Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli were married on June 15, 1945 - it was his first and her second. She was 19 years his junior.
The two fell in love while working on Meet Me In St. Louis together in 1944. They married a year later, and had their first child - the fabulous Liza Minnelli - a year after that. Phew!
Photo from The Judy Room.
Garland is only 23 in this photo, but she looks much younger. The only thing that really stands out is her lush bouquet of what look like peonies - my all time favorite flower. The dress is difficult to see, but it seems like most of the wedding gowns from the 40s and 50s cover every square inch of skin. She's wearing something that I can only call a bonnet instead of a traditional veil. There's not a hint of jewelry on her at all. The groom looks very classic in a simple black suit. I have to say that this is not at all what I was expecting from an icon like Judy Garland. She looks lovely, but very plain.
The two divorced in 1951 and went on to marry several more times. Their daughter, Liza, married and divorced four times herself. More on her later!