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Edith Beale of Grey Gardens Wedding | Grey Gardens

One summer day while vacationing in East Hampton, I was reading some of the historic documents that Little Edie left behind when she passed away.  One in particular was the newspaper article on the wedding of the century- Edith Ewing Bouvier marries Phelan Beale on January 17th, 1917. It's hard to believe that 100 years has gone by.  

The article mentioned that the wedding was held at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.  There were 3500 guests in attendance.  That must have been some wedding.   From the wedding photos I have seen, it looked just as elaborate as Princess Diana's wedding as far as the wedding party dresses go. It's hard to imagine that by the 1970's any hint of wealth was gone.