He carried me across the threshold of our house singing, “The Hawaiian Wedding Song.” He stopped and gave me a long, loving kiss, then proceeded to carry me up the stairs to our bedroom, the whole crowd teasing and applauding. It was still daylight and the sun shone brightly through our bedroom windows as Elvis carefully placed me in the middle of our king-size bed.
Gently, his lips touched mine. Then he looked deeply into my eyes. “My wife,” he said softly, as he drew me close. “I love you, Cilla,” he murmured, covering my body with his.
Newlyweds, Elvis and Priscilla Presley begin their honeymoon in Palm Springs, CA, May 1, 1967.
Mr. and Mrs. Elvis Presley aboard Frank Sinatra’s learjet, Christina, that will take them from Las Vegas back to Palm Springs where they will begin their honeymoon, May 1, 1967.
Elvis and Priscilla, 1967.
Priscilla Presley at home by the pool with baby Lisa Marie, 1968.
Elvis Presley, Priscilla Beaulieu and friends at their Perugia Way home in Bel Air, CA, April 1965.
Elvis gifts Don Beaulieu, Priscilla’s brother, a red Ford Mustang, February 17, 1968.“My brother was going off to college so Elvis went out and got him a Mustang. Don walks out and he says, ‘Oh, wow’, mentions something about the car and Elvis just puts his hand in his pocket and he says, ‘Well, it’s yours’. My brother was absolutely floored. He could not believe it.” —Priscilla Presley
”Funny thing about it is we all hopped in it, and of course I didn’t get to drive it.” —Don Beaulieu
Elvis and Priscilla Presley with friends in Hawaii, 1969.
Elvis and Priscilla Presley with friends arriving at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor on Memorial Day, May 27, 1968.