It’s a first. US President Joe Biden organized this Saturday, November 19 the wedding of his granddaughter Naomi at the White House, a ceremony to which the press was not invited. Naomi Biden, 28, a lawyer, and Peter Neal, 25, a lawyer, exchanged vows in front of about 250 guests, the presidency said in a statement. “We wish them days filled with laughter and a love that grows deeper each year”said Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, quoted in this press release.
An official photograph shows the bride in a dress with a lace bodice, designed according to CNN by American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, and her husband, in a navy blue suit, surrounded by “Pop” and “Nana” – the nicknames given to Joe and Jill Biden by their grandchildren. After the ceremony, which was held in the gardens of the White House, adorned with garlands of immaculate flowers, the guests were invited to lunch in one of the state rooms. A gala evening, with “dance and dessert” is still planned, all being financed by the Bidens.