Taken completely by England's Royal Wedding and William and Kate's obvious love for each other, I was reminded of a Wedding that took place in our family in 1949.
It was a freezing cold February morning in Chicago when the Bride arrived at the church soon to be wed to Maybelline Company's Vice President Noel James Williams son Noel Allen. Jean Kilroy and Allen met in High School and now 7 years later the wedding of the year was finally taking place
200 guests waited patiently for the Bride to make her appearance as the Groom watched with quiet excitement next to his brother, and Best Man, Dick Williams.
Jean was a stunning Bride and it proved to be worth the wait to see the beautiful gown she chose to wear.
This was a true love match and Jean and Noel Allen remained married until his death in 1994.
Read more details about the never before told story of the family behind the Maybelline Company and about Noel Allen and Jean's life together in The Maybelline Story and the Spirited Family Dynasty Behind It.
Noel Allen and Jean on the way to their reception.
The Bride and Groom with their parents and bridesmaids.
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