Details of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding plans leak out
By: Amy Andrews | Published Monday, July 19, 2010, 1:45 PM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:45 PM
People are starting to talk. Rumors are all around Washington
and further afield. Chelsea Clinton
’s wedding is starting to take shape.
The wedding will take place on the July 31. Reports seem pretty certain that they’re going to marry in Rhinebeck, New York
, 90 miles up the Hudson River from New York City
Chelsea’s gown is going to be by Oscar de la Renta
and of course the 30-year-old Clinton is marrying her fiancé, 32-year-old, Marc Mezvinsky.
However, all the guests are being told is that the wedding is taking place somewhere in the vicinity of New York City.
The New York Times, White House
correspondent, Sheryl Gay Stolberg has given the dish on whatever crumbs of information she’s been able to get her hands on.
She spoke to Today’s Ann Curry about the wedding. She said “People were told, ‘Get yourself within New York City driving distance, and we’ll give you the details with a week to go.’ ”
Hilary Clinton is keeping her cards close to her chest She’s refusing to let anything slip.
In interviews she’s referring herself to the MOTB (Mother of the bride). Unfortunately she’s really good at keeping secrets, well she is Secretary of State.
She told NBC
’s Andrea Mitchell, while in Pakistan “My lips are sealed. I am under very strict orders not to talk about it, and I think for the right reasons, because it is hers, and it is a family wedding. The people coming are her friends and people who have been meaningful in her life, as it should be.”
In past interviews Former President Bill Clinton
admitted that his role in the wedding is to pay for it. He also admitted that Chelsea requested that he get in shape. To his credit he has lost 15 pounds, gearing up for walking down the aisle.
Hillary said “You should assume that if he makes it down the aisle in one piece, it’s going to be a major accomplishment…He is going to be so emotional, as am I.”
Reporters have been really determined on finding out the details of the wedding in advance of the big day. Stolberg is certain that the wedding will take place in the Astor Courts in Rhinebeck. This 13,000-square-foot pavilion was inspired by Versailles, Paris.
Stolberg said “It is within driving distance of New York. It’s a lovely place. It’s secluded on 50 acres; owned by some Clinton donors, Kathleen Hammer and her husband, who’s a real estate developer, and it’s easy to get to.”
She also said that two hotels in the area are booked out for the weekend but no one would say by whom.
The Clinton’s are proving a hard bunch to crack.