Hyannis Port Quiet The Day After Kennedy Clan Wedding
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) _ Workers packed up white tents and tourists drove about in search of celebrities as tranquility returned Sunday to this Cape Cod village following the star-studded wedding of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The 30-year-old bride, a co-anchor of ″CBS Morning News,″ is the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and former ambassador and 1972 vice presidential candidate R. Sargent Shriver.
The bride, niece of slain President John F. Kennedy, will go by the unhyphenated name of Shriver Schwarzenegger, but will still call herself Maria Shriver on the air.
Schwarzenegger, 38, is a former world champion body-builder who became an actor at age 29. He has starred in ″Pumping Iron,″ ″The Terminator″ and ″Conan, the Barbarian.″
″It was like a summer weekend here last night,″ said Sgt. Martin Hoxie of the Barnstable police department, which covers the villages of Hyannis and Hyannis Port, where the Kennedy family compound is located.
″It’s quiet out there, but all I know is I’ve got a full house here full of prisoners,″ said Hoxie. ″It could have had something to do with the wedding, but I think it’s more an indication of the summer to come.″
The night before, about 450 wedding guests dined on chicken breasts with champagne sauce under the tents after the late-morning wedding in nearby Hyannis.
They were served slices from the 7-foot-high, 425-pound carrot-and-pound wedding cake, and danced to the music of the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Most of the celebrities left just after the reception, police said.
The only outsiders left in the village were the few tourists who drove around hoping for a last glimpse of the guests and the workers packing up the tents, police said.
Among the notables at the wedding and afternoon reception were actresses Grace Jones, Susan Saint James Ebersol and Cathy Lee Crosby, pop singer Andy Williams, tennis star Arthur Ashe, artists Jamie Wyeth and Andy Warhol, columnists Art Buchwald and Abigail Van Buren, television personalities Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer and Tom Brokaw, and Austrian Ambassador Thomas Klestil.
They were joined by a host of Kennedy family members, including Jacqueline Onassis, wife of the late President Kennedy; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., his former wife, Joan, and their children, Ted Jr. and Kara; Ethel Kennedy, the wife of slain Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-N.Y., and her son, Joseph P. Kennedy II, a candidate for the 8th Congressional District.
Family matriarch Rose Kennedy, who suffered a stroke two years ago, did not attend the 75-minute service at St. Francis Xavier Church.
The couple’s honeymoon destination was kept a secret, though it has been reported they might fly to the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard.