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Date Posted: 18:31:54 03/11/05 Fri
I have not included the more high profile wedding (Shriver/Schwarzenegger; Kennedy/Schlossberg; Kennedy/Cuomo, etc). I can post them next week if people are interested.
INFORMATION BANK ABSTRACTS, NEW YORK TIMES, NOVEMBER 18, 1973
K Kennedy, eldest daughter of late Sen R F Kennedy, is married on Nov 17 to D L Townsend; Sen E Kennedy escorts his niece and then returns to hospital where his son had his right leg amputated because of bone cancer in operation that ended hr before wedding; guests include ex-astronaut J Glenn, F Mankiewicz, Sen and Mrs G McGovern, columnist A Buchwald and singer A Williams; Pres Kennedy's wife does not attend; bride's attendants noted; ushers listed; other guests noted; wedding and reception described; illus of bride and Sen Kennedy, of bride and groom and of Kennedy family at ceremony
THE WASHINGTON POST, DECEMBER 19, 1978
Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of Ethel Kennedy and Sen, Robert F. Kennedy, will marry Sheila Brewster Rauch of Villanova, a suburb of Philadelphia, her parents announced yesterday.
Rauch, 29, daughter of Frances and R. Stewart Rauch, Jr., who is chairman of the Philadelphia Savings Fund Society, graduated from Wheaton College and holds a master's degree in urban planning from Harvard University.
She is currently employed as a housing specialist for the city of Boston.
Kennedy, 26, graduated from the University of Massachusetts and works as a special assistant to the director of the District of Columbia's Community Services Administration.
Kennedy managed the 1976 reelection campaign of his uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass), and is the eldest male of the Kennedy grandchildren.
Richard Burke, an executive assistant to the senator, said the couple has known each other about three or four years and met through mutual friends. No date has been set for the wedding.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, FEBRUARY 3, 1979
Joseph P. Kennedy II, the son of Ethel and the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, married a Philadelphia Main Line debutante Saturday in a brown, fieldstone church in this quaint little town.
The 26-year-old groom, the famous Kennedy shock of hair tumbling off his forehead as he emerged grinning from St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church, is the oldest male of the Kennedy grandchildren.
His bride, Sheila Brewster Rauch, is the fourth of five children of Mr. and Mrs. R. Stewart Rauch Jr. of nearby Villanova. She's three years older than Kennedy. Her father is a banker; Princeton 1936; a director on the board of the Philadelphia Academy of Music.
Before the ceremony, a stream of limousines pulled up in front of the tile-roofed church and members of the most famous political clan in America began stepping out. A crowd of some 2,000 reporters and Kennedy watchers surged against ropes and barricades for a better look.
Ethel arrived with Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts, her brother-in law who helped rear her 11 children after her husband was assassinated June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles.
A suntanned Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of the late President John F. Kennedy, arrived with her two children, John Jr. and Caroline.
John Jr., remembered by an America in shock as John John, the little boy in shorts who saluted his father's gasket in 1963, is now 18. Caroline, the frisky little girl who used to stroll the beaches with the late president at Hyannis Port, and ride her pony, Macaroni, on the White House Lawn, is 21.
Rose Kennedy, the groom's grandmother, remained at home in Palm Beach, Fla. In addition to Mrs. Onassis, two of the groom's other aunts attended - Eunice Shriver, wife of Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corps, and Jean Smith, wife of New York City businessman Stephen Smith.
"This is a wonderful day for Joe and Sheila," Ted Kennedy told reporters as he left the Church, "The Kennedy family is just delighted and there's never been a bride more beautiful than Sheila."
The service was performed by the Rev. Gerry Creedon of St. Agnes' Church, Arlington, Va., a Roman Catholic priest and Kennedy family friend. He was assisted by the Rev. Warren Davis, pastor of weary Saint Christopher's Episcopal Church, which the Rauches attend.
"Joe insisted the marriage take place in a Catholic Church," said the Rev. Ignatius Reynolds, pastor of St. John Vianney's. "He was adamant. Sheila has signed a pre-nuptial agreement to bring up any children the couple might have as Catholics. But I doubt if she'll ever become a convert - her family background, you know."
The bride, escorted by her father, wore a silky white floor length gown with lace applique and matching head piece and carried a spray of gardenias.
Her sister, Susan, who lives in Paris, was the maid of honor, and two brothers, Rudolph and Benjamin, were among the ushers.
Robert Kennedy Jr. and Michael Kennedy, brothers of the groom, were best men, while three other brothers, David, Christopher and Maxwell joined the Rauch brother's as ushers.
