Posted Wed, August 4, 2010 10:45am EDT

Chelsea Clinton Wedding Photos & New Ceremony Details! Her Wedding Gown, Who Turned Up & All The Details From Rhinebeck!

Posted Wed, August 4, 2010 10:45am EDT

Congratulations, Chelsea! You finally tied the knot to your long-time beau…and your parents say the ceremony was perfect!

It’s official…Chelsea‘s hitched! Former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released a statement saying their daughter, Chelsea, officially wed her long-time beau, Marc Mezvinsky, in front of 400 family members and friends in a ceremony in Rhinebeck, NY July 31.

“Today, we watched with great pride and overwhelming emotion as Chelsea and Marc wed in a beautiful ceremony at Astor Courts, surrounded by family and their close friends,” Bill and Hillary wrote in the statement.

“We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day.”

  1. One guest told the New York Post, that for the first dance, Chelsea and her dad danced to the Frank Sinatra ballad “The Way You Look Tonight,” noting that the former president was “teary-eyed” throughout the dance.
  2. Chelsea and new husband Marc meanwhile took to the floor and performed a choreographed version of “Feeling Good” — choreographed by Dancing with the StarsMaksim Chmerkovskiy!
  3. Jim Valli and his band were among the entertainment for the evening.
  4. The vegan cake from La Tulipe Desserts in Mt. Kisco was apparently chocolate, though an actual photo has yet to be released of the creation. It was 11 tiers and is said to have cost around $11,000.
  5. For her reception, Chelsea changed into a silk tulle Grecian Vera Wang gown with criss cross back and a narrow grosgrain black belt according to Us Weekly.
  6. Guests walked away with a gift bag that included a bottle of wine from the nearby Clinton Vineyards as well as a box of chocolates, pastries from the local Wild Hive Farm Store, and Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment.
  7. The dinner, catered by the St. Regis Hotel in New York, included short ribs, Atlantic char, a vegetarian option, and gluten-free rolls
  8. Bill gave a toast saying that ever since his daughter had been old enough to formulate a thought, he had “been outnumbered” in his household, two to one. Now, with a son-in-law, he said, “the playing field is even. I have someone else on my side.”
  9. Marc also gave an emotional speech about his love for Chelsea and at the end looked directly into her eyes ignoring the rest of the room. Even Bill was brought to tears.
  10. Also emotional, Chelsea dropped the ring while saying her vows with Marc!
  11. The star-studded guest list included Mary Steenburgen, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, actor Ted Danson, film producer Steven Bing, and a handful of congressmen and other prominent Democrats,” reports People. Chelsea’s dress designer, Vera Wang, was also in attendance as were Burberry designer Christopher Bailey and Tribeca Film Festival head Jane Rosenthal.
  12. Chelsea wore a strapless organza gown by Vera, estimated to cost between $20,000 – $25,000, and her brides were also decked out by the famed bridal designer. The 12 bridesmaids dresses were allegedly bridal dresses, according to the Washington Post, dyed a “plummy color” for the ceremony. Chelsea carried gardenias for her walk down the aisle.
  13. Bill, as had been mentioned, did indeed lose the weight his daughter asked him to, shedding what some say is as much as 25 pounds.
  14. As for the men, they all wore Burberry. In following with tradition, Marc wore a tallit (Jewish prayer shawl) and yarmulke.
  15. Hillary was in one of her favorites, Oscar de la Renta, and DC hairdresser Isabelle Goetz did her softer and blonder locks for the evening. Her dress is estimated to have cost around $15,000.
  16. The flower covered chuppah is estimated to have cost between $35,000 and $45,000.
  17. The flowers were roses and hydrangeas, in a purple/pink/blue color.
  18. As for rumored guests Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, and Steven Spielberg, they were nowhere to be found.
  19. The interfaith ceremony was conducted by Rabbi James Ponet and the Reverend William Shillady. Chelsea is Methodist and Marc is Jewish.
  20. A friend read the Leo Marks poem “The Life that I Have” to the couple : The life that I have / Is all that I have / And the life that I have / Is yours / The love that I have / Of the life that I have / Is yours and yours and yours. / A sleep I shall have / A rest I shall have / Yet death will be but a pause / For the peace of my years / In the long green grass / Will be yours and yours and yours.
  21. The flowers were designed by Jeff Leatham, artistic director of Four Seasons George V hotel in Paris, the St. Regis catered the reception and the wedding was planned by Bryan Rafanelli, who previously worked on Hillary’s fundraisers in 2008.
  22. The four foot tall wedding cake had nine-tiers and was sponge cake with chocolate mouse in between and glutten free. Made by La Tulipe Desserts it took 48 hours straight to complete and have over one thousand sugar flowers.
  23. DJ Mia Moretti and violinist Caitlin Moe were among those providing the entertainment for the evening.
  24. The Daily Beast reports that the newlyweds spent the night at The Pierre hotel in New York City on Sunday night before departing for their honeymoon.
  25. Madeleine Albright was reportedly the last to leave the dance floor.
  26. Two of Marc’s brothers (he is one of 11), Andrew “Drew” Mezvinsky and Vu Pham were his best men.
  27. Chelsea and Marc, Hillary and Bill, and Marc’s parents Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky and Edward Mezvinsky all participated in the traditional hora.
  28. Guests had to wear special wristbands to board the bus to the ceremony and reception, which went until 4:30 am.
  29. Guests were forced to hand over cameras and cell phones for the evening to ensure no photos were taken.
  30. Guests attended a family style brunch Sunday morning before heading out of the scenic town.

