Ashley Blazer Biden, a social worker and the daughter of Jill Jacobs Biden and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., married Dr. Howard Krein, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, this past Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware.
"This is the right guy," the VP told People Magazine about his new son-in-law. "And he's getting a helluva woman."
Biden escorted Ashley, the youngest of his three children, down the aisle in the same church where she was baptized. She looked ravishing in a custom silk mermaid gown by Vera Wang, featuring trendy illusion sleeves and a hand-cut tulle and organza petal skirt. According to an interview with The News Journal, the bride kept the dress a secret to everyone except her mother and Maid of Honor, so that her famous father would be surprised.
In the days prior to his daughter's wedding, the Vice President made headlines for taking a week off from the political trail to help with the celebration, including prepping the backyard of their Wilmington home, where the romantic, country-themed reception took place. About 200 close friends and family members attended the event (President Barack Obama and The First Lady weren't among them). White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters last week that "as any father would, he takes this matter [Ashley's wedding] very seriously." Biden has been been involved in this special day in his daughter's life since the very beginning: Krein got his blessing before proposing to her last October.
“It will come as no surprise to anyone in Delaware that this was one of the happiest and most difficult days of my life,” Vice President Biden said Saturday night.
We wish all fathers would strive to be as involved in their daughter's weddings as Biden! Tell us: How has your dad helped you with your wedding? Are you as touched by this proud papa as we were?
Credit: Official White House Photo by David Lienemann