The Irish in America

Day 23 of Irish American Favorites: Caroline’s Wedding Dress



Caroline Kennedy wore the most beautiful dress on July 19, 1986 when she married Ed Schlossberg at Hyannis Pork, Massachusetts. I was  never the kind of girl who cared much about weddings or wedding dresses, but when I was fourteen-years-old I fell in love Caroline’s dress. Just gorgeous. You can see the embroidered shamrocks covering the bodice in the photo above.


I am following Caroline Kennedy as she travels in Ireland with her family to commemorate her father’s 1963 Irish visit. Caroline is so eloquent, polished, and classy.



Author: Aine

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota. My heritage pretty much covers the map of Ireland: great-great-grandparents from Cork (Crowley, Foley, Regan), a great-great-grandmother from Clare (Quinn), a great-great-grandfather from Fermanagh (McMahon) and his wife's parents from Mayo (McAndrew), a great-grandmother from Connemara (Hannon) married to my great-grandfather from Laois (McCormack), great-grandparents from Sligo (Flannery), and a great-grandmother from Kildare (Hill). All of those people ended up in Minnesota, where my four grandparents were born. Three and four generations after my people left Ireland for America, I retain all Irish heritage. So much for the melting pot...

3 thoughts on “Day 23 of Irish American Favorites: Caroline’s Wedding Dress

  1. Hope you enjoyed the 50th Anniversary commemorations – a huge event here in Ireland. It was a lovely dress for sure . We in Ireland wonder why they do not visit regularly if it is their ‘home’ – travel is so easy nowadays and they would be so welcome at any time.

    • I am sure they younger generation of Kennedy’s will be back after their experience there this weekend! I do wonder how many of them have visited over the years, but they haven’t made a big deal of it? Interesting… 🙂

      • Yes Aine, there has been some comment here that although they arrived in their droves (over 30 of them) and they spoke of their pride in Ireland and being Irish, they do not in fact come here very often, if at all! 🙂

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