Naomi Biden wed her husband Peter Neal in a modest Ralph Lauren gown reminiscent to bridal gowns worn by Nicky Hilton, Pippy Middleton, and Grace Kelly. The custom off the shoulder gown covered in Chantilly lace with high lace collar for modesty, with organza petals placed on the bodice was fit for the granddaughter of a President of the United States, President and First Lady Joe Biden. The groom wore a black 3-piece suit with a black tie and flower broach. In a lavish ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, the couple took their vows overlooking the Washington and Jefferson Memorials.
Lily Collins, Priyanka Chopra, Lauren Bush Lauren, and most recently before Naomi, Jennifer Lopez all worn Ralph Lauren Bridal. And all these brides opted for modest gowns that will make any girl or misses ogle, as they dream of their big day. The gown was accompanied by a long flowing veil.
Bryan Rafanelli was the design architect of the wedding. Working closely with couple, Rafanelli created a fairytale of a green and white color palette. White flowers and their greenery cascaded down the railing of the Truman balcony. Of the wedding Rafanelli noted on Instagram: “I am honored to have had the opportunity to bring Peter and Naomi’s vision for their wedding day to life and to work in this historic house once again. As with every private celebration, we have worked closely with the couple and their families to create a beautiful and elegant celebration reflecting their story while highlighting the rich history of the White House.”
According to Vogue he planned Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, and designed Obama White House state and holiday dinners. Walked down the aisle by her parents, Hunter Biden and Kathleen Buhle to Verve’s Bitter Sweet Symphony, the oldest granddaughter to the President and her 250 guests were met with cold Washington, DC forty-degree temps. Luckily, the sun shone for the 11:14am EST duration of the ceremony and lasted until 11:50am.
The President and First Lady hosted a luncheon for the couple, who are both attorneys and were introduced to each other in 2018, and who have been living on the third floor of the White House. “It has been a joy to watch Naomi grow, discover who she is, and carve out such an incredible life for herself,” the renowned grandparents shared in a statement after the wedding. “Now, we are filled with pride to see her choose Peter as her husband and we’re honored to welcome him to our family. We wish them days full of laughter and a love that grows deeper with every passing year.”
Naomi is no stranger to Ralph Lauren. She wore the American designer to her grandfather’s inauguration in January 2020, and sat front row at the Fall 2022 runway show for the brand in New York in march with her sister Finnegan.
The president opted for a dark blue suit and the First Lady dazzled in teal dress with a darker shade of teal A-line coat with matching gloves and silver pumps. It the nineteenth White House wedding in history and the first White House wedding for the granddaughter of a president.