Chelsea Clinton’s wedding details: Vera Wang gown & no Pres. Obama


Chelsea Clinton’s wedding is happening any day now! Everybody is pretty excited, and many think that the wedding will be the social event of the summer. The Clintons have so many well-connected friends, and given that Chelsea is their only child (and a beloved child at that), I’m getting the feeling that both Bill and Hillary are encouraging Chelsea to spare no expense for this occasion – the wedding is expected to cost upwards of $5 million. Above is today’s cover of Women’s Wear Daily – a floppy-hat-wearing Chelsea entering the Vera Wang store in NYC. Most sources are pretty confidant that Chelsea is going with a Wang wedding gown, which is a smart and classic choice. Although – Hillary has been seen around Oscar de la Renta’s store, so there was some gossip Chelsea could go old-school princess in de la Renta. My guess is that Hillary is the one who will wear de la Renta, something beautiful and conservative, befitting the Mother of the Bride. Anyway, no designer is talking to the press.

It’s pretty much established that Chelsea will have her ceremony and her reception at the Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York, and that the Clintons are staying at the home of Eric and Andrea Colombel – Andrea is the daughter of George Soros, a longtime Clinton supporter.

As for the groom, his name is Marc Mezvinsky, and little is known about him. He seems just as secretive and quiet as Chelsea, and they’ve been together for several years. Just the fact that we know so little about him makes me think that he’s perfect for Chelsea. The Early Show did this profile on him:

And finally, yes, Pres. Obama is not going to make it. My guess is that it’s not some sort of Obama-hates-the-Clintons story and more about Pres. Obama not wanting to pull focus from the bride, plus he doesn’t want to turn her wedding into a SWAT convention with all of the added security.

How much do you think Bubba is going to cry? My guess: buckets.

Apr. 25, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - CHELSEA CLINTON arriving at the opening night performance of the Broadway revival of ''Promises, Promises'' at The Broadway Theatre in New York City on 04-25-2010. 2010..K64669HMc. © Red Carpet Pictures

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton delivers a keynote address at a Center for American Progress/Democratic Leadership Council symposium to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing in Washington April 16, 2010. Picture taken April 16, 2010. A nuclear fix to the leaking well has been touted online and in the occasional newspaper op-ed for weeks now. Washington has repeatedly dismissed the idea and BP execs say they are not considering an explosion -- nuclear or otherwise. But as a series of efforts to plug the 60,000 barrels of oil a day gushing from the sea floor have failed, talk of an extreme solution refuses to die. Even former U.S. President Clinton has voiced support for the idea of an explosion to stem the flow of oil, albeit one using conventional materials rather than nukes. To match Special Report OIL-SPILL/NUKES   REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS ENERGY DISASTER HEADSHOT)

39688, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Monday April 19, 2010. Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton struggles up to the St. Regis Hotel as she recently broke her foot. Now confined to crutches and a plastic cast, Chelsea admitted that she had no idea how it had happened. She found out that she had broken her heel after seeing her doctor for increasing pain in her foot. Chelsea is expected to be off the crutches well before her wedding to long time boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky in July. Photograph:

43001, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday July 27, 2010. Hillary Rodham Clinton, United States Secretary of State, visits her daughter Chelsea at her apartment in New York City. Reportedly Chelsea will wed her fiance Marc Mezvinsky July 31st. Photograph:

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  1. denise says:

    Chelsea looks just like her mom, and that’s not a good thing. Why does she look so old, is’nt she in her twenties?
    I would hate to have all these politicians at my wedding. Well than again, they must give great monetary presents, with tax payer dollars.

    P.S. Hope she gets her teeth whitened before the nuptials.

  2. Raven says:

    The Clintons got the ideal daughter–smart, kind, scandal-free. I’m sure she will be absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day. I agree that Hillary was probably shopping for herself.

    Chelsea’s wedding only has guests that Chelsea knows personally so let’s can the political snark, shall we? She’s not a politician and I don’t believe her future husband is either.

  3. meme says:

    I wouldn’t invite Obama either. The Clintons did a good job raising their daughter and I’m not a fan of theirs either.

  4. denise says:

    @ Raven

    Get real. Her family is politics, of course they would be there in droves. Why so defensive?

