I have someone else on my side.” Later the guests hoisted all four parents-including Marc’s dad, former Iowa Rep. The details of the honeymoon were such a closely guarded secret that even the bride had no idea where they were going.Chelsea -- the only child of the former US president and the US secretary of state -- wed Marc Mezvinsky at Astor Courts, an historic 50-acre (20-hectare) estate on the Hudson River, about 100 miles (160 km) north of New York City.“She held his face as if she would cherish him forever.” After a quick gown change (into an ivory tulle Vera Wang dress with a “sexy back” says an observer), the newlyweds then made a splash with their sultry first dance.To “Feeling Good”-and with choreography by pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy-Chelsea at one point took off Marc’s jacket, and he lifted her up.
The Clintons delivered heartfelt words to their daughter.
As for the groom’s family, his mother, former Pennsylvania Rep.
Marjorie Margolies, noted earlier that while in Congress, she supported Clinton’s budget, despite it being an unpopular choice, and joked, “I told Bill I would vote for his package, but he’d have to give me his firstborn.” For dinner the guests chose between arctic char, braised short ribs and a vegetarian dish.
Bill, who kept referring to Marc, a hedge fund trader, as his son, said how proud he was to welcome him into his family-and how relieved he was no longer to be the “outnumbered” male in the household.
“Now,” the former President said, “the playing field is even. At midnight guests were ushered into a nightclub tent with two bars and snacks of sliders and tacos, for more dancing. Marc scooped his bride in his arms and carried her off into the night.