Congratulations are in order for Chelsea Clinton, the former First Daughter who grew up in the White House before our eyes thruout the 90′s, and the love of her life Marc Mezvinsky … they went and tied the knot in a lavish wedding ceremony in Rhinebeck, NY yesterday afternoon. As you may recall, we learned last November that Chelsea and Marc were engaged to be wed and earlier this week we saw photos of Chelsea running around NY in the most conspicuous outfit while attempting to run errands in an inconspicuous way. Yesterday, in front of 400 of the couple’s closest family and friends, Chelsea and Marc said their I Dos and happily became husband and wife:
Surrounded by 400 friends, and her parents Bill and Hillary (who wore Oscar de la Renta), the former First Daughter, 30, wed her longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky, 32, in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Saturday. She wore a dress designed by Vera Wang, a family friend, who was also in attendance. Shortly after the ceremony, President Clinton and Secretary of State Clinton released a statement.
“Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day.”
The guest list was relatively free of star wattage (without Oprah Winfrey or President Obama) but included Mary Steenburgen, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, actor Ted Danson, film producer Steven Bing, and a handful of congressmen and other prominent Democrats. According to The New York Times, the interfaith ceremony was conducted by Rabbi James Ponet and the Rev. William Shillady. (Chelsea is Methodist; Marc is Jewish) … Clinton and Mezvinsky, an investment banker who has kept a private life, have been pals since they met at a conference in 1993, and they remained close at Stanford University. But only in 2005 did their friendship turn romantic, when they debuted as a couple at the opening of Tao nightclub in Las Vegas. They have lived together in recent years in a downtown New York apartment, along with their Yorkshire terrier Soren. As for kids, “I’m not going to put any pressure on her,” Hillary told PEOPLE in 2007. “But my friends are starting to have grandchildren and it’s a great experience, so I look forward to it someday.”
To be honest, considering that Chelsea‘s father was a 2 term president of the United States of America and her mother is the current US Secretary of State, this wedding ceremony sounds like it was a quiet affair … which doesn’t surprise me in the least. Chelsea Clinton has always kept a low profile despite the fame that came with being the First Daughter and she has managed to life her life with grace and class. It’s very cool, IMHO, to see her married to the man she loves … all growed up. She looks absolutely stunning in her Vera Wang dress and I couldn’t be happier for her and Marc. Let’s send our warmest congratulations to Chelsea and Marc on the their happy nuptials and wish them a long and very blissful life together.