 million in their divorce settlement.
Looking back at their wedding day, Gibson had his signature mullet and wore a classic tux. She went for a casual bridal look in a sundress and wore curly hair down. The lace cut out on the neckline of her dress was such a look at the time. That’s the 80s for you!
55 Ringo Starr And Barbara Bach
The wedding of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach was a union of two superstars. Starr was the drummer for the popular band The Beatles, and Bach was a successful actress when they wed in 1981. They’re still married and are the grandparents to 7 grandkids.
This amazing wedding photo of the couple surrounded by members of The Beatles and their wives shows just happy the couple was on their big day. You can get a sense of the love that surrounded them in this pic. While their wedding looks may have been more subdued, it’s clear that they had a joyous celebration.
56 Audrey Hepburn And Andrea Dotti
It doesn’t get much more old Hollywood glam than the classic actress Audrey Hepburn. She married her second husband, Italian psychiatrist Andrea Dotti, in 1969. While their marriage ended in 1982, they shared a son named Luca.
Let’s talk about Hepburn’s flawless wedding style. From her pink turtleneck dress to her amazing handkerchief in her hair, she embodied the chic bridal style of the late 60s and early 70s. Even in a non-tradition short skirt, she was and will forever be the queen of high glam. We can’t get over how stunning she looked on her wedding day.
57 Suzi Quatro And Len Tuckey
Suzi Quatro shot to fame as a rocker who was popular in the UK in the 70s. She wed her long-time guitarist Len Tuckey in a ceremony in 1976. They were married for 16 years and it seemed like a match made in heaven until they divorced in 1992. They have two kids, Laura and Richard.
As for the wedding photo, it’s just so 70s. She’s another bride from that era that said no to the typical wedding dress and wore a three-piece suit instead. Check out those chops on his face! These two rocked 70s fashion in a big way.
58 Carly Simon And James Taylor
Carly Simon and James Taylor were the power music couple in the 70s, with chart-topping folk-rock songs at the height of their fame. Their wedding took place in 1972 and they share two children, Sally and Ben. They were married for a little over a decade, but divorced in 1983.
We have to discuss their wedding photo because they both look less than thrilled to be getting hitched. They bucked tradition and skipped the usual bride and groom look altogether. Simon wore a white blouse and a long sleeveless overlay, while Taylor wore a plaid shirt and coat. No wonder these two didn’t last. They seem miserable.
59 Michael J. Fox And Tracey Pollan
Michael J. Fox met Tracey Pollan on the set of the popular 1980s sitcom Family Ties when they played boyfriend and girlfriend. They wed in 1988 and have one of the most endearing celebrity marriages, having been married for 33 years and having 4 children. She has stood by him as he battles Parkinson’s disease.
Reflecting on a happier time, we just love this wedding photo of the two of them. They both opted for traditional looks that appear timeless to this day. Just look at how she’s gazing at him in that photo. These two have always had what it takes to make it last.
60 Terry And Rebecca Crews
Terry Crews shared throwback wedding photos to celebrate his wedding anniversary with his wife, Rebbeca King. He wrote the caption, “32 years ago today I married my best friend. The kindest, most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I love her more and more each day,” he continued.
“We grew up together and there is no me without you. I love you @therealrebeccakingcrews #FOREVER #happyanniversary.” The duo met when they were both students at Michigan University and married in 1989. Check out her amazing headband and huge rhinestone earrings. She rocked the late 80s bridal look with a ton of style.
61 Bill And Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton took to Instagram to wish her husband, Bill Clinton, a happy 70th birthday. She posted an intimate sweet throwback pic from their 1975 wedding and simply wrote the caption, “Happy birthday, Bill!” This retro photo featured a 28-year-old Hillary with curly hair looking lovingly down at her new hubby.
She wore a Jessica McClintock gown with a high collar and peasant sleeves. He donned a blue suit with a red tie. Both of them looked rather spiffy on their wedding day. What a blast from the past! It seems like these two were made for each other.
62 Caroline Kennedy and Edwin Schlossberg
Caroline Kennedy may be the closest person the USA has to a princess getting married. The daughter of the late President Kennedy wed Edwin Schlossberg in 1986 at a ceremony in Cape Cod. They share three children, John, Tatiana, and Rose. They’re still married to this day.
For her bridal look, Kennedy wore a traditional white silk organza gown with puffy sleeves designed by Carolina Herrera. Her half-up hair and teased bangs were notable hairstyles during the 1980s. While the photos may look dated now, she was totally in fashion for the day.
63 Eric Clapton And Pattie Boyd
Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd wed in 1979, and their romance came with some juicy tabloid drama. She had been married to Clapton’s best friend, George Harrison (of The Beatles fame). Boyd left Harrison and married Clapton in a star-studded ceremony.
