Couple: Willie Mays and Mae Louise Allen
Date of Wedding: November 27, 1971
Place: Judge’s Chambers, Mexico City, Mexico
Officiant:Judge José Ignacio Fernandez
In 1952, the bride’s mother met Willie Mays and requested an autograph for her 13-year-old daughter (the bride) who was at home.
The bride’s white lace gown had an A-line skirt and high empire waist. The floor-length dress had a scooped neckline and featured short puff sleeves. She also wore a white lace mantilla.
The 15-minute ceremony was conducted in Spanish with an interpreter.
The groom designed the engagement and wedding rings himself.
Wedding guests enjoyed a dinner at the Fiesta Palace Hotel restaurant.
The couple honeymooned in Acapulco.
The bride graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and Howard University and was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
The groom played Major League Baseball for 22 seasons.