Vogue magazine published an exclusive issue on the wedding of Naomi Biden, President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, even though the White House banned press and repeatedly insisted the wedding was a “private” affair.
The outlet was given behind-the-scenes access to a wedding photoshoot at the White House on Saturday, along with exclusive coverage of the prep Naomi Biden and her now-husband Peter Neal went through before their nuptials.
In their issue, Vogue compared Naomi Biden, Hunter Biden’s daughter, to the Princess of Monaco. The outlet described the extravagance she of the wedding, including Ralph Lauren designers, Jimmy Choo shoes, and a “gold embroidered seafoam blue Reem Acra dress.”
“After all, a White House wedding is our country’s version of a royal one,” Vogue wrote in their gushing review.
“The wedding of Naomi Biden and Peter is a private one. The family — it’s a family event. And Naomi and Peter have asked that their wedding be closed to the media, and we are respecting their wishes.” @PressSec, last weekhttps://t.co/NBrqTJwfbi
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) November 22, 2022
The newlywed couple has been living in the White House for several months before the wedding. (RELATED: Hunter Biden’s Daughter Naomi Gets Married At The White House)
All other outlets were banned from setting foot on the South Lawn while the wedding was being held, and were not allowed to cover the White House event due to the couple saying it was a “private” wedding.
Before the wedding, several reporters pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on why the administration is going against precedent by not allowing any press coverage of the event.
“Naomi and Peter have asked that their wedding be closed to the media, and we are respecting their wishes. This is something that the couple has decided,” Jean-Pierre said.
There have been only 19 weddings at the White House in history, and Naomi Biden’s wedding was the first one to be held on the South Lawn.
The couple said their vows at 11 a.m. and then had a small family luncheon inside the White House. Guests attended a reception in the evening.
The president is expected to pay for the entirety of the wedding, a bill that will come out at a minimum of $300,000, CNN reported.