Naomi Biden released a lengthy wedding reel on social media Sunday in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of her lavish White House wedding.
Biden, 29, the granddaughter of 80-year-old President Joe Biden, was married a year ago today on the South Lawn of the presidential mansion — the first wedding ever held at the scenic site.
Across a whopping 8 minutes and 17 seconds, the video highlighted the opulent wedding as it progressed from inside the White House, out onto the South Lawn where Naomi was walked down the aisle by her father Hunter Biden, then back inside for a luncheon and later an evening reception.
Throughout the video, Naomi twirled and hugged guests in an assortment of white dresses. She gazed out windows and smiled sheepishly while holding hands with her husband Peter Neal in 16mm footage — all while music meant to strum the heartstrings played alongside tearful toasts and speeches to the happy couple.
“It is a great honor to live here, and it is an enormous, enormous debt I owe the American people,” the president said during a toast, “But it’s never quite felt like home until today.”
“To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they need it,” another person said in a speech.
At numerous moments in the video, the bride could be seen raising her eyes from a downturned gaze, and the groom, 26, could be seen buttoning his jacket and looking over his shoulder.
Together they cut their extremely tall wedding cake with the help of a stepladder in one shot, and Naomi twirled some more in others.
Though shots from the 250-guest wedding have floated around in the past year, the video was one of the first extensive looks inside the event, which besides the outdoors ceremony was kept largely private by the Bidens.
Breaking from traditions of the previous 18 weddings held at the White House, the Bidens locked reporters out from the event and granted access only to Vogue for a spread that focused on Naomi getting prepared and included another shot of her gazing out a window.
“We always knew we’d get married in someone’s backyard,” the president’s eldest granddaughter told the magazine.
The decision to lock the press out was met with criticism by some, who argued the White House was not a private residence and that the Bidens had no right to completely keep reporters out.