The flower girl was Rory Kennedy, the child Ethel Kennedy was carrying when her husband was shot.
The bride, A horsewoman and tennis player who had her coming out party at age 17, attended private schools, graduating cum laude in government from Wheaton College in 1971. She did graduate work at Harvard where she met Kennedy. She currently works as a Boston city planner.
Kennedy, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, until recently served as a special assistant to the director of the Community Services Administration in Washington, D.C.
He managed Ted Kennedy's 1976 senatorial campaign, and indicated he might run for office himself in 1980.
The couple plans to live in a modest house in the Brighton section of Boston.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, FEBRUARY 12, 1979
The two clergymen who officiated at the recent wedding of Joseph P. Kennedy II and Sheila Brewster Rauch said Monday there was no pre-nuptial written agreement to raise any children in the Catholic Faith.
The Rev. Gerard Creedon, pastor of St. Agnes' Roman Catholic Church, Arlington, Va., and the Rev. Warren Davis, pastor of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Gladwyne, Pa., which the bride's family attends, said in a joint statement:
"Following current practice in the Arlington Diocese, there were no written promises required or given by the parties with regard to the faith of any future children the couple may have, as had been reported."
In a story on Feb. 3, the day of the wedding, The Associated Press quoted the Rev. Ignatius Reynolds, pastor of St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Gladwyne where the wedding was held, as saying the bride had signed a pre-nuptial agreement to raise any children in the Catholic faith. Reynolds did not take part in the marriage ceremony.
Asked about the statement and the fact it had been challenged by Davis, Reynolds denied saying there was a written agreement.
"There was nothing signed," he said. "I said it was an oral agreement to bring the children up as Catholics."
"There were no written promises," Creedon said.
"What went on verbally between Joe and Sheila and me, or Father Reynolds, I can't control that. What Father Reynolds may have said to the Press, I don't want to get into that. The three of us agree there were no written statements."
Davis said that any pre-nuptial agreement to raise any future children as Catholics would have compromised the Episcopal Church.
"I would feel betrayed if this happened," he said. "It would be kind of a slap in the face of the Episcopal Church because we entered into this with an understanding of freedom of choice. He Creedon assured me from his end there was no agreement."
He said he and Creedon decided not to address the question of the possibility of an oral agreement because "we're not taking away from Joe and Sheila their right to make a personal decision." He said, however, that nothing was demanded of them by either church concerning the religious rearing of any offspring.
The newlyweds are on "a private wedding trip," and were not available for comment.
THE WASHINGTON POST, MARCH 14, 1979
The sign in the office of Ray Utz's gas station in Gladwyne, Pa. is not an attempt at bathroom humor. It commemorates Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' visit to Utz's restroom on Feb. 3, just before attending the wedding of Joseph P. Kennedy II in a nearby church.
As the story goes, a limousine carrying Onassis and son, John, pulled into the station so she could use the women's room. She was spotted by Hamil Horne, whom Utz describes as a history buff who thought there ought to be a memento.
The commemorative plaque reads: "This room was honored by the presence of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis on the occasion of the wedding of Joseph P. Kennedy II and Sheila B. Rauch Feb. 3, 1979. Merion Square Historical Society."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, DECEMBER 15, 1979
Mary Courtney Kennedy, one of four daughters of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy, will marry an employee of the ABC television network next June, her family said Saturday.
Miss Kennedy, 23, is to be married in Washington on June 14 to Jeffrey Robert Ruhe, an assistant to the president of ABC News and Sports, a family statement said. The couple will live in New York City.
One of 11 children of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, Miss Kennedy is on leave from her job at the Children's Television Workshop to take part in the presidential campaign of her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Her father was killed in 1968 while campaigning in California.
She attended the University of California-Santa Barbara and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, the family said.
Ruhe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruhe of Glenview, Ill. His father is a former superintendent of parks in Minneapolis.
THE WASHINGTON POST, DECEMBER 26, 1979
Mrs. Robert F. Kennedy of McLean, Va. announces the engagement of her daughter, Mary Courtney, to Jeffrey Robert Ruhe. Miss Kennedy is the daughter of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Mr. Ruhe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruhe of Glenview, Ill; his father was the Superintendent of Parks of Minneapolis, Minn.
Miss Kennedy is a graduate of Milton Academy in Massachusetts, and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. She is currently on leave of absence from the Children's Television Workshop in New York to campaign for her uncle Senator Edward M. Kennedy.
