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Nat “King” Cole and Maria Cole dance at their wedding reception 65 years ago today, March 28, 1948, which happened to be Easter Sunday. The Coles were married at Harlem’s famous Abyssinian Baptist Church by Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., the legendary Harlem congressman. According to Michael Henry Adams, author of the beautiful coffee table book, “Harlem Lost and Found,” Ms. Cole wore a $700 ice-blue satin dress designed by none other than VBG fashion designer legend, Zelda Wynn Valdes! Photo by Lisa Larsen/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images.
Mae Walker, granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, on her wedding day in Harlem, November 1923. Mae’s granddaughter @AleliaBundles is writing a book about the famously opulent event (here is an excerpt, complete with great pictures) that drew guests from around the world.
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