Buddy Holly was married to 25-year-old Maria Elena Santiago, a woman he had met only two months earlier when she was a receptionist for a New York music publisher. The wedding took place at the home of Buddy’s parents in Lubbock, Texas.
Buddy Holly and Maria Elena with Pastor Ben Johnson (center)
From left; Peggy Sue, Buddy and Maria and Jerry Allison
The newlyweds are pictured with Buddy’s parents, Ella and Lawrence Holley