Mr. Ruhe graduated from Stanford Univeristy with honors and distinction in 1974, having spent his junior year in London. He subsequently worked for ABC Sports. Currently he is Assistant to the President of ABC News and Sports.
The couple will be married on June 14 in Washington, D.C. and will reside in New York City after an extended honeymoon in Iowa.
******THE SWELLING CLAN, CONT'D . . . It's a huge secret, still. But Bobby Kennedy Jr., Ethel's boy and author (he wrote that boffo bio of Judge Frank M. Johnson Jr., remember?), is revving up to wed fair Emily Black next March. The pair both hit the heavy books at U of Va. Law School, so there'll be tons to talk about. And don't fret about the Housing Squeeze, please, on their account. Young Bobby, recall, inherited that luxe duplex co-op from Kirk LeMoyne Billings, a rich ad-man pal of late Uncle JFK, in July. The pair plans to snuggle in there. Ear cheers. It sends the usual neatly wrapped nuptial wok.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, JUNE 14, 1980
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy took a detour off the campaign trail Saturday to give a family bride away.
The Democratic presidential contender did the honors for Courtney Kennedy, daughter of Ethel and the late Robert F. Kennedy, at her wedding to Jeffrey Robert Ruhe. The late-morning ceremony was held at Holy Trinity Church in Washington's Georgetown section.
Ruhe is special assistant to Roone Arledge, president of ABC News and ABC Sports, in New York. He is the son of Mr. And Mrs. Robert Ruhe of Glenview, Ill.
The bride, one of 11 children, has taken a leave from her job at the Children's Television Workshop to assist in Kennedy's presidential campaign.
The couple's honeymoon plans were not known immediately. They will settle in New York City.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, JUNE 16, 1980
There were the traditional bridesmaids, 13 of them. And to give the bride away, her uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, did the honors. But Courtney Kennedy and Jeff Ruhe made sure there was a distinctive personal touch at their wedding in Washington on Saturday.
Exchanging vows at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, the daughter of Ethel Kennedy and the late Robert F. Kennedy and her bridegroom, a 28-year-old broadcasting assistant, recited, ''Oh God, our Father in heaven, we now kneel before You very happy, but somewhat nervous.''
Among the bridesmaids was Mrs. Ruhe's cousin, Caroline Kennedy, whose mother, Jacqueline Onassis, attended as a guest. Other guests included Roone Arledge, president of ABC News and Sports. Mr. Ruhe is an assistant to Mr. Arledge, and Mrs. Ruhe is on leave from her job with the Children's Television Workshop to campaign for Senator Kennedy.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, SEPTEMBER 11, 1980
Michael Kennedy, 23, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and Victoria Gifford, daughter of former professional football player Frank Gifford, will be married in March, it was revealed Thursday.
Reports of the engagement were confirmed by the Washington office of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., Michael's uncle. A spokeswoman said a formal announcement probably would be made later.
She said the couple met when Miss Gifford, 22, worked as an intern in Edward Kennedy's office several years ago. They will be married in New York City.
Michael Kennedy works in Boston for Utopian White Water Expeditions, an organization which he formed with a friend to lead explorations of rivers in South America.
Gifford was a star halfback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and now is a sports broadcaster on television and radio.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, MARCH 14, 1981
Michael Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and Vicki Gifford, daughter of sportscaster Frank Gifford, exchanged wedding vows Saturday at a landmark Park Avenue church crowded with a who's who of political and sports figures.
About 100 spectators stood outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church to get a glimpse of the Kennedy clan and the other guests, many of them rich and famous.
Besides the groom's mother, Ethel Kennedy, the wedding was attended by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts and his estranged wife, Joan; Sargent Shriver and his wife, Eunice Kennedy Shriver; and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Also on hand were National Football League President Pete Rozelle; sportcasters Howard Cosell and Don Meredith; and two of Gifford's former football teammates on the New York Giants, Alex Webster and Charlie Conerly.
The newlyweds are both 24 years old.
Joan Kennedy arrived in a taxi with her two sons, Edward Jr. and Patrick, and the senator came by limousine with their daughter, Kara.
The children sat between the two during the ceremony and the entire family walked to the altar together to receive communion.
Caroline and John Kennedy, the children of the late President John F. Kennedy, walked several blocks to the church from an East Side apartment but their mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, did not attend, nor did the groom's grandmother, Rose Kennedy.
Humorist Art Buchwald, camera in hand, artist Andy Warhol and Roone Arledge, president of news and sports for the American Broadcasting Co., also attended.
