Naomi Biden’s wedding at white house
WASHINGTON on 19 November — Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, was set to marry on Saturday. It is the 19th time in this year’s history that the White House has been used to host a wedding.
The bride, 28years old, is an attorney who has lived with her husband at the White House with the groom, Peter Neal, 25, A student at law school from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and is employed in the Georgetown University Law Center on National Security. They met in 2018.
The wedding ceremony was set to begin at 11:00 a.m. (1400 GMT) on the South Lawn of the White House on a cold mid-November day. A family luncheon and the wedding party at the White House will follow the ceremony. It will conclude with an evening reception with food and dance.
It’s the beginning of a weekend of celebration for Biden, who is celebrating the occasion with a birthday celebration on Sunday by his family.
Since former president John Adams moved into the newly built White House in 1800, the 18 weddings that took place there usually included the family members of the first lady and president.
Based on the White House Historical Association, the tradition started in 1812, when Lucy Payne Washington, the sister of the First Lady Dolley Madison, got married to Supreme Court Associate Justice Thomas Todd.
Grover Cleveland is the only president who has married at the White House. He was married to Frances Folsom in 1886 in the Blue Room.
Naomi Biden is the daughter of the president’s son Hunter Biden and his first wife, Kathleen Buhle.
Jill Biden’s communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said the Biden family will cover the wedding celebrations that will take place at the White House, “consistent with other private events held by the Biden family and following the tradition of prior White House wedding festivities in the previous administrations.”
Contrary to past events, these were not open to the media.
“Naomi as well as Peter have requested that their wedding not be open to the media and we’re observing their desires. This is something the couple has made a decision on,” White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said to reporters on Friday.