One of the most iconic brides in history has to be Bianca Jagger. The Nicaraguan-born actress and activist stunned crowds in a unique and incredibly chic bridal suit when she married rocker, Mick Jagger. Her wedding look still inspires brides today.
The unique pair tied the knot during a shotgun wedding on May 12, 1971, in St. Tropez. While their marriage ended a few years later, it remains one of the most stylish celebrity weddings to date. We take a look at their big day.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger met Bianca Perez-Mora Macias at an after party in Paris in late 1970. At the time, she was studying political science at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. The Rolling Stones were in Paris after reportedly fleeing England to escape tax debt. The pair immediately hit it off, so much so that they found out they were expecting a child together within a few months of dating.
Only one day before their wedding, the unpredictable couple informed their guests of their plans to marry. Their wedding had a 75-person guest list and featured household names like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Brigitte Bardot and Keith Richards to name a few.
There were quite a few uninvited guests too, as hundreds of paparazzi descended on their day to capture the festivities. In fact, the commotion was so bad that the Jagger’s arrived at their ceremony an hour-and-a-half late to try to avoid the crowds.
When they did arrive, they looked absolutely amazing. Mick wore an olive green suit with a floral shirt and coloured sneakers, and Bianca stunned in an impeccably tailored, white Yves Saint Laurent smoking jacket with nothing underneath. She paired it with a matching calf-length skirt and large veiled sun hat. This outfit started the courthouse wedding chic trend.
The pair tied the knot during a civil ceremony at the town hall, then had a traditional Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Anne’s chapel, with the soundtrack of Love Story playing in the background.
After their ceremony, they made their way to their 200-person reception held at Café des Arts where the party truly began. Guests enjoyed impromptu jam sessions and partied till the early hours of the morning.
Unfortunately, the marriage did not last. The couple divorced in 1979 following Mick’s affair with American supermodel Jerry Hall. Bianca famously told the New York Times in 1986 that “My marriage was over on the wedding day.”
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