"I believe that I should really die if I ever lost you."
On July 1st, 1956 - this day 66 years ago - it was a very special day for Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, for it was their wedding day. (The couple legally married just two days before on July 29th at Westchester County Court House in White Plains, New York by Judge Seymour Robinowitz.) ♡
The Jewish wedding ceremony was held at the Westchester home of Kay Brown, Arthur Miller's agent, and was a very intimate event with few people. Arthur and his family were Jewish and Marilyn converted shortly before the ceremony. Arthur told her it was unnecessary, but Marilyn insisted. Gloria Steinem would write, "Miller himself was not religious, but she wanted to be part of his family’s tradition. ‘I’ll cook noodles like your mother,’ she told him on their wedding day. She was optimistic this marriage would work. On the back of a wedding photograph, she wrote ‘Hope, Hope, Hope.’"
They look so happy :)
Marilyn's wedding dress was a soft beige chiffon sheath dress with a sash designed by John Moore, worn along with satin heels. Her beautiful veil was gifted to her from Amy Greene, which was stained with coffee to darken the white to match her dress.
“It was like running into a tree. You know, like a cool drink when you’ve had a fever." - Marilyn on meeting Arthur
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