Kamis, 07 April 2011

Chelsea Clinton's Wedding

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Meet Mr. and Mrs. Mezvinsky. Chelsea Clinton looks radiant in a silk organza strapless Vera Wang wedding gown. Photo: Genevieve de Manio via Getty Images

In what some are calling the closest thing to an American royal affair (since the Kennedy days, of course), Chelsea Clinton married her longtime beau Marc Mezvinsky in Rhinebeck, NY, in a star-studded ceremony.

Chelsea Clinton wore an Vera Wang wedding dress (as we knew she would!) to exchange vows in the interfaith ceremony before a reported 400-500 guests, including Wang herself.

The ivory strapless gown featured a silk tulle diagonally draped bodice with a raw edged laser-cut swirling silk organza ball skirt and train, a spokesperson for the bridal brand told StyleList.

Clinton's tiny waist was cinched with an embellished belt also by the designer, while her hair was pulled back and accented by a long traditional Vera Wang tulle veil. Chelsea complemented her gorgeous gown with a simple bouquet of white hydrangeas.

For the reception, she changed into a Vera Wang silk tulle Grecian gown with a crisscross back and a narrow black grosgrain belt.

Chelsea's bridesmaids donned Vera Wang lavender chiffon strapless bias cut gowns with a side drape and contrasting plum bows.

Mezvinsky wore a custom wool mohair mix peak lapel tuxedo by Burberry, who also designed the groom's shirt, tie, and shoes as well as shirts and ties for the groomsmen. the company revealed to us..

The bride's parents, former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, issued the following statement to The New York Times:

"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."

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All in the family. The newlyweds with Hillary and Bill Clinton. Photo: Barbara Kinney via Getty Images

The 30-year-old bride and 32-year-old groom -- an investment banker whose parents served in Congress -- had both their ceremony and reception at the glitzy Astor Courts, a Beaux Arts-style estate built from 1902-1904 for John Jacob Astor IV, one of the most famous early American millionaires.

To suit the dressy event, female guests were seen wearing formal floor-length gowns, including the mother of the bride who looked prettier than we've ever seen her in an elegant Oscar de la Renta raspberry degradé embroidered silk gazar gown. Bill Clinton wore a slim black suit and narrow tie.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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