    And yes I do think she is very well rounded girl.

  5. Syko says:

    You know, if Obama went to the wedding, he’d be criticized for being frivolous when we have major crises going on. I’m sure he was invited.

    No, Chelsea isn’t a classic beauty, but she’s a very nice young woman who will grow into her looks, just as her mother did. And she has nice healthy looking teeth – who says everyone has to have paper-white teeth? Most people’s lean naturally toward various shades of yellow.

  6. Kelly says:

    @Denise, Chelsea never asked to be in the public eye, she’s not a starlet or singer or wannabe of any kind… so why criticize her appearance? She’s been blessed/cursed by having very famous politicians as parents. And politicians are not known for their looks.

  7. meme says:

    Obama doesn’t seem to preoccupied with the major crisis in the GOM. He can’t even be bothered to spend more than a couple of hours there. He needs to see firsthand what’s going on just like Rudy did on 9/11. Worst president ever. Hate on me all you like.

  8. denise says:

    Most people’s lean naturally toward various shades of yellow.

    @ Syko

    I thought that part of your statement was funny.
    My teeth are’nt white either, due to coffee consumption.But if I were getting married, I’d consider whitening them for the occasion. I would’nt want yellow teeth in my wedding photos, u know.

  9. Leticia says:

    @Denise, I agree with you again. You usually post before I get a chance to, and you usually say what I was going to say anyway.

  10. denise says:

    @ Leticia

    You are my twin.


  11. denise says:

    @ Kelly

    YOu’re right, it’s not her fault she has ugly parents. Sorry. Why is everyone so pissy? Smile , it’s Wednesday.

  12. Kate says:

    Several comments:

    1. The groom is similarly from a political family — his mother was a congresswoman for years and years. His father also was convicted of some kind of fraud, I believe. If you think the guest list only includes “friends” of Chelsea, well, naive doesn’t even begin to cover it.

    2. The Clintons have done a wonderful job protecting Chelsea from unnecessary media scrutiny and allowing her to be her own person. Not everyone who has famous parents also wants to be famous. Good for them; good for her.

    3. $5 million wedding? I guess Hillary has been able to unload that horrible campaign debt with which she was saddled.

  13. jen says:

    The National Enquirer has a funny story about how she is in full panic mode, worried that her future hubby will cheat & that she is afraid she will disgrace her family.

    LOL! Don’t worry sweetie, your father is Bill Clinton!

  14. canadianchick says:

    Congrats to her! But yes, a little tooth whitening, unless her photographer touches them up with Photoshop.

  15. mimi says:

    Chelsea does seem to have her head on straight..amazing with the parents she had.

    Congrats on the wedding and hope you have many happy years together 🙂

  16. The Bobster says:

    She’s marrying into a family of criminals. Somehow, that’s fitting.

    And you can bet that Bubba isn’t forking over the $3 million for the wedding. Hell, he even tried to write off his used undies on his income tax.

    BTW, Chelseeeeah, keep the hat.

  17. Morgs says:

    5 million dollars? Ahh, to be an East Coast Elite.

  18. mslewis says:

    Some of you are really mean. Perhaps a bit jealous that Chelsea is an accomplished young woman who is going to marry a nice young man while you sit your fat asses down behind a computer and make nasty comments on a gossip message board all day. You poor things.

    Anyway, I think it would be hilarious if Rhinebeck was an elaborate ruse and the wedding takes place on Martha’s Vineyard instead!! Whatever happens, I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures.

    If that first pic in the hat is Chelsea going into Vera Wang, I am surprised. Vera usually goes to the bride for final fittings. In fact, Vera’s usual MOA is to final fit the bride WEEKS before the wedding and in the final days, her staff gathers up everything and they check into a hotel at the venue where she can personally dress the bride. So, Chelsea going to Vera’s shop (which is not where Vera’s custom dresses are made) three days before the wedding is a surprise to me.

  19. snowball says:

    How DO you spend that much on a wedding. Seriously? That’s insane. You’ve got to be a mega-maniac throwing a huge wedding to drop that kind of money, don’t you? Even with security?

    Damn, I’d want my wedding day to at least be confined to include people I could name, whether my parents or future in-laws are political whores or not.