According to Best Classic Bands, there were no hard feelings between the friends. “I’d rather she was with him than some dope,” Harrison remarked when asked how he felt about the wedding. Despite the fact that Boyd and Clapton looked groovy when they tied the knot, their marriage ended in divorce in 1988.
64 Mike Tyson And Robin Givens
Mike Tyson and Robin Givens married in 1988 after 11 months of dating. He was the undisputed boxing champion, and she was a model, making them quite the celebrity power couple. Their marriage fell apart after some allegations. They divorced exactly one year later, in 1989.
Their wedding happened with little fanfare, considering the media was so obsessed with their relationship. They wed at the Municipal Building in New York City. Givens wore a black dress and had a simple, low ponytail for her bridal hairstyle. Tyson wore a black pinstriped suit.
65 Elvis Ans Priscilla Presley
One of the most iconic celebrity weddings of the late 1960s was when Elvis Presley married Priscilla Wagner. The duo met when Wagner was just 14 years old and they wed when she was 21 years old, in 1967. The nuptials took place in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Alladin Hotel.
We just had to add this one to this list because of her flawless bridal style, which was indicative of the time period. From her cat-eye eyeliner to the sheer beaded sleeves of her gown, she had nothing but the best for her big day. Despite the happiness exuding from this pic, they divorced in 1973.
66 Meryl Streep And Don Gummer
Meryl Streep married her husband Don Gummer in 1978 and has one of the longest-running marriages in Hollywood. They’ve been together all this time and are still going strong, which is a rare oddity for a celebrity. They are the parents of four children, Mamie, Grace, Louisa, and Henry.
Looking back at pics of their big day, Streep’s bridal gown was ever elegant and flowy, which was fashionable in the late 1970s. Not to mention her bob and effortless waves, another look that was all the rage back in the day. Although, her entire look is classic and timeless.
67 Jane Fonda And Roger Vadim
Jane Fonda’s first marriage was to French film director Roger Vadim. They tied the knot in a Las Vegas ceremony in 1965. They share one daughter, Vanessa. Unfortunately, their marriage only lasted 5 years, and they divorced in 1973. Fonda went on to marry two more times.
While this wedding pic may not be from the 70s or 80s, her bridal style was just too impeccable to pass up. Her exit look was a white mini dress paired with black go-go boots. Not to mention her adorable topsy tail hairstyle. She was absolutely beaming on her big day.
68 Rachel Ward And Bryan Brown
Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward met and fell in love on the set of the drama series The Thorn Birds. The couple was married shortly after meeting in 1983 and have been together ever since. They share three children, Matilda, Joe, and Rosie.
It’s obvious from the first glance that their nuptials took place in the early 1980s. From her short layered hairstyle to the lace neckline of her wedding gown, she was the epitome of the 80s bride. We love the sweet crown of flowers she wore instead of a veil. Brown wore a classic suit and tie.
69 Marianne Faithfull And Ben Brierly
Marianne Faithfull was a singer who was popular in the 1960s and was known for dating the Rolling Stones frontman, Mick Jagger, during his rise to fame. She wed Ben Brierly in 1979 and they were married for 6 years before their marriage ended in divorce in 1986.
We can’t get over just how 70s her bridal look was. She bucked tradition and wore a low-cut dress that left little to the imagination. Rather than wear a traditional bridal veil, Faithfull rocked a stylish hat instead. We love every detail about this look, down to her white lace gloves.
70 Jaclyn Smith And Dennis Cole
Jaclyn Smith and Dennis Cole wed in 1978 and were only married for 3 years until they divorced in 1981. Smith has been married 4 times over her life, but her wedding to Cole gave us this iconic 70s bridal photo.
She was well-known for starring in the popular series Charlie’s Angels at the time, and she certainly captured the attention of fans with her signature long, wavy hair. We love that her wedding dress looks almost like a silky nightgown. This was quite a chic look in 1978, and Smith pulled it off effortlessly.
71 Diahann Carroll And Vic Damone
Diahann Carroll made history as the first African American woman to star in the popular television show Dynasty. She married crooner Vic Damone during a Las Vegas ceremony in 1987. It was the fourth wedding for both of them. Unfortunately, they decided to go their separate ways in 1996.
Carroll’s wedding look was appropriate for an older bride walking down the aisle for the 4th time. Instead of a bridal gown, she wore a white skirt and suit with puffy sleeves. Of course, she had the typical huge hair that was popular in the 1980s. A strand of pearls completed her look.
