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Elvis and Priscilla met on September 13, 1959, during a party at Elvis’ home in Bad Nauheim, Germany, while he was serving in the army. Despite her being 14 years old, she made a huge impression on Elvis with her much older appearance.
Elvis allegedly regressed to acting like an “awkward, embarrassed” boy-next-door figure in front of her. However, by the end of the evening, he had managed to compose himself.
That they got married on May 1, 1967, at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
The wedding, arranged by Parker to maximize publicity, featured very few guests and was over in only eight minutes. It was followed by a quick press conference and a $10,000 breakfast reception, attended by friends, family, and business associates from MGM, RCA, and the William Morris Agency.
The wedding caused rifts between Elvis and several of his closest friends who were not invited to the actual wedding ceremony. Red West, especially, was furious about the situation. He and his wife had been personally invited by Elvis to Las Vegas for the wedding, had dressed for the occasion, and at the last minute were told that they would not be present.
For Red, who had been with Elvis since the beginning of his rise to fame and had given Elvis the role of best man at his own wedding, this was enough of an insult that he decided to quit his job working for Elvis.Many other friends of Elvis were also disappointed and held resentment towards him for many years to follow, although they mainly blamed Parker for their exclusion rather than Elvis himself.
2017.04.03 / 23:14