Weiner weds Clinton aide at Huntington's Oheka Castle
It's official: Rep. Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were married Saturday in a ceremony officiated by former president Bill Clinton at Huntington's Oheka Castle.
The nuptials took place in the castle's garden, according to a statement from a staffer for the congressman, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Abedin, 34, wore a gold-beaded wedding gown designed by Oscar de la Renta. Weiner, 45, wore a black tuxedo.
A spokesman for the former president told The Associated Press earlier that Clinton had the authority to conduct the ceremony.
Weiner and Abedin have been dating for about two years and announced their engagement last summer, the AP reported. Weiner is Jewish. Abedin grew up in Saudi Arabia and is Muslim.
Abedin began working for Hillary Clinton in the White House in 1996 and followed her to Capitol Hill in 2001 she was elected to the Senate, AP reported.
Abedin served as Clinton's traveling chief of staff during Clinton's 2008 presidential bid and took much the same role after President Barack Obama named Clinton to be secretary of state last year, according to the AP.
Oheka Castle's 19,000-square-foot grounds have hosted many high-profile weddings, including the December nuptials of Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers.
With Kaitlyn DeFoto and Keith Herbert