Naomi Biden launched a prolonged wedding ceremony reel on social media Sunday in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of her lavish White House wedding ceremony.
Biden, 29, the granddaughter of 80-year-old President Joe Biden, was married a yr in the past right this moment on the South Garden of the presidential mansion — the primary wedding ceremony ever held on the scenic web site.
Throughout a whopping 8 minutes and 17 seconds, the video highlighted the opulent wedding ceremony because it progressed from contained in the White House, out onto the South Garden the place Naomi was walked down the aisle by her father Hunter Biden, then again inside for a luncheon and later a night reception.
All through the video, Naomi twirled and hugged friends in an assortment of white clothes. She gazed out home windows and smiled sheepishly whereas holding arms along with her husband Peter Neal in 16mm footage — all whereas music meant to strum the heartstrings performed alongside tearful toasts and speeches to the glad couple.
“It’s a nice honor to stay right here, and it is a gigantic, monumental debt I owe the American folks,” the president mentioned throughout a toast, “But it surely’s by no means fairly felt like residence till right this moment.”
“To like an individual is to study the music that’s of their coronary heart, and to sing it to them after they want it,” one other individual mentioned in a speech.
At quite a few moments within the video, the bride could possibly be seen elevating her eyes from a downturned gaze, and the groom, 26, could possibly be seen buttoning his jacket and searching over his shoulder.
Collectively they minimize their extraordinarily tall wedding ceremony cake with the assistance of a stepladder in a single shot, and Naomi twirled some extra in others.
Although photographs from the 250-guest wedding ceremony have floated round up to now yr, the video was one of many first intensive appears contained in the occasion, which moreover the outside ceremony was stored largely non-public by the Bidens.
Breaking from traditions of the earlier 18 weddings held on the White House, the Bidens locked reporters out from the occasion and granted entry solely to Vogue for a ramification that centered on Naomi getting ready and included one other shot of her gazing out a window.
“We all the time knew we’d get married in somebody’s yard,” the president’s eldest granddaughter informed the journal.
The choice to lock the press out was met with criticism by some, who argued the White House was not a personal residence and that the Bidens had no proper to fully maintain reporters out.