Now it’s time for the newlyweds to head out on their honeymoon, the destination of which is, of course, still a mystery!

What did you think of Chelsea’s wedding HollywoodLifers? Are you fascinated by her nuptials?

-Kirstin Benson & Chris Spargo


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GILBERT CISHAHAYOI

Posted at 7:43 AM on December 26, 2013  

A toi cherie CHELSEA CLINTON, Aka bisou ko ku munwa(ie have a central kiss from me).I will marry you.I love you, you love me.You will be my wife, I will be your husband, me GILBERT CISHAHAYO BLYTHE. From: GILBERT CISHAHAYO BLYTHE, BUJUMBURA-BURUNDI.

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jianmei

Posted at 8:17 PM on August 3, 2010  

Shma Israel! Now Jews are closer to the goverment:)!

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Russ

Posted at 6:14 PM on August 2, 2010  

Shma Israel! Now Jews are closer to the goverment:)!

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Russ

Posted at 6:12 PM on August 2, 2010  

The funniest thing is how they match each other. Chealsea’s dad is a cheater and her husband’s dad was also a cheater, moreover, he is a felon, who used to steal money from people.

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Russ

Posted at 6:09 PM on August 2, 2010  

3 million $ wedding. This is where my taxes go:)

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Russ

Posted at 6:06 PM on August 2, 2010  

Chelsea is an adopted girl, Hilary is not her real mother. Chelsea’s real mother left her when she was a baby.

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gbtw

Posted at 3:30 PM on August 2, 2010  

hillary looks great in these shots! very surprised and happy with her fashion choices. like the plunging green patterned number, and the wedding day cranberry dress. kudos hill…

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Pamela

Posted at 12:47 AM on August 2, 2010  

I am SO tired of hearing about this wedding. Every place you look there is nothing except this wedding. She is just a normal looking girl. So what if her Dad was President. All he did was lie under oath. Take advantage of naive impressionable girls.Hilery is no better. They both lied about their finaness.No one knows what she does now. All I’ve seen & heard is zip. If this is our royalty. No Thank You.I do not like Chelsey’s dress. She has no taste in clothing. What could we expect. Look who her role model’S are.May we move on to something more interesting. PLEASE.

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Stay Focused

Posted at 1:48 PM on August 11, 2010  

Considering that you’re so tired of hearing about the wedding you sure have spent a lot of time responding. So what if you don’t like her dress, it’s hers not yours and apparently it’s what SHE wanted. So what if you don’t care for her parents, that’s your opinion and you don’t speak for everyone. But I will say one thing – if you spent more time off the internet and in school learning how to spell maybe someone would take your comments seriously.

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just my opinion

Posted at 9:11 PM on August 1, 2010  

What? Now all of a sudden only “beautiful” people deserve to be happy? Why even comment on her looks at all? It isnt even as if she can CONTROL her DNA. Her wedding was Very beautiful, lucky girl.

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jensen

Posted at 4:13 PM on August 1, 2010  

for the record being handsome or beautiful is not the most important quality in a human being. Kindness, compassion and many other qualities remain long after beauty fades. and every bride is beautiful with the radiance of love on her wedding day. It is just a bit patronizing to say someone is a beautiful or handsome person when clearly they are not..Most humans are not and know it so I think it is offensive to say someone is when that is untrue. It contributes to the overemphasis on all things superficial…why not speak of qualities that are real and true..that she is an intelligent, accomplished young woman who has maintained enormous dignity in the face of many daunting challenges and remains to this day a lady.

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jensen

Posted at 4:07 PM on August 1, 2010  

good for them I hope they are happy…sorry to say, as many news reporter say she is beautiful, i beg to differ..this girl is plain at best

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bcmom

Posted at 10:47 AM on August 1, 2010  

Do they have a friend named Leo Marks? The author of the poem, Leo Marks, died in 2001.

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Alex

Posted at 9:40 AM on August 1, 2010  

Atleast they seemed to invite true family friends and not a who’s who of Hollywood and D.C. celebs, that may be why Obama wasn’t on the list. Obama on “The View” talking about security at the wedding I believe is B.S. I think he got snubed.

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John F. C. Taylor

Posted at 7:58 AM on August 1, 2010  

If it weren’t for the political influence he is marrying into, I doubt she’d have a husband. At least not on looks. If not for the secret service, she probably would have been picked up by an animal control officer by now. Whoever said all brides are beautiful never got a look at C.C.

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dele

Posted at 9:41 AM on August 1, 2010  

You need to have your glasses checked she is very attractive.

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Patricia

Posted at 2:38 PM on August 1, 2010  

I agree that Chelsea is an attractive young lady and also very intelligent. I wish both of them a long and happy life together.

 
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Brenda

Posted at 12:30 PM on August 1, 2010  

A few sour grapes here, I see!

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just my opinion

Posted at 9:15 PM on August 1, 2010  

my first comment was meant to be posted under here. I feel for whoever you marry, cause it is clear you couldn’t care less about what LASTING (looks arent it) Qualities they have on the inside.

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Posted at 10:08 PM on July 31, 2010  

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jonna Christensen

Posted at 4:36 PM on July 31, 2010  

I am looking forward to se all the pictures from Chelseas wedding,I like the whole Family,-I used to live down the block from Rhinebeck in Hyde Park where the sct Andrews seminar was ,The Culinary institute, where my Husband then worked.as a Teacher,hope she has a wonderfull week-end in Rhinebeck.congrats.Danish me.Jonna.

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Milania

Posted at 11:40 AM on July 31, 2010  

The Clinton’s have corrected the rumor about the wedding costing $3 Million. It is in the six figures.

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