72 Princess Anne And Mark Phillips
Princess Anne and Mark Phillips met in 1968 and had a shared love of horses. They married in 1973 at Westminster Alley in London, England. It was quite the royal affair and Anne had only the best for her big day, complete with a beautiful veil secured with Queen Mary’s tiara.
It just so happened to be the same tiara Queen Elizabeth wore when she wed Prince Phillip. The princess opted for a Tudor-inspired bridal gown with a high neck and long dramatic sleeves. Her look was incredibly chic and timeless. Yet, the marriage ended in 1991 after a long separation.
73 Martin Scorsese And Isabella Rossellini
It’s easy to forget that Martin Scorsese and Isabella Rossellini were once a Hollywood power couple. They married in 1979. It was Rossellini’s first marriage and the third one for Scorsese. Their wedding was a low-key affair, and her wedding look was almost casual. They split after 3 years of marriage.
It didn’t help matters that they had a nine-year age gap between them. She was only 25 years old when they wed. Rosellini opened up to The Sun about their failed relationship, saying, “Marty and I had a wonderful marriage… If I had been older, wiser, and calmer, we might still be together.”
74 Becky Collins And Steve Furst
Becky Collins was an amazing swimmer who set and broke several world records. While we’re impressed with her achievements, we’re even more dazzled by this photo taken on her wedding day to David Hurst in 1971. He may not be in the pic, but her bridesmaids made quite an appearance.
It doesn’t get much more 1970s than hot pants and these ladies rocked them with knee-high boots and long suit coats. Not to mention the hats that topped their ensembles. Collins made a beautiful bride in her long white gown and spiral curls. Regardless, her bridesmaids stole the show.
75 June Carter And Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash and June Carter were one of country music’s most celebrated couples. They married in 1968 at a ceremony in Franklin, Kentucky. It was the second marriage for both, as each of their first marriages ended in divorce. The duo met 12 years earlier backstage at the Grand Old Opry.
Their chemistry was undeniable, and they lit up the stage with their performances. Their wedding was a happy event and Carter captured the style at the time in her white lace mini skirt dress. She opted to wear a flower crown instead of a wedding veil. They look so in love in the photo.
76 Ina And Jeffrey Garten
Ina Garten, who is known for her series Barefoot Contessa, posted an adorable throwback pic of her wedding day to Jeremy Garten in honor of their anniversary. The celebrity chef shared the special moment on Instagram and was almost unrecognizable in the photo.
She wrote the caption: “Fifty-two years and still having so much fun! You gave me a life I could never have dreamed of. Happy Anniversary my love. (What’s up with that cake??)” The couple wed in 1978 at her parent’s house in Connecticut. Their love seems built to last.
77 Prince Andrew And Sarah Ferguson
Prince Andrew wed Sarah Furgeson, the Dutchess of York, in a royal ceremony at Westminster Abbey in 1986. Crowds gathered and waved flags to celebrate their union. Fergie’s wedding look was regal yet captured the quintessential look of a 1980s bride, complete with a ball gown and flower crown.
The couple shares two children, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. While their marriage ended in divorce in 1992 in the midst of an infidelity scandal, they continued to co-parent their daughters and have a close relationship. They reportedly still live together at Windsor.
78 Lynda Carter And Robert Altman
Lynda Carter made a name for herself in the television series Wonder Woman. She married Robert Altman, an attorney from Washington, D.C. in 1984. It was her second marriage, and they had two children together, Jessica and James. The couple was married for 37 years until Altman passed away.
Carter wore a very 1980s dress complete with a high neckline and was totally dripping with crystal beads. The actress passed on wearing a traditional veil and chose to wear sequenced flowers in her upswept hair. Teardrop earrings completed her look. She made quite the beautiful bride on her big day.
79 Frank Sinatra And Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra wed in 1966 in a Las Vegas ceremony. While the wedding didn’t take place in the 70s or 80s, we had to add this amazing wedding photo because Farrow’s bridal look was just too good to overlook. From her buzz cut hair to the short white gown, she had a style all her own.
Sinatra was much older than her at the time. She was just 21 years old, and he was 50. In the end, their age difference got in the way, and their marriage only lasted two years. They divorced in 1968. Yet, we can always remember happier times with this photo of them standing by a 3-tiered cake.
80 Roman Polanski And Sharon Tate
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate had quite the swinging wedding when they married in 1968. The duo tied the knot in a ceremony in Chelsea, London, and by the looks of their wedding pic, love was in the air that day. Tate wore a satin minidress, a crown of flowers, and 60s-influenced makeup.
Polanski looked like he’d come straight out of an Austin Powers movie in a suit with a frilly lace cravat. Sadly, their marriage was cut short when Tate was tragically killed in Polanski’s Los Angeles home. Which makes this happy wedding photo seem even more poignant.