Chelsea Clinton & Marc Mezvinsky Married (PHOTOS)
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Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were officially married on Saturday night. Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton released this 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 Clintons also confirmed that Chelsea was wearing Vera Wang. Via WWD:
The bride double-dipped with Vera Wang, wearing an ivory strapless gown by the designer with a raw-edged laser-cut silk organza skirt for the interfaith ceremony and a silk tulle cross-back Grecian gown with a narrow grosgrain black belt for the reception. The former first daughter also tapped Wang, who was among the 400 guests, to design the bridesmaids' dresses, strapless bias-cut lavender chiffon gowns with a side drape and a contrasting plum bow.
Hillary was in Oscar de la Renta.
Several hours earlier, at around 5 p.m., guests began boarding the buses at the Delamater Inn for the wedding. They were whisked down River Road to the ceremony. According to the New York Times' Caucus blog, "the caravan also included three black cars and a van that one state trooper said held Hillary Rodham Clinton." Also according to the Times, the nuptials were set to begin around 6:30 p.m. and it was said to be an interfaith ceremony conducted by Rabbi James Ponet and Reverend William Shillady.
Take a look at images from the wedding. After you'll find some earlier shots of guests boarding the buses and of Astor Courts.