Staff and Wire reports

RHINEBECK - Chelsea Clinton needed two gowns by Vera Wang for her elaborate wedding to Marc Mezvinsky - one for the ceremony and one for the party.

The more formal dress worn by Clinton on Saturday at the Astor Courts estate had a strapless bodice, laser-cut organza ball skirt and a glittery embellished belt. For the reception, she changed into a Grecian-style gown with a narrow, black grosgrain belt.

Wang also dressed the bridesmaids. They wore strapless bias-cut gowns made of lavender chiffon with plum-colored bows.

The designer was a guest at the event and said it was a "privilege" to dress Clinton. She said the bride "radiated joy, youth and happiness."

As mother of the bride, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton tapped Oscar de la Renta, designer of one of her inaugural gowns when her husband was president, to make her raspberry-color embroidered gown.

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The groom wore a custom wool-mohair mix tuxedo by Burberry.

Hundreds of guests attended the wedding at the historic Beaux Arts estate, which has been for sale since 2009.

The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home, complete with indoor swimming pool and tennis court, was commissioned in 1902 and completed two years later.

Owners Kathleen Hammer and Arthur Seelbinder signed on to purchase the property in 2004, and restored the home to its original floor plan - seven fireplaces, powder room and grand salon included.


With Jennifer Barrios