The bride, a lawyer, is 28 years old and has been residing at the White House with the groom, Jackson Hole, Wyoming native and recent law school graduate Peter Neal, who is 25. He is currently engaged in National Security work at the Georgetown University Law Center. They alighted in 2018.
On a frigid day, the event was held on the South Lawn of the White House with no press access permitted.
There were about 250 attendees.
In a joint statement released after the celebration, the president and first lady said that it has been a joy to witness Naomi develop, come to terms with who she is, and carve out such an amazing life for herself.
“At this point, we are thrilled that she chose Peter as her spouse and we feel privileged to have him join our family. They stated, “We wish them days full of joy and a love that deepens with each new year.
The wedding ceremony was followed by a luncheon in the White House State Dining Room for family members and the bridal party. There was a planned evening event with dancing and dessert.
It is the start of a joyous weekend for Biden, who will celebrate his 80th birthday with family on Sunday.
The 18 marriages that have taken place in the White House since previous President John Adams moved in there in 1800 have often included family members of the president and first lady.
The White House Historical Association claims that the custom started in 1812 when Lucy Payne Washington, the first lady Dolley Madison’s sister, wed Associate Justice Thomas Todd of the Supreme Court.
The only president to get married at the White House was Grover Cleveland. In the Blue Room in 1886, he and Frances Folsom exchanged vows.
Hunter Biden, the president’s son, and his first wife, Kathleen Buhle, are the parents of Naomi Biden.
Elizabeth Alexander, Jill Biden’s communications director, stated that the Biden family will cover the cost of the wedding-related expenses at the White House “Similar to other private gatherings hosted by the first family and in keeping with previous White House wedding celebration customs under previous administrations. ”
The events were off-limits to the mainstream media, unlike some previous ceremonies of this kind.
“We are honouring Naomi and Peter’s request that their wedding be private from the press. The couple has determined to do this “Karine Jean-Pierre, a spokesperson for the White House, told reporters on Friday.