WASHINGTON: “Here Comes the Bride” The White House will soon hear from them. Again.
Naomi Biden, the granddaughter President Joe Biden. Peter Neal They will wed on Saturday on the South Lawn in what will be the 19th White House wedding.
According to the White House Historical Association, it will be the first wedding in which a granddaughter of President Obama is the bride.
Naomi Biden, 28 and Neal, 25, were established by a mutual friend around four years ago in New York City. The White House reported that they have been together eversince. Naomi Biden is a lawyer. Her father is Hunter Biden. Neal recently graduated the University of Pennsylvania’s law school. They currently reside in Washington.
Nine of the 18 documented White House weddings were for a president’s daughter — most recently Richard Nixon’s daughter, Tricia, in 1971, and Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter, Lynda, in 1967.
There have been many other weddings there, including nieces, grandnieces, first ladies’ sisters, and even a son. Grover Cleveland, a former president, also got married there while he was in office.
Jill Biden, first lady, said that she is excited to meet her granddaughter “planning her wedding, making her choices, becoming, you know, just coming into her own, and she’s just so beautiful.”
“So I can’t wait till all of you see her as a bride,” During a recent appearance by Kelly Clarkson on her talk show, the first lady stated these words.
Stewart McLaurin of the historical society said that special occasions at White House aren’t going away soon.
“If you were to have the privilege of celebrating a holiday there or a special occasion in your life, like a wedding, it is a very memorable occasion,” He stated.
Five weddings were held at the East Room. Four took place in Blue Room. Two of the events were in the Rose Garden.
Around 400 people witnessed Nixon walk Tricia down South Portico steps to Edward Cox. The couple then exchanged vows in a Rose Garden gazebo. This was the first ever wedding ceremony.
Her planner — a black, three-ring binder labeled “TRICIA’S WEDDING” and kept by the historical association — has tabbed sections for every aspect of her special day, including the attendants, social aides, gazebo, flowers, parking, seating, menu, champagne, the press and more.
Six-tiered, 350-pound (159kgs), 6-foot (1.8m) tall lemon-flavored-pound cake with blown sugar love birds and initials was her wedding cake “PN” And “EC.”
Although the White House did not release the recipe, both home bakers & food critics stated that it made a delicious and satisfying dessert. “soupy mess” It was speculated that the White House had reduced the amount of whole eggs in its egg whites, according to White House History Quarterly’s weddings issue.
Rex Scouten was the White House chief wesher. President Nixon thanked him for helping to coordinate the physical arrangements. This letter is available. Tricia Nixon‘s planner.
“I want you to know how grateful all the Nixons are for your splendid contributions on this very special day,” Nixon wrote.
After 17 years together, Pete Souza (the White House’s chief photographer) and Patti Lease were married in October 2013. Obama first met Lease at White House events.
“He kept pestering me about why we hadn’t gotten married,” Souza spoke to The Associated Press. Souza said that Obama made an offhand comment about the Rose Garden wedding, which he later realized was a joke. “I found out that he was not joking.”
He and Lease exchanged “I do’s” About 30 relatives and friends were present. The president’s gesture made them feel overwhelmed, but they were still humbled by it.
“It gives people a sense that I had a unique relationship with Barack Obama that he would insist I have the wedding at the White House,” Souza spoke. “I’m so honored, as is my wife, to have my wedding ceremony at the White House. Not many people can say that.”
The Rose Garden was a place that united two Democratic political families. In May 1994, Anthony Rodham, a brother to then-first lady Hillary Clinton and Nicole Boxer were married in a private ceremony.
Hillary Clinton initially offered Camp David in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains as a venue for the wedding. But, Nicole Boxer later suggested the Rose Garden.
“I was like out of my mind excited with the possibility of it,” Nicole Boxer was interviewed by telephone from California. “Can you imagine a more perfect venue?”
Jill Biden and President Biden were among the nearly 250 guests. Barbara Boxer and Biden were both senators at that time.
The reception took place in the garden of the first lady, with dinner in the State Dining Room followed by dancing in East Room. The President of the United States, Bill Clinton, played his saxophone. His daughter Chelsea was a bridesmaid.
“You just think you’re the luckiest person in the world and I think it’s something you have to appreciate,” Nicole Boxer said. “It’s like being part of the American fabric.”
A White House wedding does not guarantee a lasting marriage. They divorced in 2001. Rodham passed away in 2019.
Lynda JohnsonRobb claimed that she never imagined a White House marriage, but the circumstances made it possible for her and Marine Capt. Charles Robb was married there in December 1967. Luci, her sister, had a Roman Catholic wedding in Washington the year before.
“We had to get married sooner than I would have liked because he was going to be going to Vietnam, and so we wanted to be married a little while and that was just three months before he left,” Lynda Robb stated this on a White House Historical Association podcast from 2018.
Robb was an Army social aide and Robb met the couple.
The couple were married in the East Room together with Alice Roosevelt Longworth, the White House bride, who was also married there in 1906 among 500 guests. After the ceremony, Robb’s Marines created a saber arch for them to walk under.
Following tradition at military weddings, they used Robb’s sword to make the first cut of their wedding cake — a 6-foot (1.8 meters)-tall, 250-pounds(113.4 kilogram) pound cake with raisins decorated with sugar scrolls, roses and love birds.
Lynda Johnson Robb stated that she was fortunate. Red is her favorite color, and the White House was decorated for Christmas when she got married. Lady Bird Johnson, her mom, was spared stress.
“They could use the same decorations and that was great,” She said. “My mother was always trying to find ways to save money.”