The wedding of legendary singer Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu in May 1967 was the culmination of a long courtship that began during his two-year stint in the United States Army, when he met Beaulieu, the daughter of an Army officer stationed in Germany, like Presley. At the time of their first meeting, Beaulieu was just 14 years old.
Just five months earlier, Presley had proposed to her, which set the stage for the Las Vegas wedding. The wedding was heavily covered at the time, with photographers around the world there to capture as many photos as possible.
Presley accommodated the press by bringing the former Beaulieu out with him as they met the press after the wedding. As photographers snapped away, Presley was fed cake by his new bride.
Known for his garish outfits during his Las Vegas concerts, Presley wore a standard black tuxedo, with the couple dancing together for the first time as a married couple to Presley’s classic hit, “Love Me Tender.”
Ultimately, the marriage would be short-lived, with the couple divorcing in 1973. Presley never married again, though at the time of his August 1977 death, he was reportedly engaged to be married.
Presley’s 1977 death at the age of 42 brought to an end more than two decades of legendary performances that were highlighted by his September 1956 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. On that episode, Presley’s movements were controversial enough to force network cameras to only show him from the waist up.