Wedding of Hawaiian Prince David Kawananakoa and Abigail Campbell

On January 6, 1902, 113 years ago today, Hawaiian Prince David Kawananakoa married Abigail Campbell, daughter of industrialist James Campbell. California newspapers covered their simple, informal wedding at the Occidental Hotel, California, and described their kiss:

“When the ring had been placed on the bride’s finger, and the solemn words of the … sacrament of the church spoken, the blushing princess yielded her hand to her husband, who gravely kissed it. Then her cheek was claimed by a dozen men friends who claimed the happy privilege of the moment, and by her women intimates, who overwhelmed her with good wishes.”

Read more about it in “Prince and His Bride.”

“Prince and His Bride: How Alii Wedded the Hawaiian Heiress”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., January 18, 1902, Image 9


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