Regarded as the social event of 1953 by some, the couple’s wedding ceremony took place at St. Mary’s Church in Rhode Island. The pair traveled to the Mexican city of Acapulco for their honeymoon, before making a home in Virginia’s Hickory Hill. After suffering the heartbreak of both a miscarriage and a stillborn birth, the pair welcomed daughter Caroline into the world in 1957.
Jackie proved to be a vital part of JFK’s successful re-election to the Senate campaign in 1958. And she also served a similar role during his subsequent bid for the U.S. presidency. Just two weeks after her husband was elected to the White House, Jackie gave birth to their first son, John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Jackie proved to be a popular First Lady and made more official international visits than any of her predecessors. But she had to take a backseat in 1963 when she once again fell pregnant. Sadly, shortly after being born five weeks prematurely, Jackie and JFK’s son Patrick passed away from hyaline membrane disease.