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Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky marry amid politicos and celebs


Chelsea Clinton officially tied the knot with investment banker Marc Mezvinksy on Saturday, according to a statement from her parents Bill and Hillary Clinton, surrounded by Washington power players and celebs including Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen.

"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. We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together," the former First Couple said.

In Rhinebeck, N.Y., guests were transported from the quaint Delamater Inn to the 6:30 p.m. nuptials on River Road, by way of shuttles and black Town Cars. The mother of the bride rode in a van.

The interfaith ceremony was officiated by Rabbi James Ponet and the Rev. William Shillady, with reports saying the program included "friends and family reading the Seven Blessings, which are typically recited at traditional Jewish weddings following the vows and exchange of rings."

Chelsea Clinton wedding pictures

A friend of the couple read Leo Marks' poem "The Life That I Have."

Actors Danson and Steenburgen were spotted Saturday afternoon roaming the small town, which was saturated by media.

"I’ve known her since she was a baby, so this is a big moment,” Steenburgen told reporters.

Marie Clinton Bruno, a relative of the former president, praised the location as a "wonderful choice. It reminds me of the Ozarks in Arkansas, except more chic.”

Chelsea and Marc started dating in 2005 and announced their engagement in November 2009. Stay tuned to the Ministry for developments. 

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Marc Mezvinsky walks with Chelsea Clinton after their wedding ceremony at Astor Court in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on July 31, 2010. Genevieve de Manio / Manio Photography / Reuters

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Comments () | Archives (31)

John (Jewish Faith) and I (Roman Catholic) married for 23 years ... are so happy and proud for Chelsea and Marc. Long Live America ... example of "Beauty, Charm, Knowledge & the belief of interfaith marriage. Mazal Tov.

Maria & John Dublon

Best wishes from pamela and happy marriage to you.

wawoo! what a bueatiful gown Chelsea! wonderful wedding God bless you all and may he protect your marriage as how he protected the marriage of Sarah and Ibraham in the bible.

No, Honest John, all democrats don't hate the USA, we just hate people like you . . . but you know all about that. You are a very sad person and you continue to show your ignorance by your comments. . . so keep it up!

To Nana and Nov - both posters who discussed the fact that a Rabbi desecrates the Sabbath by performing a marriage on Saturday - you are indeed correct. However a Jewish wedding can be performed on Saturday as long as it occurs after the first star has appeared - in other words after the Sabbath is over.

Beth: Did you mind when Rush Limbaugh -- marrying for the fourth time, to a woman half his age (obviously, it's because he's *so* healthy and good-looking, NOT) -- spent millions on his wedding?
I'm willing to bet the answer is no.
Hate to break this to you, but they are private citizens spending their own money, bad economy or not.
If a morally bankrupt, screeching hypocrite like Limbaugh can get married -- at least the prostitutes in the Dominican Republican can rest easy for now -- then so can Chelsea Clinton, who seems to be a pretty decent, likable person.
That's how it goes in a free society, Beth.

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