It’s been a little over a week since the biggest wedding of the summer happened for Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky. The Rhinebeck, N.Y. affair appears to have been a beautiful and private wedding that allowed the bride and groom to shine on their special day.
It’s refreshing to see that the day was about them and not her father’s fame or inner circle. However, it was no tiny occasion either. About 400 people came to see Chelsea and Marc get married in a picture-perfect interfaith ceremony. Marc is Jewish so the wedding included some of our favorite traditions as detailed in the photos.
Chelsea, who is now 30, wore a gown by Vera Wang who also happens to be a friend of the family. The strapless ivory silk gown had intricate beading at the waist. Millie Martini Bratten, editor-in-chief of Brides magazine said, “She looked very much a modern princess in 2010 … simple and chic and modern.”
Venue – Astor Courts Mansion, Rhinebeck NY
Photographer – de Manio Photography
Floral Design – Winston Flowers and Jeff Leatham
Dress – Vera Wang
Coordinator – Brian Rafanelli
Mother of Bride Dress – Oscar de la Renta
Tuxedo – Christopher Bailey for Burberry
Rabbi – James Ponet
Gluten Free Wedding Cake – La Tulipe Dessert
What a stunning and breath-taking moment! Chelsea’s long, flowing veil and picture-perfect Vera Wang gown give her the ultimate bridal look. She has since grown up to become a strong and beautiful woman, and linked to the arm of her father on her wedding day reminds us of her special relationship and childhood in the White House.
Chelsea is one happy bride! We love Mark and Chelsea’s simple and beautiful ketubah, neatly framed and on display at the ceremony. While wrapped in his tallit, he looks at his bride adoringly and girls across America melt! We can’t help but notice how tightly and excitedly they hold hands. Random piece of Yentas advice #273: Make like “Titanic” and never let go. No, really! Try at all times to be near your partner; hold hands; touch shoulders. This is the most special day you two will experience together and little squeezes and hand holds throughout the day literally bring you closer.
Bliss! And wow! Here’s our chance to check out that amazing detail on that Vera Wang number. The rouched bodice with the beaded waistline fits Chelsea like a glove. She obviously had the fortune of having “people” but for those of us who are not daughters of United States presidents, we don’t get to have “people” so it’s important to understand what works with your body and your style. A narrow waistline like Chelsea’s is perfect for the beaded band. The strapless dress complements her gorgeous neckline and shoulders. The A-line frame of the skirt hits all the right points, complementing her figure in ever way. High 5, Mrs. Mezvinksy.
Hey, we know those people! They look great, too! Taking time for family photos is a must. Make sure you go over your timeline with your photographer so that you make sure you get the combination you want in the kind of light that the photographer wants. Many times, we see wedding days run late and when the newlyweds get their images back, they’re disappointed that they missed a few. If you’re having a cocktail hour, make sure that your family members who will be photographed are aware of where they need to be for pictures. Looks like mother and father of the bride got the memo!
Hillary’s take on the mother of the bride dress is a standout! Her dark-to-light fuchsia gown is perfectly seasonal for her daughter’s summer, beach town wedding. Hillary’s hairstyle is sleek and formal while still looking like herself. Sometimes, people take special occasions like weddings to change their whole look, but we believe that those kinds of changes should be reserved for Halloween. Weddings and other formal affairs are times to look like the best version of yourself, not change your look completely. It looks like everyone was styled just right!