Biden’s South Lawn wedding is one White House tradition all can celebrate and share.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, on Sunday marked another milestone of their family life with a wedding ceremony in the most private part of the White House.
The crowd gathered at 10:30 a.m. at the South Lawn for a private ceremony witnessed only by members of the Biden family. It was the second wedding for the couple, who have been married for more than 50 years.
“My deepest wish for you is to be healthy, happy, and prosperous, and the same for our nation,” said Jill Biden before opening the Bible.
Biden joked that he’s a little nervous about his own wedding because he’s never been one to plan anything.
“They say you never know what you’re gonna get. Maybe it’ll be a wedding at the South Lawn of the White House!” Biden joked of getting married in the first place.
Vice President Mike Pence welcomed Biden and Jill Biden to the White House, and gave them a tour of the Oval Office and the residence. Biden has spent the last few months focusing on his work in Congress, but he still stayed and got the tour.
President Trump and his youngest daughter, Ivanka Trump, were also at the ceremony, while Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the former vice president and first lady as “one of us.” The ceremony was also attended by more than 100 close family members.
Jill Biden also spoke at the ceremony. She said that Joe Biden is a man whose life has been defined by the people he has served, and whom she is honored to call her husband.
Biden said that she “hates” the title “Vice President,” because she believes it is not what she has “done,” but rather, what God is building him to do.
“It might be, with God’s help, that my place in history is not where I am now, but what God is making me to be,” Biden said.
Speaking of God, Jill Biden said that she finds herself in “deep” gratitude for her husband’s life, his