Weddings in the White House in Washington are extremely rare - and only once did a US President himself say yes. Now there is a wedding for the first time in almost three decades. The bride is a granddaughter of President Biden. And there is also a premiere at the wedding.
The White House has married again for the first time in almost 30 years. Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden's 28-year-old granddaughter, and Peter Neal exchanged vows, as seen in media photos from the event. The ceremony took place in bright sunshine and temperatures around five degrees on the south lawn of the White House - and thus in front of the eyes of the public, so to speak.
According to official records, it was only the 19th wedding in the White House - and the first on the open southern meadow, where the President's "Marine One" helicopter usually lands. Most recently, in October 1993, the then official photographer of the White House, Pete Souza, married at the official residence. Like others before him, he chose the more sheltered rose garden.
Naomi Biden is the first granddaughter of a president to marry in the White House. Previously, it was mostly daughters - such as Tricia Nixon in 1971 - or other family members such as the brother of First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1994. Grover Cleveland's 1886 wedding remains the only one of a president in the White House. A wedding reception is one of the private expenses that a president or his family must pay out of pocket.