Gifford, noted for his poise on the field and on camera, apparently felt the pressure of the occasion: he kissed his daughter without lifting her tulle veil. But he recouped, and kissed her again when she lifted it.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, MARCH 16, 1981
Michael Kennedy, son of slain Sen. Robert Kennedy, is honeymooning at an undisclosed location with his bride, Vicki Gifford, daughter of sportscaster Frank Gifford.
The couple exchanged wedding vows Saturday at a landmark Park Avenue church jammed with a who's who of political and sports figures.
A case of fatherly nerves prompted Gifford to kiss his daughter without first lifting her tulle veil.
About 100 spectators stood outside St. Ignatius Loyola Church to catch a glimpse of the Kennedy clan and other guests -- including sportscasters Don Meredith and Howard Cosell; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy D-Mass., and his estranged wife, Joan; humorist Art Buchwald; and Ethel Kennedy, the groom's mother.
Although Caroline and John Kennedy Jr. attended their cousin's wedding, their mother, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, did not.
The newlyweds are both 24 years old.
THE WASHINGTON POST, MARCH 16, 1981
Michael Kennedy, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and Vicki Gifford, daughter of sportscaster Frank Gifford, were married Saturday at St. Ignatius Church on Park Avenue in New York.
Among those attending the wedding were the groom's mother, Ethel Kennedy, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and his estranged wife Joan, Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, and Caroline and John Kennedy, the children of President John F. Kennedy. Humorist Art Bushwald, sportscaster Howard Cosell, artist Andy Warhol and Roone Arledge, president of news and sports for ABC, also were present. The newlyweds are both 24 years old.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, MARCH 2, 1983
Sydney Lawford, daughter of actor Peter Lawford and a niece of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, has told a newspaper she will marry television editor Peter McKelvy in September.
The wedding will be at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, The Boston Herald reported Wednesday.
Miss Lawford, 26, is one of four children of Peter and Pat Kennedy Lawford, who were divorced in 1966. Her father has remarried.
"We're getting married in Hyannis Port," the Herald quoted Ms. Lawford as saying at a benefit show in Boston on Monday night.
She works in advertising and marketing at Patriot Bancorporation in Boston. McKelvy is video editor at WNEV-TV. He won an Emmy award for outstanding achievement when he worked for WBZ-TV.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, MARCH 13, 1983
The engagement of Sydney Maleia Kennedy Lawford to James Peter McKelvy has been announced by Miss Lawford's parents, Patricia Kennedy Lawford of New York and Peter Lawford of Los Angeles. Mr. McKelvy, who is known as Peter, is a son of Nancy Muniot of Oxford, Md., and William Sheldon McKelvy of Gloucester Point, Va.
The wedding is planned for September at the Kennedy family home in Hyannis Port, Mass. Miss Lawford, a marketing and advertising assistant for the Patriot Bancorporation in Boston, graduated from the Foxcroft School and attended Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland, and the University of Miami. She also studied at the Tobe-Coburn School for Fashion Careers in New York. Mr. McKelvy, who graduated from the Taft School and Emerson College, is a newsroom editor for WNEV-TV in Boston.
Miss Lawford's father is the actor. Her mother is chairman of the National Committee for Literary Arts and a member of the board of Vivienne Beaumont Inc. at Lincoln Center and the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation. The future bride's maternal grandparents are Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy of Hyannis and Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Mr. Kennedy, who was Ambassador to the Court of St. James's and head of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Maritime Commission. Her paternal grandparents were the late Sir Sydney and Lady Lawford of London.
Mr. McKelvy's father, who is retired, was a member of the New York Stock Exchange and former principal stockholder in McKelvy & Company of Pittsburgh, which was founded by his grandfather, the late William McKinney McKelvy. His father was also chairman of Babbit Myers & Company in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, SEPTEMBER 18, 1983
Nearly 200 people gathered outside a Catholic church to catch glimpses of the Kennedy family as it assembled for the wedding of Sydney Lawford, the daughter of actor Peter Lawford and his wife, Patricia Kennedy Lawford.
The parents of the bride entered Our Lady of Victory Church on Saturday with Mrs. Lawford's brother, Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and their mother, Rose Kennedy. 93.
Some onlookers applauded and one called out, "God bless you, Rose," while others shouted, "Peter, Peter."
'She's the bride, I'm not," Lawford replied.
Miss Lawford, 27, married Peter McKelvy, also 27, a freelance filmmaker and producer from Boston. She works with the Boston advertising and marketing firm Patriot Ban Corp.
They plan a honeymoon in Spain.