    I was fairly neutral about Hillary but thought it was funny about her campaign “debt” and her personal loan to herself that she was unable to discharge when I knew she and Bubba were loaded to their eyeballs. I guess that’s the way all of Washington (and I’m not excluding Obama or any Republicans) operates.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea’s trip to Vera’s was a total smokescreen. She probably looked at something else, although if Vera’s not doing her wedding dress, she might be a little pissy about it now that everyone thinks she is (Vera, that is).

  20. fugly says:

    oh gosh. her face. her teeth. no close-ups. no more. please.

  21. denise says:

    @ Ms Lewis

    Yes, we’re jealous that Chelsea is going to marry a man who has a shady past and is most likely criminal and that she comes from a family of lizards. Yes real jealous. NOT.

  22. Bite me says:

    It’s Chelsea future father in law that went to federal prison not her future husband. And most of that money is probably for security

  23. Angelina says:

    @denise – I highly doubt that you are much higher than Chelsea on the looks scale of 1-10.

  24. Mairead says:

    The groom’s father was involved in some dodgy dealing, but it doesn’t mean that the son was and it certainly hasn’t been proven, so perhaps being a bit more careful with language wouldn’t go astray.

    Chelsea has always seemed like a capable woman to me. I wouldn’t say entirely scandal-free, what little scandal it was. I remember her getting very het up in protests at the start of the Iraq ‘Conflict’ when she was at Oxford. She was one of those “America should do whatever it wants and you’re all a big bunch of meanypants for not supporting us” organisations. She had the courage of her convictions I suppose.

    Why the drama over her teeth, Syko is right: are they still in her head? Yes. None of them are protruding into her eyeballs? No. She can chew? Presumably, so they’re doing their job. End of.

  25. Mairead says:

    Oh yeah, and Bubba is totally going to become Blubba 😆

  26. bros says:

    I saw an interview with Hillary on this the other day. Obama was indeed invited, and like the classy guy he is, knows to turn down an invitation when it will make the day turn into something other than what it is about: chelsea.

  27. KM says:

    why don’t they use some of that $5million to pay for all the extra security that they are unloading on NY taxpayers?

    Leer-jet liberals and their sickening hypocrisy. So generous with others’ money, so selfish with their own.

  28. Tess says:

    Random thoughts about the wedding:

    This is the launch of Madame Cankles presidential campaign.

    Applying makeup with a trowel tends to be aging.

    Not “everybody” is excited about this event. Many consider Pres and Ms. Clinton as careerist grifters and a national embarrassment.

  29. jen says:

    “Leer-jet liberals”! Hahaha! What a great term-I’m totally stealing that, KM!!

  30. denise says:

    @ Angelina

    I am most definitely prettier than her, but she beats me in the money department. Hell cant’ have it all.

    @ Tess

    LOL!! at your statement.

  31. heb says:

    She deserves it–Congratulations Chelsea!

  32. Rachel says:


    You seem to be a very hateful person. I don’t know how anyone could hate on Chelsea, she seems like a really nice woman. As for the man she’s marrying, he does not have a shady or criminal past. His father does, but you can’t brand someone as shady or criminal based on their father’s actions. I mean, if you could, one would say your children (future children?) are just hateful shrews and that isn’t necessarily true.

  33. denise says:


    Yes I am hateful right? How about everyone else who is attacking me huh?
    I simply stated somethings that may have been humorous to some and offensive to others. I thought we were supposed to be having fun with these posts. Why does everyone get their panties all in a bunch? Is Chelsea your daughter?
    I don’t know if the man is criminal or not, but clearly his family is. Well as the old saying goes, the apple does’nt fall far from the tree.
    And don’t mention my children, because you are out of line.

  34. xxodettexx says:

    umm, i hate to stop the liberal-hate speech flow that seems to be happening on this comment string, but i also know dozens of super-rich elite CONSERVATIVES that spend as much if not more than the clinton’s are paying… for the super-rich [ahem, liberal and conservative], money never seems to be an obstacle when wanting to flaunt their high-living style!

    and RIGHT NOW, i want to be a jealous catty brat and trash talk any person wanting to spend that much money on a freaking wedding, BUT i will at least be honest in admitting that if roles were reversed and i was super rich with super rich connections, i could see myself spending millions on a fun party…

    ultimately, its up to the bride and groom to decide how to use their and their families money on that “special” day

  35. A Rose says:

    @Rachel…. Thanks for giving Denise and her twin a bit of the truth.

