John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier's wedding was as fairytale-esque as real life gets. The ceremony was held on September 12, 1953 in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Newport, Rhode Island and a luxe reception followed with more than 800 guests. But after the celebration, real life began. Here, we share rare photos of the iconic couple during their first year of marriage. Name a more iconic duo; we'll wait.
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy (neé Bouvier) leave the church after their September nuptials.
Jackie and JFK are surrounded by their family and friends before they cut the cake at during wedding reception. The four-foot-tall cake was baked by William Paul, the head baker for the Plourdes Bakery.
The newlyweds sit on the lawn of the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
JFK, Ethel Kennedy, Jackie, and Robert Kennedy (left to right) take a picture while enjoying a day at the beach in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
JFK relaxes after the wedding by working on an easel painting. He was already in politics by this point in his life.
The future First Lady got a chic pixie haircut after the wedding, further proving her quintessentially refined style.
The newly married couple goes through the press photos from their wedding day together.
Husband and wife bid farewell to each other outside of their Georgetown home. Jackie, seen with books in hand, is on her way to attend classes at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
Jackie gives the couple's dog a quick bath on their outdoor patio.
JFK listens during a meeting in his office in Washington D.C., while representing the state of Massachusetts as a Junior Senator.
The future President dresses down in sneakers to throw a football with his brother in his backyard. In the foreground, his sister-in-law, Ethel, and Jackie look on.
Jackie walks in a runway show for the annual "April in Paris" Ball.
JFK chats with former President Harry Truman at a Boston fundraiser for the Truman Memorial Library in March 1954.
Jackie is photographed deep in conversation as she takes an important phone call in their shared D.C. home.
Jackie gets into some housework as she lays out the couple's china set to clean at their duplex in Georgetown.
The couple both tend to their own business during a quiet day in their Georgetown home office.
Jackie meets her husband in the ambulance as he is transported from the hospital following a corrective spine surgery in December 1954 due to injuries he endured during World War II.
The Junior Senator consults his wife, Jackie, on a matter while they are working out of their Georgetown home.
Jackie dresses in a black dress and pearls to take the couple's dog for a walk in Washington D.C.
Senators Kennedy, Mike Mansfield of Montana, and Henry Jackson of Washington spend a weekend afternoon playing baseball together at a local park in D.C.
Jackie picks up her husband from his office after a long day of work.
The Kennedys mingle with fellow politicians at the opening of Congress in 1954.
The newlyweds enjoys domestic life as JFK is seen reading in the yard while Jackie tends to their garden.
Jackie attends the church service for the wedding of Patricia Kennedy and Peter Lawford with her in-laws in New York City.
While Jackie sat in the front pew, JFK stood with the bride, his sister Patricia Kennedy, and his father before the ceremony.
Jackie and JFK enjoy a stroll outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
Jackie dresses to impress as she takes the couple's dog to run errands, like stopping at their florist, in Georgetown.
Jackie and Senator JFK appear on Meet the Press in February, 1954. It wasn't his first time on the program and wouldn't be his last either.
The couple spend the evening intently studying in their office at their Georgetown home.
Jackie makes the couple's poodle, Gaulie–named after French President Charles De Gaulle–wait outside.