Chelsea Clinton, daughter of ex US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, tied the knot with her long-term beau Marc Mezvinsky at a grand ceremony.
The wedding took place in Astor Courts, which had been declared a “no-fly” zone with hundreds of security personnel blocking all roads leading to the venue.
The 30-year-old bride wore a gown designed by Vera Wang whereas mother of the bride wore Oscar de la Renta.
Rabbi James Ponet and the Reverend William Shillady conducted the interfaith ceremony.
Clinton is Methodist, and Mezvinsky is Jewish.
Their wedding, therefore, included elements from both traditions: friends and family reading the Seven Blessings, which are typically recited at traditional Jewish weddings following the vows and exchange of rings.
“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,” the New York Times quoted the Clintons as saying in a statement.
“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.”
The couple also thanked Rhinebeck for its welcome and good wishes.
A couple’s friend read the poem “The Life That I Have” by Leo Marks.
Many of the guests were friends of the bride and groom from college and work. (ANI)Breaking News! The web is abuzz with the biggest wedding of the century between Chelsea Clinton and her longtike boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky. The duo got married in a grand ceremony Saturday night.
Chels [Chelsea Clinton] ea’s parents – former US President Bill Clinton and his wife and US Secretary of State Hillay Clinton were present at the wedding ceremony to bless the couple. The lavish ceremony was held Astor Courts in upstate Rhinebeck, New York in the presence of family and friends.
Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and dress pictures are drawing millions of visitors online. After the wedding, Bill and Hillary Clinton issued a statement and expressed their happiness over the latest development.
The media was kept at the bay throughout the ceremony. The 32-year-old Marc Mezvinsky is an investment banker. The 30-year-old Chelsea and Marc have been seeing each other for the last four years.
Chelsea had reportedly gone through a plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancements to look fit and younger. She also lost weight after the diet control therapy and exercise. Some media reports put the estimated cost for the grand wedding at $3 million.
Chelsea Clinton and Mezvinsky studied together at Stanford University. Mezvinsky works at G3 Capital, a Manhattan hedge funds. He was earlier working with Goldman Sachs. Chelsea completed her master’s degree in public health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.
Marc Mezvinsky is the son of former US Reps. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania and Ed Mezvinsky of Iowa. His parents are divorced now. Chelsea and Marc now live in New York.
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