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How Many Apostles Were Married in the Salt Lake Temple? See Their Wedding Photos Here

by | Dec. 26, 2019

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This article originally ran on LDS Living in June 2014 and has been updated to reflect the current First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. 

The iconic Salt Lake Temple has long been a popular wedding location for Latter-day Saints throughout the years. Apostles and prophets of the Church are no exception. 

Take a look at these photos commemorating the weddings of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles prior to the four-year Salt Lake Temple closure on December 29.

President Russell M. Nelson

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President Russell M. Nelson married Dantzel White in August 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple. Credit: Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostleby Spencer J. Condie
Note: President Russell M. Nelson married Wendy L. Watson in the Salt Lake Temple on April 6, 2006.

President Dallin H. Oaks


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President Dallin H. Oaks married June Dixon on June 24, 1952, in the Salt Lake Temple. Credit:  Life's Lessons Learnedby President Dallin H. Oaks. 
Note: President Dallin H. Oaks married Kristen Meredith McMain on August 25, 2000, in the Salt Lake Temple.

President Henry B. Eyring

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President Henry B. Eyring married Kathleen Johnson in the Logan Utah Temple in July 1962. Credit: I Will Lead You Along: The Life of Henry B. Eyringby Henry B. Eyring

President M. Russell Ballard

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President M. Russell Ballard married Barbara Bowen in the Salt Lake Temple on August 28, 1951. Credit: Counseling with Our Councils: Learning to Minister Together in the Church and in the Familyby M. Russell Ballard

Elder Holland married Patricia Terry in the St. George Temple on June 7, 1963. Credit: Courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

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Young newlyweds, Dieter and Harriet Uchtdorf. Elder Dieter F. Uchdorf was sealed to Harriet Reich September 14, 1962, in the Bern Switzerland Temple. Credit: Your Happily Ever Afterby Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Elder David A. Bednar


Elder David A. Bednar married Susan Kae Robinson in the Salt Lake Temple on March 10, 1975. Credit: Courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Elder Quentin L. Cook

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Elder Quentin L. Cook married Mary Gaddie in 1962 in the Logan Utah Temple. Credit: Deseret News

Elder D. Todd Christofferson

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson married Katherine Jacob on May 28, 1968 in the Salt Lake Temple. Credit: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Elder Neil L. Andersen

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Elder Neil L. Andersen married Kathy Sue Williams in March 1975 in the Salt Lake Temple. Credit: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Elder Ronald A. Rasband

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Elder Ronald A. Rasband married Melanie Twitchel in 1973 in the Salt Lake Temple. Credit: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Elder Gary E. Stevenson

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Elder Gary E. Stevenson married Lesa Jean Higley in 1979 in the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple. Credit: Deseret News

Elder Dale G. Renlund

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Elder Dale G. Renlund married Ruth Lybbert in the Salt Lake Temple in 1977. Credit: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Elder Gerrit W. Gong

Elder Gerrit W. Gong and his wife, Sister Susan Gong, are pictured on their wedding day. The couple was married in the Salt Lake Temple on January 2, 1980. President Gordon B. Hinckley and Sister Marjorie Pay Hinckley, left, are also pictured. Credit: ChurchofJesusChrist.org

Elder Ulisses Soares

Elder Ulisses Soares and his wife, Rosana Fernandez Soares, were married in the Sao Paulo Brazil Temple on October 30, 1982. Credit: ChurchofJesusChrist.org.
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