Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chelsea Clinton weds Marc Mezvinsky in high-security ceremony

Marc Mezvinsky is one tough and lucky guy. Since a few years ago, he dated a lady who is the daughter of two of the world's most powerful persons.

To be exact, he dated Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of the United States secretary of state, Hillary Clinton and the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton.

Today, Chelsea, 30 married her long-term boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, 32, on Saturday in a star studded ceremony at the elegant Astor Courts estate on New York's Hudson River.

Some of the wraps finally came off the high-security event as the family released photographs of the ceremony. The bride wore traditional white, a strapless gown designed by family friend and wedding guest Vera Wang.

Chelsea, carrying a bouquet of white flowers, was escorted down the aisle by her father. The groom and the former president wore dark suits, and the bride's mother wore a fuchsia dress.

A statement from Bill and Hillary Clinton said: "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 ceremony was conducted by a rabbi and a minister, as Chelsea Clinton is Methodist and Mezvinsky is Jewish. It included a poem by Leo Marks titled The Life That I Have.

A no-fly zone was imposed over the event and the road to the exclusive estate was blocked off. Neighbours received bottles of wine for their troubles.

The busloads of wedding guests included the acting couple Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen; Madeleine Albright, secretary of state during Bill Clinton's second term as president; and Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic national committee chairman.

The happy couple were friends as teenagers in Washington and studied at Stanford University. They live in New York, where Mezvinsky works for a hedge fund, G3 Capital. He is the son of the former Democrat politicians Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and Ed Mezvinsky, a long-term friend of the Clintons.

Chelsea Clinton recently completed her master's degree in public health at Columbia University.

Congrats Chelsea and Mezvinsky..

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