Perhaps one of the most iconic weddings to take place in Newport, and arguably the United States, was that of Jacqueline Bouvier to Senator John F. Kennedy on September 12 of 1953. The couple wed at St. Marys historic landmark before 600 friends, family, diplomats and senators, while outside, 2,000 society fans waited to greet the new Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy. Following the ceremony, 1,300 guests joined the two newly weds for a reception at Jackies childhood summer home at Hammersmith Farm.