Chelsea Clinton marries Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, New York
Monday, August 2, 2010
Chelsea Clinton, the only daughter of former US William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton and current US Hillary Rodham Clinton, wed long-time boyfriend and investment banker on Saturday evening. The ceremony occurred in , New York amidst a flurry of secrecy and speculation surrounding the event.
Not much was known about the wedding, and those involved in the event did not say anything to the media. An estimated 500 guests were at the ceremony, which took place at Astor Courts, a largeestate built for over 100 years ago. The secluded mansion is situated on 50 acres (20.2 hectares) of land in the small town of Rhinebeck. A was established over the estate.
The guest list was the subject of much speculation, but notable figures Steven Spielberg, and reportedly did not attend the festivities. , , , and were rumored to have been seen at the wedding.,
The marriage ceremony was led by Rabbi James Ponet and the Reverend William Shillady. Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, wore a (prayer shawl) and a . Clinton is a . A Clinton family friend read the poem "The Life That I Have", by . Chelsea Clinton wore a strapless dress designed by . She had been spotted by at Wang's New York showroom earlier last week, and Wang was reportedly seen in Rhinebeck as well.
The town of Rhinebeck was the subject of much public interest on Saturday. Photographers, journalists, and ordinary citizens lined the streets to get a peek at the celebrities attending the wedding. Many stores had signs saying something similar to "Congratulations Marc & Chelsea." Residents temporarily displaced by the wedding were even given bottles of wine for the inconvenience.
30-year-old Chelsea Clinton and 32-year-old Marc Mezvinsky first met in Washington, D.C. while teenagers, and both later attended . Now living in New York, Mezvinsky works at as an investment banker, while Clinton recently earned her master's degree in public health at . Mezvinsky is the son of the now-divorced and , friends of the Clinton family.
Although thought to cost several million dollars, a Clinton family friend claimed that the event would carry a price tag of less than1 million.
- "Chelsea Clinton marries Marc Mezvinsky on elite estate" — , August 1, 2010
- CNN Wire Staff. "Chelsea Clinton weds longtime beau in New York" — , August 1, 2010
- Ben Quinn. "Chelsea Clinton: wedding day stays under wraps" — , July 31, 2010