Also at the wedding were Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her son, John F. Kennedy Jr.; Ethel Kennedy, widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and her son, Joseph P. Kennedy III; designer Oleg Cassini; actress Lorna Luft, and authors Norman Mailer and George Plimpton.
The bridal party included Miss Lawford's sisters, Robin and Victoria; Maria Shriver, daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver; Mrs. Onassis and her daughter, Caroline Kennedy; and Ethel Kennedy and her daughter, Courtney Kennedy Ruhe.
The reception was held under two blue and white tents at Rose Kennedy's home in Hyannisport. There was a fireworks display at dark.
U.P.I., SEPTEMBER 18, 1983
The Kennedy family spent the weekend celebrating the marriage of Sydney Lawford, daughter of Patricia Kennedy and actor Peter Lawford, despite heroin charges pending against Robert Kennedy Jr.
A celebrity-studded guest list flocked to the family compound on Cape Cod for the reception and a lavish series of parties as Ms. Lawford, 27, tied the knot with Peter McKelvey, a former Boston TV producer who has his own video production company.
About 300 rubber-neckers gathered in front of a church in Centerville Saturday and applauded as Jacqueline Onassis, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., his mother Rose, ex-wife Joan, and other Kennedys arrived for the ceremony.
Lawford, 67, gave away the bride. He and Patricia Kennedy have been divorced since Sydney was a child.
Some 20 limousines also delivered such luminaries as authors Norman Mailer and George Plimpton; designers Oleg Cassini and Donald Brooks; Alexandra Schlesinger, wife of the historian; and Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland.
Notably absent was Sydney's cousin, Robert Kennedy Jr., 29, who was charged Friday with possession of heroin in South Dakota and was in a drug rehabilitation program.
ASSOCIATED PRESS, SEPTEMBER 19, 1983
Members of the Kennedy clan and celebrity friends were out in force for the wedding of Sydney Lawford and James Peter McKelvy.
The 27-year-old bride arrived at Our Lady of Victory Church with her father, actor Peter Lawford. The mother of the bride, Patricia Kennedy Lawford, entered the church with her brother, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and her mother, Rose Kennedy, 93.
Other members of the family and guests at the event Saturday included: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her son John F. Kennedy Jr.; Ethel Kennedy, widow of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and her son, Joseph P. Kennedy III; designer Oleg Cassini; actress Lorna Luft; and authors Norman Mailer and George Plimpton.
McKelvy, 27, is a free-lance film maker and film producer and has lived in Boston for the past eight years. The bride works with the Patriot Bank Corp., an advertising and marketing firm in Boston.
The reception was held under two blue and white tents at Rose Kennedy's home in the Kennedy Compound in Hyannisport, with a fireworks display at night.
The newlyweds are to have their honeymoon in Spain.
THE WASHINGTON POST, SEPTEMBER 19, 1983
There was quite a collection of Kennedys and assorted relatives this past weekend as the family gathered at Rose Kennedy's home in Hyannisport to shoot off fireworks in celebration of the wedding of Sydney Lawford, 27, daughter of Patricia Kennedy and actor Peter Lawford, and Peter McKelvy, 27, a Boston free-lance filmmaker and producer.
About 20 limousines delivered the celebrated wedding guests to Our Lady of Victory Church in Centerville, Mass., for the wedding that also was attended by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and her son, John F. Kennedy Jr.; Ethel Kennedy and her son, Joseph P. Kennedy III; designer Oleg Cassini; actress Lorna Luft, and authors Norman Mailer and George Plimpton.
The bridal party included Sydney Lawford's sisters, Robin and Victoria; Maria Shriver; Caroline Kennedy; and Ethel Kennedy and her daughter Courtney Kennedy Ruhe.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, SEPTEMBER 19, 1983
The Kennedy family spent the weekend celebrating the marriage of Sydney Lawford, daughter of Patricia Kennedy and Peter Lawford.
Guests flocked to the family compound here on Cape Cod for the reception and a series of parties.
Miss Lawford, 27 years old, married Peter McKelvey Saturday. He is a former Boston television producer who has his own video production company.
About 300 of the curious gathered in Centerville and applauded as Jacqueline Onassis, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, his mother, Rose, his former wife, Joan, and other Kennedys arrived for the ceremony.
Mr. Lawford, 67, gave away the bride. He and her mother have been divorced since Sydney was a child.
Sydney Lawford 's cousin, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., 29, was absent. He was charged Friday with possession of heroin in South Dakota, where he was in a drug rehabilitation program.
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