Bride Naomi Biden and groom Peter Neal with President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. Official White House photo by Adam Schultz.
President Joe Biden’s eldest granddaughter, Naomi Biden married now first-grandson-in-law Peter Neal on the South Lawn of the White House on Saturday, November 19. Naomi isn’t the only relative of an Oval Office dweller to get married this month: Tiffany Trump, daughter of former President Donald Trump, tied the knot a week earlier in Palm Beach. We take a look at how the weddings have stacked up.
the wedding scene
Tiffany’s nuptials took place at the Trump-owned Mar-A-Lago “Winter White House.” Meanwhile, Naomi said “I do” at the royal White House in the first wedding ceremony that took place on the South Lawn. Despite their high-profile families, both weddings were relatively small, with a maximum of 250 guests.
The influence of Grace Kelly
Fashion reports that Naomi’s Ralph Lauren lace dress was a reference to the high-necked dress Grace Kelly wore at her wedding to the Prince of Monaco, Ranier III. The movie star-turned-royal also inspired a look at Tiffany’s wedding: bridesmaid Ivanka Trump, who donned an arctic blue gown that echoed Kelly’s outfit in the Hitchcock film. To catch a thief.
The one who raises the eyebrows
There was the initial question about whether taxpayers were footing the bill for Naomi’s White House wedding, the answer was no; White House officials shared that the family was covering the costs. Trump’s wedding offered less bureaucratic (but far more delicious) drama when Ivanka removed her brother’s fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle, from her post-wedding Instagram. Officials have yet to make a statement on Crop-gate.
Lol Ivanka Cropped Kimberly Guilfoyle From Tiffany’s Wedding Photos pic.twitter.com/AOIWRlOwf9
— Natalie Betance (@nataliebetance) November 13, 2022
Naomi’s white fondant cake had seven tiers. (One guest described her slice as “lemon” to Washington Post.) The cake at the Tiffany event, er, trump, that stunning confection, with a maximum of eight layers. Her dessert was designed to resemble the seven-foot floral cake at the wedding of Donald and his mom Marla Maples.
after the holidays
In addition to wedding bells, both presidential patriarchs commemorated major events in the days after their respective holidays. The 45th president announced his candidacy for 2024 three days after his daughter walked down the aisle, and the 46th president celebrated his 80th birthday with brunch the day after his granddaughter’s party. .
The Tiffany Factor
Naomi donned bling — specifically, diamond and pearl drop earrings — from the turquoise-box brand Tiffany & Co. The Tiffany at Tiffany’s wedding was, well, Tiffany, named after the glitzy jewelry company.