    Denise and twin your comments are so catty that it must be envy. Best Wishes to Chelsea and Congrats to Mark.
    Enjoy your day!

    President Obama has the support of people who voted him in. The vote was for change and to begin to right the ship.. He’s doing just.

  36. aenflex says:

    Jesus can she not afford teeth whitening? She’s always been on the homely side but shit at least she could try!

  37. benny says:

    She’s not a model or actress, so her looks are not important. People who continue to criticize a smart, nice, well-behaved young woman solely on her looks are really pathetic. Or, they hate women and this is an avenue to let their viciousness come out. Either way, what pathetic losers.

  38. Jeri says:

    Hope it’s a wonderful wedding so the bride & groom can cherish the memories for many many years and I hope they will be very happy.

    Best wishes to the Bride & Groom.

  39. Obvious says:

    So it’s oke to attack the children of others but you’re own are untouchable? that sounds a bit hypocritical to me.

    @KM how do you know they aren’t paying for a majority or all of the security?

    Let’s lay off Chelsea. She is very rarely in the spotlight, and when she is it is only because of her parents. She lies low, and doens’t want to be famous, so lets give her the anonymity she desires. Congrats to her.

  40. Angelina says:

    @Denise – Is that you in the Betty Boop shirt on the left in your avatar?

  41. denise says:

    AS in the words of Tony Montana,

    Say goodbye to the bad guy.

    Must be on my way to pick up my hateful children. Lol!

  42. Rachel says:


    You stating that your children are off limits is laughable. First of all I obviously had no idea if you had children or not. I used that statement to prove the point that you saying Marc was a criminal because his parents were is ridiculous. So you’re pissed off that I mention your kids (which I didn’t know you had) and then in the very same post you say ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ in reference to Marc’s criminal father. Pot, meet Kettle.

  43. Tess says:

    @ Rachel

    There is a difference between someone making annonymous comments on a gossip site and people who choose a public life.

    Not that I condone judging children by their parents’ wrongdoing.

    But Chelsea Clinton became a fully public person when she campaigned during her mother’s first presidential run, so she’s fair play now that she’s combining politics with her wedding.

    And she is. When the rich choose to keep things private, they keep things private. This wedding is a PR orchestrated event uniting two political and criminal families.

  44. Juice in LA says:

    Wow some people (@denise) are being really harsh! Good on everyone else who took the meanies to task.

    I just wish Chelsea the best, and think she will look beautiful no matter what- I think she’s a perfectly lovely girl, and I don’t get why people think Hilary is unattractive. She’s in her 60s, and I think she looks darn good. Have you seen the mules Billy Boy cheated on Hils with?

    Cripe, its an insult not just to Hilary, but to mules!

  45. Pix says:

    I hate political discussions on gossip sites. That being said, I hope they close the air space above the venue. I think the worst thing for Chelsea would be an outside wedding with paparazzi in helicopters.

  46. Lala11_7 says:

    It’s so funny when folks call Obama the worst president ever after 2 years…but neglect to say NOTHING about the GOP President’s that sold working class citizens down the road for the last 30 years…which is why we’re in this b.s. in the FIRST PLACE!!!

    How about this…keep your hateful rants about the President off a gossip blog and choke on your ice cold hateraide regarding a young woman who has been a credit to her parents and a perfect example of what a child of a President is SUPPOSE to be…

  47. buckley says:

    Looks just don’t matter that much when you’re classy, educated and nice.

  48. hellen says:

    “You know, if Obama went to the wedding, he’d be criticized for being frivolous when we have major crises going on.”

    Too late. He’s already getting plenty of flack for going on that yak-fest, The View. And it was “classy” to decline the wedding invitation? Please. He’s got better things to do like play golf and go to fundraisers.

  49. Cheyenne says:

    Before you guys start bitching about how much this wedding costs, do any of you know how much the Clintons are paying out of their own finances?

    I figured you didn’t.

    @denise: If you don’t want anyone to rag on your children, then maybe you’d better not rag on anyone else’s children.

