Naomi Biden nuptials mark return of the White House wedding

Naomi Biden nuptials mark return of the White House wedding

Naomi Biden nuptials mark return of the White House wedding

In front of some 250 guests, President Joe Biden’s eldest granddaughter, Naomi Biden, wed Peter Neal on Saturday on the South Lawn of the White House.

The executive home has only hosted weddings 19 times in its history, making this the first wedding celebration there since 2013.

In a statement released following the ceremony, President Biden and first wife Jill Biden said that it has been a pleasure to watch Naomi develop, come to terms with who she is, and carve out such an amazing life for herself. “At this point, we are thrilled that she chose Peter as her spouse and we feel privileged to have him join our family. We wish them joyful days and a love that deepens with every year that goes by.

In the State Dining Room, the Bidens hosted a wedding luncheon for the bridal party and family. Later in the day, a reception at the White House included dancing and dessert.

Naomi Biden may be seen arriving at the event in pictures released by the Associated Press while wearing a long-sleeved white dress and a white veil.

Both of Naomi Biden’s parents reportedly led their daughter down the aisle. For her wedding, she chose a Ralph Lauren gown, and for the reception, she wore a Reem Acra gown. For the ceremony, Neal donned a three-piece Ralph Lauren suit, and for the reception, he wore a tuxedo.

Naomi Biden, a 28-year-old lawyer, wrote in April, “Peter and I are incredibly thankful to my Nana and Pop for the opportunity to celebrate our wedding inside the White House.” “We are eager to make our commitment to one another and for the future official.”

PHOTO: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden attend the wedding of Peter Neal and Naomi Biden Neal, on Nov. 19, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C.

Hunter Biden’s ex-wife Kathleen Buhle gave birth to Naomi Biden. She is politically engaged, constantly posting on social media about topics like abortion rights and gun control, as well as frequently criticizing Republican lawmakers.

According to the source, the president and first lady gave toasts at the post-wedding events on Saturday, along with other family members.

Naomi Biden and Neal have reportedly been residing at the White House “for a few months,” according to the source. (Such agreements are not uncommon; Michelle Obama’s mother Marian Robinson also resided there.)

Neal and Naomi Biden first connected through mutual acquaintances years ago, and according to the first lady’s office, Neal proposed in September 2021 close to his Jackson Hole, Wyoming, childhood home. Naomi Biden, an associate at the law firm Arnold & Porter, and Neal, a student at Georgetown University, are both attorneys.

President Biden frequently discusses his ties with his grandchildren and claims to speak to them daily. In 2019, Naomi Biden arranged a gathering of the family, and the grandchildren urged Biden to challenge Donald Trump.

Many aspects of the wedding’s planning were kept under wraps by the White House. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded that they are respecting the couple’s request that the event be closed to the news media when questioned by ABC News White House Correspondent MaryAlice Parks on Friday about why journalists are not permitted to cover some of the wedding, as has been permitted in the past.

PHOTO: In this handout image provided by the White House, President George W. Bush and Jenna Bush pose for a photographer prior to her wedding to Henry Hager at Prairie Chapel Ranch, May 10, 2008, near Crawford, Texas.

The president and first lady will be able to attend the wedding of their first grandchild because these are two young people who have decided they want to spend the rest of their lives together, she said. However, the marriage of Naomi Biden and Peter is a secret one, so here’s the fact.

The White House previously announced that the Biden family will pay for the celebration, as is common for first families and other events at the White House.

Prior to the festivities, trucks were seen arriving at the South Lawn on Friday, and there were decorations there as well.

We all want to honor them, Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday. “It is a joyful occasion.” “This is their wish, and we should be delighted for them as they take this very significant step in their life.

This month has seen a number of other high-profile political weddings. Last weekend, Tiffany Trump, the president’s youngest child, got married at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida.

The history of White House weddings spans more than 200 years.
According to the White House Historical Association, Naomi Biden and Neal will join the other 18 couples who got married at the White House.

According to Sarah Fling, a historian with the White House Historical Association, weddings at the White House date back more than 200 years to 1812. At the executive residence that year, Lucy Washington, the sister of the first lady Dolley Madison, wed Thomas Todd.

PHOTO: President Richard Nixon escorts his daughter Tricia from the White House to the rose garden for her marriage to Edward Finch Cox, June 12, 1971.

According to Fling, a presidential granddaughter’s wedding took place at the White House for the first time this past weekend.

“The vast majority of these weddings in the White House have involved close relatives. Otherwise, there has only ever been one case of a close family friend getting married, and then there have been two White House staff weddings,” Fling said.

The most recent instance of this occurred in 2013, when Pete Souza, the photographer for Barack Obama’s White House, wed Patti Lease in a small ceremony in the Rose Garden.

The reception for Jenna Bush and her husband, Henry Hager, took place before that. The two had a reception in the White House a month after they were legally married in a ceremony at the Bush family estate in Crawford, Texas.

When Anthony Rodham and Nicole Boxer got married in the White House in 1994, it brought together two political families. Boxer is the daughter of former California Senator Barbara Boxer, and Rodham is the brother of Hillary Clinton, the first lady at the time.

Tricia Nixon, the daughter of President Richard Nixon, wed Edward Finch Cox in the Rose Garden in 1971, marking the most recent presidential daughter wedding.

According to Fling, that wedding was the first outdoor ceremony to be held in the Rose Garden at the White House. “The first outdoor wedding was almost wrecked by rain. Fortunately, the sun came out just in time for the occasion because it was a misty June day.

With temperatures predicted to be in the 30s and 40s, Saturday’s wedding took place on one of the coldest November days yet.

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