The wedding was arranged by Elvis' manager, Col Tom Parker. The wedding ceremony took place in the suite of Casino owner, Milton Prell, and the ceremony did not include many people. Instead, the ceremony was intimate, with only very close family members invited by Col Tom Parker. Elvis' Co-Best Men were Marty Lacker, and Joe Esposito. Priscilla's Maid of Honor was her sister, Michelle.
According to a Las Vegas SUN news report, "Elvis wore a black brocade silk tuxedo and Western boots, while Priscilla wore a floor-length wedding gown of her own design: white silk chiffon, with beaded yoke, trimmed in seed pearls and topped with a three-foot tulle veil secured by a rhinestone crown." Elvis and Priscilla's wedding attire is on permanent exhibit at Elvis Presley's Graceland.
The wedding ceremony was reported to have only lasted eight minutes, and it was then followed by a Press Conference. The wedding reception offered a large buffet of food; including: Oysters Rockefeller, Clams, Salmon, Lobster, Fried chicken, and Roasted Pig, The Presley's wedding cake was six-tiers, at $3,500. The wedding reception was attended by around 100 people including: extended Presley and Beaulieu family members, RCA and Sony business associates, and several members of Elvis' entourage.
Elvis and Priscilla spent their honeymoon in Palm Springs, California at their leased rental home located at 1350 Ladera Circle, and the later portion at Elvis' Walls, Mississippi, Circle G Ranch. The honeymoon house is currently on the market for $9.5 million. Click here to view the listing! The Circle G Ranch is currently in dilapidated condition. If you would like to help save Elvis' beloved Circle G Ranch, click here to learn about the Circle G Foundation.
On May 29th 1967, the Presley's had a second wedding reception at Graceland for family, and friends who could not make it to the Presley's Las Vegas wedding. The Presley's second reception was conducted in what is known today at Elvis Presley's Graceland as the trophy building and Hall of Gold.
Unfortunately, the Presley's marriage did not last. October 9, 1973 was the day Elvis and Priscilla officially became divorced.