White House, white gown are lined up for wedding

May 25, 1994|By Cox News Service

More than 20 years after the last White House wedding, the Rose Garden will be decked in full nuptial regalia Saturday for Tony Rodham, younger brother of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and his bride, Nicole Boxer.

It will be a very partisan affair. Mr. Rodham, 39, works as a regional coordinator for the Democratic National Committee in Los Angeles. His 26-year-old bride is the daughter of Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat. The best man will be older brother Hugh Rodham, who is hoping to become the Democratic nominee for this fall's U.S. Senate race in Florida.

The 6 p.m. ceremony will be strictly private. But Nicole Boxer, a vice president at Fried Films in Los Angeles, says that it will have all the formal trimmings for 250 guests. Dress will be tuxedos for men. "I figured: If you're going to do it at the White House, you may as well go black tie," Ms. Boxer told the San Francisco Examiner.

The bride herself will wear white. Among her four bridesmaids, who will wear teal, will be Chelsea Clinton, the president's 14-year-old daughter.

Although the White House has been the site of a number of weddings, the most recent was 23 years ago, when Tricia Nixon and Edward Cox were married in the Rose Garden.

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