  50. Tess says:

    @ Lala11_7

    Thank you for for your tolerant suggestion that people who disagree with you “choke on our ice cold hateraide.”

    And a lovely day to you, too.

  51. mslewis says:

    @denise . . . honey, if you are pictured in your avatar then, NO, you are NOT attractive!!

  52. BethL says:

    People sound stupid saying only democrats/liberals spend money. Republicans/conservatives spend just as much. I don’t know if the pricetag is true but I’m sure a lot is going to things like security, accomondations, transportation, etc and the actual wedding. I know people will make a big deal about Obama not going but it would be a huge distraction and inconvenience for everybody.

  53. denise says:

    @ Tess
    Thanks, I thoroughly enjoyed your statement. Geez,Some people are so uptight.

    I can’t wait for the next Chelsea thread.
    BTW that’s not me in my grav, it’s two trannies. I named them Rachel and angelina.

  54. Morgs says:

    @Ms. Lewis

    And I’m positive you are shining beauty. Why don’t you put your (I’m sure ugly) mug so all of us can go after your face as well.

    Chelsea is homely. Good luck on your marriage into a family of crooks. Your parents are no better.

  55. Morgs says:

    @Tess and Denise: you ladies crack me up.

    And Obama not going because he doesn’t want to take the spotlight from Chelsea…that’s laughable. He never shies away from the spotlight. And as a person who voted for him, I seriously no longer support him.

    PS Republicans/GOP haven’t been in power for 30 years. I remember there being this guy with the last name of Carter, and Clinton. Hmm, I wonder if he has any relation to the chick that’s getting married….?

    Both parties suck.

  56. Gail says:

    (tentatively raises hand) ‘Scuse me, but isn’t EVERY person somebody’s child?? Just saying.

  57. denise says:

    @ MOrgs

    You rock!

    @ Gail

    Yes, why yes we are.

  58. canadianchick says:

    Wow, the pack behavior today…@denise I always enjoy your humour.

  59. Gail says:

    LOL That’s what I thought.

    See I noticed that the site is called “Cele|BITCHY” and not “Cele|patty-cake”, or “Cele|demure little ladies” or some such shit. We all came here to express ourselves by ripping on celebrities. But since it’s a bitchy site and attracts bitches like me, we also end up swiping at each other because not all of us think alike or like the same celebs (shocker).

    Denise has been laughing, joking, and being cool through this whole thread. She got jumped on because she said (clutch my pearls) bad things about some chick none of you even know?

    Kiss my fat ass.

    Famous children and children of the famous are fair game. My money helps make those kids ridiculously wealthy and I’ll say what the hell I want about them. Saying we shouldn’t say bad things about ‘someone’s child’ is complete bullshit. Everyone is somebody’s child.

  60. Vicky Corday says:

    “Looks don’t matter”??? Bollocks. Even in alternate universes, looks matter. Her parents need to spend $5,020,000, and get her some reconstructive plastic surgery. They should have been doing it incrementally over the years like Angelina and Nicole, so the transformation was less noticeable.

  61. tess says:

    At the time of the 2008 election, Chelsea Clinton worked for (and could still do, I don’t know) a hedge fund that was established by friends and supporters of her mother.

    After graduating from Oxford, she nabbed a USD$120,000 per year salary working with McKinsey and Co. This is not a typical starting salary for this company, even with her academic credentials.

    While the Clinton’s have done a fine job in raising and nuturing a kind and intelligent daughter, Chelsea has shown she is not above trading on the Clinton name.

  62. Angelina says:

    @Denise – Yeah, I am such a tranny. Boo, hoo.

  63. Angelina says:

    @Gail – you are one brave woman to post your picture.

  64. JJ says:

    She is still so ugly.

  65. Angelina says:

    Yes! WE get it! She’s unattractive.
    The earth continues to turn!!!

  66. Gail says:

    “@Gail – you are one brave woman to post your picture.”


  67. leona says:

    she looks beautiful and I am sure some of you sitting at your computers would like to have her small waist and slim arms. White white teeth look like dentures, I like her natural look.
    you americans, you all look the same,same teeth, same bleached hair, all breast implants and large bottoms and with uneducated heads to go with it.

    Good for Chelsea, she has blossomed into something real, something american young women should try to emulate.

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