Joe Biden’s granddaughter Naomi got married at the White House this weekend and the event was closed to the press.
At least, most of the press.
Apparently, Vogue Magazine got some access. How else could they write this?
For Vogue’s special digital cover, Naomi Biden, the eldest granddaughter of President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, opens up about planning a White House wedding, and the details—no matter how small—that made it a spectacular family affair. https://t.co/B97vxf8ZAK
— Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine) November 22, 2022
On the Thursday of Vogue’s prewedding shoot, the White House is a flurry of preparation. Rafanelli and his staff slip in and out of various staterooms to oversee the setup. On the North Portico, white vans are being unloaded under the Federal-style columns, while on the South Lawn, the aisle is being built. In the East Room, where dancing will take place, a blue chairlift lumbers in to help hang lighting and greenery, and in the State Dining Room the tables are set with white and gold presidential china.
Naomi enters the Green Room inside a beehive of giddy activity: hairdresser, make-up artist, stylist Bailey Moon and two Ralph Lauren designers, Andrea and Lorenzo, who have come as keepers of the custom gown, quick to jump into the frame and help fluff and smooth the mille-feuille organza, charmeuse, and crinoline skirt.
“Like every little girl, I had a vision in my head—it was Grace Kelly’s dress I loved,” admits Naomi, who with her Audrey Hepburn brows and honey-colored hair is not a far cry from the Princess of Monaco (after all, a White House wedding is our country’s version of a royal one).
So… about that private part.
“The wedding of Naomi Biden and Peter is a private one. The family — it’s a family event. And Naomi and Peter have asked that their wedding be closed to the media, and we are respecting their wishes.” @PressSec, last weekhttps://t.co/NBrqTJwfbi
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) November 22, 2022
White House press secretary Karine Jeanne-Pierre on Nov. 18: “They have decided to make this wedding private. It is a family event. It is — and we are going to respect Naomi and Peter’s wishes.” https://t.co/zOI2HOOqr1
— Nancy Cook (@nancook) November 22, 2022
Wait, thought they wanted privacy around their wedding? How much was the big guys cut?
— Teutonic🗯️ (@Teutonicc) November 22, 2022
Thought it was meant to be a “private” wedding! Hardly!
— KateWTweets (@KateWTweets) November 22, 2022
Such a handsome family.
— Cᵣy𝐩𝚝ₒKₑₑ𝐩ₑᵣ (@DarkCryptoTales) November 22, 2022
Seriously though, it must be nice to be a Democrat. Endless puff pieces and cover stories from fashion magazines.
If this was the Trump family, the wedding would have been framed as a scandalous misuse of the White House.