Snapshot: Rock & Roll Wedding

Sir Michael Philip Jagger, better known as “Mick,” met Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias at a party after a Rolling Stones concert in France in the fall of 1970. She was one of the most exotically beautiful women Jagger had ever set his eyes on: sleek, striking, dangerous-looking. She projected a faint air of disdain to match his own. Bianca and Mick were an immediate match. It wasn’t long before the two were engaged and a four-months pregnant Bianca (with their first daughter, Jade) and Mick were tying the knot in a Roman Catholic ceremony at St. Anne’s Church in St. Tropez. Their wedding did not go off without a hitch. The couple was late to the civil ceremony upon news that a hundred photographers had crammed into the wedding chamber of the local town hall, where the mayor was waiting to perform the nuptials. Fifty minutes late, amid protests that he didn’t want to be married in a “fish bowl,” surrounded by flashing lightbulbs and throngs of photographers from every corner of the globe, Mick arrived with his bride and proceeded through a brief civil ceremony at the mayor’s office. During the ceremony, a selection of tunes from Love Story was played on a harmonium that had been requested by Bianca. Bianca wore Yves Saint Laurent, which became her trademark brand for years to come.