President Biden and First Lady
welcomed their granddaughter Naomi King Biden’s wedding to Peter George Heermann Neal today at the White House. On the South Lawn, the wedding ceremony was held in front of about 250 guests at 11:00 EST.
Neal and Naomi Biden exchanged vows at a chilly late-morning ceremony on the South Lawn, which was used as a wedding venue for the first time. Temperatures were in the mid-40s. The bride is a president’s grandchild, making it the first wedding at the White House.
The President and First Lady praised Naomi for her growth, self-discovery, and ability to create such an amazing life for herself. “At this point, we are proud to see that she chose Peter as her spouse, and we are honored to welcome him into our family. We wish them happy days filled with laughter and a love that only deepens with time.
A large portion of the South Lawn was covered in dozens of white folding chairs, and the South Portico of the White House was adorned with wreaths and garland with white flowers facing the lawn and the Washington Monument in the distance. No tent was present. Even though it was chilly, some women chose to wear open-toed shoes as they arrived as guests hours before the ceremony.
Naomi Biden, a 28-year-old attorney in Washington, Hunter Biden, the president’s and first lady Jill Biden’s son, and Kathleen Buhle, Hunter’s first wife, are her parents.
Neal, 25, a native of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, just received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In Washington, he is employed by Georgetown University Law Center. His parents are Jackson Hole doctors Mary C. and William “Bill” C. Neal.