Here’s what we know about Naomi Biden’s White House wedding
Naomi Biden and her fiancé Peter Neal. Photo: Eman Mohammed/CBS via Getty Images
This Saturday, Naomi Biden, 28, and her fiancé Peter Neal, 25, will become the 19th couple to marry in the White House – and the first since 2013, when the White House photographer Pete Souza married Patti Lease in the rose garden.
Details: Biden will be the first granddaughter of a president to marry there and her ceremony will be the first held on the South Lawn.
- Biden and Neal live in the White House, according to the New York Times – meaning they’re getting married at home.
- Saturday’s forecast calls for a high around 41, so we’re forecasting space heaters to keep A-list attendees warm.
Catch up fast: Biden is the president’s eldest grandson – daughter of Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle.
The bride and groom have been together for about four years after being introduced by a mutual friend in New York.
Both practice law. Biden is a partner at Arnold & Porter and Neal is associated with the Center on National Security at Georgetown Law, according to the Times. In 2020, the two created a online tool to verify eligibility for CARES Act benefits.
Details of the wedding have been closely held, but here’s what we do know:
The coordinator: Bryan Rafanelli – an event planner who was responsible for the White House rainbow lighting following the 2015 Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, and who also planned Chelsea Clinton’s wedding – coordinates the festivities, Political reports.
The dress: The Times reports that Biden has several designers he’s interested in for wedding wear, including Christian Siriano, Veronica Beard, Valentino and Ralph Lauren.
The tab: White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre insured journalists that taxpayers’ money would not fund the event.
The ring: Neal proposed in September 2021 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, near his childhood home, CNN reporting.
- The engagement ring includes her grandmother’s engagement band.
Situational awareness: Information about road closures around the White House has not been released by the MPD or the Secret Service.
Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. Please check for updates.