Naomi Biden, the granddaughter of US President Joe Biden tied the knot with Peter Neal at the White House on Saturday. Naomi, 28, is a lawyer currently based out of Washington while Neal, 25, is a law school graduate.

The wedding ceremony took place at the South Lawn of the White House and was attended by 250 guests. The event was a private one and members of the media were not allowed to enter the White House premises on the day of the wedding.

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First Lady Jill Biden spoke at the event. Her statement read, “It has been a joy to watch Naomi grow, discover who she is, and carve out such an incredible life for herself”. She further added, “Now, we are filled with pride to see her choose Peter as her husband and we’re honored to welcome him to our family”. “We wish them days full of laughter and a love that grows deeper with every passing year.”

There have been 18 documented weddings in the 200-plus-year history of the White House. Nine involved a president’s daughter, most recently Richard Nixon’s daughter Tricia in 1971 and Lyndon Johnson’s daughter Lynda in 1967.

Journalists were allowed into Tricia Nixon’s wedding to Ed Cox, the first wedding held in the Rose Garden. Her wedding planner — a three-ring black binder in the offices of the White House Historical Association — includes extensive notes on the media plan.

But the May 1994 wedding of a brother of then-first lady Hillary Clinton and the daughter of then-U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer — the first since Tricia Nixon’s marriage — was closed to the press. Clinton’s spokesperson commented afterwards and the White House released a photo.

The White House Correspondents Association has expressed their disappointment at being denied permission to cover the wedding of the President’s granddaughter.