Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Of The Century Is Going To Shut Down Rhinebeck, New York Airspace!

Thu, July 29, 2010 12:47pm EDT by 3 Comments
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Preparation is clearly underway for Chelsea’s big day! New details on what’s going down!

Airplane pilots beware: The Federal Aviation Administration has placed a ban on flights around Astor Courts, where Chelsea’s wedding will take place, reports CBS News. Planes are forbidden to fly below 2,000 ft and the ban goes into effect at 3:00 p.m. on Sat and lasts until 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

Preparation for the wedding has already started. A huge glass-front tent has been put up on the 50-acre Astor Courts estate to accommodate Chelsea’s 500 guests.

As we previously reported, the whole wedding will cost about $3 million. Celebrity guests in attendance will include Oprah as well as heads of state and titans of industry. Unfortunately, mother of the bride Hillary Clinton did not invite her boss President Barack Obama!

“I was not invited to the wedding,” President Obama said on a pre-taped segment of ABC’s The View on July 29, “because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband [Marc Mezvinsky].” Plus, “you don’t want two presidents at one wedding! All the secret service, guests going through (metal detectors), all the gifts being torn apart …” the Prez joked.

Here are the other juicy details about the wedding:

- The wedding planner is Bryan Rafanelli of Boston. Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris, is doing the flowers. Jimmy Vali, president of Vali Entertainment in Norwood, N.J., is coordinating the music.

- Security at Saturday’s wedding on the grounds of Astor Courts, a private, French-style mansion overlooking the Hudson could cost $200,000 because of all the high-level politicians and global celebrities.

- Place settings cost $100 a person.

- Invitations cost $150 a person.

- A hand-painted runner down the aisle.

- $6,000 a table setting for food and drink from multiple vendors.

- $600,000 for air-conditioned tents.

Click HERE for even more details on Chelsea’s big day!!!

PLUS! Rhinebeck, NY LOVES Chelsea & Marc! Click here for 400+ photos!

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    Boo Hearne Carroll

    Posted at 11:24 PM on July 29, 2010  

    Chelsea Clinton deserves this special day more than anyone I know. What she has seen, heard and read about her parents over the years is enough to break a weaker person. Had Chelsea not been there, her parents would have divorced long ago. She kept them together. I am sure as her father walks her down the aisle, both he and her mother will be thankful they stuck it out as a family. She quietly went on to get a great education and has worked for some outstanding companies. She did this herself. Yes, she has famous parents, but if she did not have the intelligence she couldn’t have kept them. She is not movie star pretty, but she has a lovely dignity that all the Botox and plastic surgery in the world cannot buy. I hope she and her husband live happily ever after. I’m sure Bill is really looking forward to being a grandpa. God bless.

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    ricochet

    Posted at 4:45 PM on July 29, 2010  

    Let’s just hope she picked better than her mother did!

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    scarla

    Posted at 4:04 PM on July 29, 2010  

    $3 million dollars to say “I do”. That’s a shameful thing.

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