‘The Bride is Coming’: The White House Holds 19th Wedding

WASHINGTON — Soon you’ll hear the song “The Bride Is Coming” from the White House. Once again, President Joe Biden’s granddaughters, Naomi Biden and Peter Neal, are getting married in South Lawn on Saturday, the 19th wedding in White House history. According to the White House Historical Association, about four years ago she founded her friends Naomi Biden, 28, and Neal, 25, in New York City and the White House. . Naomi Biden is a lawyer. Her father is Hunter Biden. Neal recently graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Her couple live in Washington. Nine of the 18 documented White House weddings were for the president’s daughter. Most recently, Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia married in 1971 and Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter Lynda in 1967. My son and the first lady’s brothers were also married there. President Grover Cleveland also got married during his tenure. Her first lady, Jill Biden, said her granddaughter was “excited to see her get married, make her choices, and be at her own pace.” It’s just so beautiful.” “So I can’t wait for all of you to see her as her bride,” said her first lady, who recently appeared on her singer Kelly Clarkson’s talk show. On a special occasion, Stewart McLaurin, president of the Historical Society, said: “If you have the privilege to celebrate a special occasion like a vacation or a wedding at the White House, it’s a very memorable event,” he said. Four of the East Rooms were in the Blue Room, two were in the Rose Garden and a few steps away from the Oval Office. A couple awaiting Edward Cox exchanged vows in a pavilion installed in the t. He arranged a rose garden for her first wedding there. Her planner (a black three-ring binder labeled “TRICIA’S WEDDING” and kept by the Historical Society) features sections for all aspects of her special day, including attendees and social gatherings. Aide, gazebo, flowers, parking, seating, menu, champagne, press and more. Her wedding cake was a six-tier, 350-pound (159 kg), six-foot (1.8 m) lemon-flavored pound cake. Decorated with a blown sugar love bird and the initials “PN” and “EC”. The White House released the recipe, but home bakeries and food critics speculated that it created a “soup mess” and that the White House scrambled the number of eggs. White versus whole eggs, according to the wedding issue of the White House History Quarterly magazine. President Nixon wrote a letter of thanks to White House receptionist Rex Scouton for helping coordinate the physical arrangements for the wedding. This letter is on Tricia Nixon’s planner. “I want you to know how grateful the entire Nixon family is for your wonderful contribution on this special day,” Nixon wrote. Reese married her privately at the Rose Garden after 17 years of married life. Obama got to know Reese because he attended a White House event. “He kept tormenting me about why we weren’t married,” Souza told The Associated Press. He thought Obama was referring directly to her wedding in the Rose Garden, but later said, “I knew he wasn’t joking.” He and Reese exchanged “yes” in front of a family of about 30 people. members and friends. They felt overwhelmed by the place, but they were honored with the president’s gesture, Souza said. “The fact that I’m going to insist that President Barack Obama say I’m getting married at the White House gives people the feeling that I have a unique relationship with Barack Obama,” Souza said. said “I, like my wife, are very honored to be married at the White House. Few people can say that.” Rose Garden helped unite the two Democratic political families of Anthony Rodham, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton’s brother, and Nicole Boxer, then-California senator’s daughter. Barbara Boxer exchanged her wedding vows at a private wedding in May 1994. Hillary Clinton initially proposed her wedding to Camp David, the official presidential residence in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland, but she later proposed a Rose Garden, Nicole Boxer said. My heart was excited by its potential.” Nicole Boxer recalled in a telephone interview in California. “Can you imagine a more perfect place?” Among the approximately 250 guests were President Biden and his wife, Jill. Biden and Barbara Boxer were senators at the time, receptions were held in the First Lady’s Garden, dinner was held in the State Dining Room, and dances were held in the East Room. President Bill Clinton played the saxophone. Daughter Chelsea was the bridesmaid. “You think you’re the luckiest person in the world and I think you should be grateful for it,” said Nicole Boxer. “It’s like being part of America.” A White House wedding is not a guarantee of a long-lasting marriage. The couple divorced in 2001. Rodham passed away in 2019. Lynda Johnson Robb says she never thought about a White House wedding. Charles Robb got married there in December 1967. The year before, her sister Luci had a Roman Catholic wedding in Washington. In a 2018 White House Historical Association podcast, Lynda Johnson Robb said: The two met because Rob was assigned to the White House as a military aide. They were married in the East Room to White House bride Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who, of about 500 guests, married in the same room in 1906. After leaving the room, the couple walked under a saber arch built by Robb’s fellow Marines. In accordance with military wedding tradition, they used Robb’s sword to make the first cut of the wedding cake, 6 feet (1.8 m) high and 250 pounds (113.4 kg). ) pound cake decorated with raisins and sugar rolls, roses and lovebirds. Lynda Johnson Robb said she was lucky. Red is her signature color and a December wedding means the White House is already decorated for Christmas. Her mom, Lady Bird Johnson, wasn’t a little stressed out. “It was nice to be able to use the same decorations,” she said. “My mother always found a way to raise money.”
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