|Wrongly identified as John's wedding photo.|
Unfortunately, this photo is widely spread online, mainly on Pinterest, and often it is mistaken to be a wedding photo from John Lennon's first marriage, that to Cynthia Powell. We have no idea whatsoever who the married couple is (although an added signature of the bottom says "Judith Alyson" or something similar).
The head of the husband in question has been replaced by John Lennon's head as found in this genuine Beatles photo, taken by photographer Dezo Hoffmann in 1963.
|Beatles photo by Dezo Hoffmann, 1963. © Apple Corps Ltd.|
|Sorry girls - he's married! And Cynthia looks nothing like that other woman.|
With no photographs or flowers the wedding party celebrated afterwards, at Epstein's invitation, in Reece's restaurant in Clayton Square, which was the same restaurant where Lennon's parents, Alfred Lennon and Julia Lennon, had celebrated their marriage in 1938. Lennon was 21 years old at the time, and Powell 22.
The newlyweds had no honeymoon, as Lennon had to play an engagement at the Riverpark Ballroom in Chester the same night, although they did travel to the Hotel George V in Paris, for a belated honeymoon on 16 September.