Elvis Presley’s wife Priscilla ‘ditched’ her wedding dress after stressful wedding

By the time Elvis Presley proposed to his long-term girlfriend Priscilla Beaulieu, they had been together for seven years. The pair met when Priscilla was just 14-years-old in Germany, but their powerful connection drew them back together at Graceland in the USA shortly thereafter.

Eventually, on Christmas Day in 1966, Elvis popped the question and encouraged his girlfriend to become Priscilla Presley. Five months later, on May 1, 1967, they were finally married – but the process was extremely stressful for Priscilla.

Considering Elvis was the biggest star on the planet, everyone wanted to know everything about his upcoming wedding. So when the young woman began shopping for her wedding dress, she had to hide it from everyone.

Priscilla told Vogue that she went shopping alone and in secret to avoid any unwanted attention. “I went to places like Neiman Marcus in disguise,” she remembered. “I went with a wig and everything just to keep it private.”

When she eventually found a dress that she liked, she admitted it was not exactly what fans might have expected Elvis Presley’s soon-to-be wife to wear. She remembered: “It wasn’t extravagant, it wasn’t extreme — it was simple.”

Priscilla also admitted she “didn’t have time” to hang around and look for her perfect dress because of the quick timescale and the stress of buying a gown in secret.

Priscilla added: “I had one fitting for this dress and that was it, I was out of there.” A source has now told Closer Weekly that Priscilla did not keep her garment after the wedding day had been and gone. This was mostly because she “wasn’t a huge fan” of the dress in the first place.

“She was so in love with Elvis,” she source went on. “So the memories are special, magical in fact. She was too young, but she has warm feelings about that day.

“She doesn’t talk about it much, but she wasn’t a huge fan of that dress, she loved the veil and her makeup, but the dress wasn’t as shapely as she would have liked. I don’t think she saved it,” they revealed to Closer Weekly.

On the fateful wedding day, Elvis smuggled Priscilla and his closest friends and family into Frank Sinatra’s jet which they used to fly to Las Vegas in the dead of night. They were married at the Aladdin Hotel.

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