September 23 - 1996: JFK Jr. marries Carolyn Bessette

"America's Most Eligible Bachelor" finally tied the knot
John F. Kennedy, Jr. marries Caroline Bessette

1996: Less than a dozen invited to see John F. Kennedy wed

Two days earlier, on September 21, 1996, John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Caroline Bessette were wed in a private ceremony on Cumberland Island, Georgia, where the wedding and a reception apparently took place. "America's Most Eligible Bachelor" finally tied the knot. And someone caught it on film (see below).

See the beginning of the New York Times story here:

John F. Kennedy Jr. Is Married, Quietly, Reports Say

After years of speculation about his romantic life and a weekend flurry of hot rumors, John F. Kennedy Jr. was reported yesterday to have been married on Saturday to Carolyn Bessette, his girlfriend, in a private ceremony at a small resort on a secluded Georgia barrier island.

Judge Martin O. Gillette of Camden County Probate Court, whose office is in Woodbine, Ga., confirmed late last night that his office had issued the couple a marriage license on Thursday, though the license had not been returned to confirm that a ceremony occurred.

Read the rest of the story here.

Below the couple fight off the paparazzi on a New York street


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