Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi marries Peter Neal in first White House wedding since 2013

The daylong celebration continued with a luncheon at the White House for the bridal party and close family members

Joe Biden's granddaughter Naomi marries Peter Neal in first White House wedding since 2013
Naomi Biden and Peter Neal exchanged vows at the White House's South Lawn (Peter Neal/Instagram)
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WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON: The first Whitehouse wedding in over ten years and the first-ever for a president's grandchild, Naomi Biden and Peter Neal exchanged vows on Saturday morning, November 19. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden, Naomi's grandparents, were present during the private ceremony on the South Lawn.

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Following an afternoon reception with dancing and dessert at the executive mansion, the daylong celebration will continue with a luncheon at the White House for the bridal party and close family members, as per People. Naomi, 28, is a graduate of Columbia Law and the eldest daughter of the president's son, Hunter Biden and Hunter's ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle.

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Neal, 25, studied law and interned for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign as well as in the White House during Barack Obama's presidency. According to reports, Naomi and Neal presently live on the third floor of the White House residence, one flight up from the First Family's primary living quarters and the same location where Michelle Obama's mother, Marian Robinson, resided throughout her son-in-law's presidency.

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In September 2021, the couple had announced their engagement, and early this year, they made it official that the White House would be the venue of their wedding. Since presidential photographer Pete Souza married Patti Lease in the Rose Garden in 2013, their marriage was the first to take place on the grounds of the White House, the report said.

President Biden, who turns 80 on Sunday, November 20, has talked at length about the close bond he and each of his grandchildren share. Just before Biden was inaugurated, Naomi, who also lives in Washington, DC, told Today's Jenna Bush Hager that she was excited to know her "Pop" would live only a few miles away.
 
In a past interview with PBS Newshour, Naomi explained that her grandfather is at the center of the close-knit Biden clan.
 
"We've grown up together," she said. "He's made sure that every single tradition, every holiday, we're all together . . . I don't think there's been any decision, no matter how big or small, that we haven't decided as a family," added Naomi.

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