Chelsea Clinton and long-time boyfriend Marc Mezinksy, an investment banker at a Manhattan hedge fund, recently announced their engagement which took place on Thanksgiving Day. The couple met and became friends in Washington and then both attended Stanford University.
According to multiple sources, the happy couple announced, in an e-mail on Friday to friends, that they are planning a possible summer wedding. The engagement of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s only daughter was confirmed on Monday.
Both Clinton and Mezinksy come from politics. Mezinksy’s father, Ed, is a former Iowa Representative and his mother, Marjorie, is a former Pennsylvania Representative. The Mezinksy family are long time friends of the Clintons.
First daughter’s getting engaged and married tends to be a big deal. The most recent wedding of a first daughter took place over a year ago on Saturday, May 9, 2008. Jenna and her fiancé, Henry Hager wed after five years of dating.
Bride Jenna Bush, like many, opted out of a lavish White House wedding and chose the quaint setting of the Bush family ranch in Texas. The ceremony, which had an attendance in excess of 200 close friends and family, did not include members of the press.
Before Jenna, Dorothy Walker Bush, first daughter and sister to two presidents, wed on June 26, 1992. She and fiancé, Robert Koch, exchanged vows at the presidential retreat at Camp David. She has been the only presidential daughter to be married there. It was so secret that the press only caught wind of it the day after it happened.
Other first daughters to be married include Patti Davis who wed Paul Grilley on August 14, 1984, Maureen Reagan who wed Dennis Revell on April 25, 1981, and Tricia Nixon who wed Edward Ridley Finch Cox on June 12, 1971.
Tricia Nixon is one of nine presidential children to have been married at the White House. She was featured as the cover story for Life Magazine twice and by some accounts she is the most beautiful White House bride.
Tricia is the only person to ever be married in the historic rose garden of the White House. The unpredictable weather caused her to plan her dream wedding and a backup wedding.
Following the lavish, one of a kind wedding, Tricia and Edward left for their honeymoon at Camp David. Thirty eight years later, their marriage is still going strong.