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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Wedding


Hyannis, Massachusetts

Arnold Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver at St. Francis Xavier Church in Hyannis, Massachusetts on April 26, 1986.

The 11:00 a.m. ceremony was officiated by Rev. John Baptist Riordan.

The bride wore a pearl-edged white satin and lace wedding dress with an eleven-foot train by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior. She carried a bouquet of roses and French posies.

Caroline Kennedy, Maria’s first cousin, served as maid of honor. Her nine other bridesmaids wore silk moire gowns in shades of blue, pink, and violet.

During the seventy-five minute traditional service, Oprah Winfrey read Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘How Do I Love Thee?’

Following the vows, a champagne lunch reception was held for 450 guests at the Kennedy compound. The menu included lobster, oysters and cold chicken breasts.

Music was provided by Peter Duchin’s seven-piece band and for dessert, an eight-tiered carrot and pound wedding cake was served that was a replica of Maria’s parents’ wedding cake.

Maria and Arnold met in 1977 at a celebrity tennis tournament. Eight years later, Arnold proposed on a boat in Thal, Austria.

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  • Maria looks healthier here, way more charming and bright young lady than what she looked in the last few years. Din’t expect a bitter outcome like this.

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