Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #6

Couple: Glynn Turman and Aretha Franklin

Date of Wedding:   April 11, 1978

Place: New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit, Michigan

Officiant: Rev. Clarence L. Franklin (father of the bride)

Fun facts

The bride wore a silk gown (with an eight-foot train) trimmed in fur.

The wedding party consisted of a dozen attendants.

The Four Tops sang "Isn't She Lovely" and a full choir sang hymns.

The couple had a wedding reception at the Beverly-Hilton in Los Angeles a few days after the wedding.  The reception was originally scheduled to be outside at the bride's home but rain necessitated a change of plans.

*The couple divorced in 1984.