If a high-profile couple weds in a lavish private ceremony, but they don't want you to know a thing about it, are they still technically married?
As a matter of fact, they are. Chelsea Clinton and longtime boyfriend Marc Mezvinsky managed to go through with their July 31 wedding with little more than the location leaking to the media. So now that they're man and wife, does that mean we get some details? Sort of. Proud parents Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton released a statement just after the 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," the Clintons say in the 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."
As for the close friends in attendance, of which there were an expected 400 to 500, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and Vera Wang were among those spotted heading to the event. And that last one should put an end to the debate over who designed Chelsea's dress -- though we won't know until they release photos.
The New York Times reports that the ceremony incorporated both faiths (Chelsea is Methodist; Marc, 32, is Jewish), with a Rabbi and a Reverend co-officiating, and former Hillary fundraiser coordinator and Boston event planner Bryan Rafanelli produced the event.
Chelsea Clinton marries Marc Mezvinsky in celeb-studded ceremony