Biden’s South Lawn wedding is one White House tradition all can celebrate.
It’s been done. It’s been done for decades.
President Barack Obama got his own White House ceremony while in the White House. Vice President Joe Biden officiated at his own wedding in 2011, as the Times reported.
The only real difference between Obama’s wedding and Biden’s — and it’s a major one — is that Obama held his, while Biden decided to have his.
Obama’s wedding took place at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage. The venue, which became the site of an exclusive getaway for first-term president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama in 2012, is across the street from the White House.
The ceremony, to take place just a few weeks after Biden’s, was scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.
But, at 5:30 p.m., a man in a wheelchair appeared at the entrance of Sunnylands’ main entrance and yelled “I’m disabled, I want to go home!”
Biden and his wife, Jill, waited to be served at the ceremony.
Biden’s and Obama’s wedding ceremonies were both held in the private garden of the White House residence, the White House Press Secretary Jen Chu said.
President George W. Bush presided at the ceremony of his second wife, Laura Bush, in 2004. President Bill Clinton, Obama’s dad, and his wife, Ann, presided at his own wedding in 1993.
“The only thing that would have made both events different is if Obama had held the ceremony on a day when there was not a massive snowstorm scheduled,” said a White House spokeswoman. “Unfortunately, given the situation, we were unable to perform the ceremony.”
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait in the Grand Foyer for the traditional first lady to walk down the