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Here Comes the Bride…and Groom…

In Mr and Mrs Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky, wedding bells on July 31, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Proud father: Bill Clinton leads his daughter down the aisle in front of 500 guests who had gathered in Rhinebeck for the occasion

The couple had an interdenominational service as Marc is Jewish and Chelsea is a practising Methodist

Perfect day: Chelsea and Marc's big day.

The Hudson River behind them. Chelsea Clinton and husband Marc Mezvinsky pose for photographs after getting married at Astor Courts, in New York state

Happy family: (left to right) Marc Mezvinsky with Hillary Clinton, his bride Chelsea and father-in-law Bill Clinton after the couple's wedding

When Bill Clinton was seen in Rhinebeck earlier this week, someone asked him if his daughter was going to look beautiful on Saturday.

“She looks beautiful every day to me,” the beaming father said.

Earlier in July, Hillary Clinton told Polish media that she was enjoying taking part in her daughter’s wedding planning.

“It’s a very happy time for my family,” she said. “It truly is the most important thing in my life right now.”

Steenburgen, who told CNN that she has known the Clintons for 30 years, predicted tears from the former president by the end of the night.

“Knowing my friend Bill … I can honestly tell you that I’m sure he’ll be crying his eyes out,” she said.

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The bride and groom look like a perfect match. Best Wishes for their happiness ever more.

UPdated: New Wedding Pics…

In Bill and Hillary Clinton, Mr and Mrs Marc and Chelsea Mezvinsky, wedding bells on July 31, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Wedding guests wait for a bus to depart the Delamater Inn to go to Chelsea Clinton's and Marc Mezvinsky's wedding in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on Saturday, July 31. (Mike Groll / AP)

Vera Wang, Bridal Couture to the Wedding Party

You all know who these people are- They are YOUR nosey neighbors. 🙂

UPDATE:

“With “great pride and overwhelming emotion,” Bill and Hillary Clinton announced that Chelsea and Marc Mezvinsky were officially wed.”

Everything went according to plan—and it has been an impressively prepared quasi-military operation: nuptials as the Normandy Invasion. They are now officially husband and wife.

Investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (this will be a rare mention of the groom in this story, and the only time he’ll get top billing) married former presidential daughter Chelsea Clinton in the sleepy upstate New York village of Rhinebeck, on the banks of the Hudson River. Accounting for the bride and groom’s disparate religious heritage, Rabbi James Ponet and Reverend William Shillady conducted the interfaith ceremony.

“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,” Bill and Hillary Clinton said Saturday night in a joint statement. “We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family. On behalf of the newlyweds, we want to give special thanks to the people of Rhinebeck for welcoming us and to everyone for their well-wishes on this special day.”

Check back later on…. there will be new postings and  new pics as they become available…

Chelsea’s and Marc’s Royal Wedding Day is here….

In Bill and Hillary Clinton, wedding bells on July 31, 2010 at 3:46 pm

RHINEBECK, N.Y. — Chelsea Clinton is poised to marry her longtime boyfriend at an exclusive estate along New York’s Hudson River after weeks of secrecy and buildup that had celebrity watchers flocking to the small village for the Saturday evening nuptials.

The crowd began forming midmorning after weeks of intrigue and secrecy about a ceremony with a VIP guest list said to include such luminaries as TV talk show host Oprah Winfrey and filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

The 30-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to wed her boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, at a ceremony with 400 to 500 guests. Details of the wedding were kept fanatically close to the vest, with shopkeepers, innkeepers, vendors and restaurateurs sworn to secrecy. Roads were blocked off, the skies were closed over the estate and inconvenienced neighbors were soothed with a complimentary bottle of wine.

Donna Vena drove 50 miles to Rhinebeck from her home of Mount Kisco, New York, in the hopes of spotting a celebrity.

“Why not?” she asked Saturday morning, a camera slung over her shoulder. “Big story. Maybe see Oprah.”

Nearby, two young women passed out slices of pizza with “I do” written in pepperoni.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the hotel where many of the guests are staying were rewarded Friday night when the Clintons exited a van arm-in-arm outside the Beekman Arms Hotel.

Shortly before 11 p.m.,last night, the former first lady, wearing a long green dress, waved to the cheering crowd waiting behind metal barricades and quickly went into the hotel. She left with the former president about a half-hour later.

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These two look familiar... as they are caught leaving their daughter's rehersal dinner..

People stand outside the Delamater Inn waiting for guests to arrive in Rhinebeck, N.Y., for the wedding of Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on on Saturday, July 31. (Mike Groll / AP)

ctor Ted Danson and wife Mary Steenburgen arrive at the Delamater Inn. (Mike Groll / AP)

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright waves as she leaves a party for Chelsea Clinton in Rhinebeck, N.Y., on July 30. (Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters)

Former President Bill Clinton walks down the streets of Rhinebeck, N.Y., on July 30, 2010, the day before his daughter Chelsea's wedding. (Andrew Gombert / EPA)

A man walks on East Market Street in Rhinebeck, where a sign hangs congratulating the couple. (Mike Groll / AP)

Earlier Friday, Bill Clinton made an appearance around lunchtime Friday, popping out of a car and walking a few blocks, greeting people on his way to a restaurant. Looking fit and relaxed in blue jeans and a black knit shirt, he gave easy answers to questions shouted by well-wishers and reporters.

The former president’s half brother, Roger Clinton, was spotted early Saturday afternoon with his son Tyler, picking up food at the same restaurant. When asked by reporters if he was excited, Roger Clinton said, “Yes, very excited” as they slipped into a waiting SUV.

The wedding is set to take place at Astor Courts, a secluded estate along the Hudson River built as a Beaux Arts style playground for John Jacob Astor IV more than a century ago. The estate features the sort of commanding view that once inspired Hudson River School painters, as well as 50 acres of buffer space to shield the party from prying eyes.

Chelsea Clinton and Mezvinsky were friends as teenagers in Washington, and both attended Stanford University. They now live in New York, where Mezvinsky works at G3 Capital, a Manhattan hedge fund. Mezvinsky worked previously at Goldman Sachs as an investment banker.

Clinton completed her master’s degree in public health earlier this year at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.

Mezvinsky is a son of former U.S. Reps. Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky of Pennsylvania and Ed Mezvinsky of Iowa, longtime friends of the Clintons.