Hillary Clinton's MOTB Moment: 'Stunning--Like a Princess'

08/04/2010 at 11:30 AM ET

Barbara Kinney

Chelsea Clinton dazzled the world with her exquisite Vera Wang wedding gown (one of two from the night) at her fairytale wedding in Rhinebeck, NY on Saturday night, and her mother, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, followed her lead and upped the glam ante as well. Not only did she wow at Chelsea’s Friday night rehearsal dinner in a vivid caftan, but she looked exceptional at the wedding itself in a custom fuchsia floral gown by long-time friend Oscar de la Renta. A guest at the wedding said of Hillary’s entrance into the ceremony, “when she walked down the aisle, it took your breath away. She looked stunning–like a princess. She was beaming.” Her radiant smile was not only for her beautiful dress — a friend of the Secretary reported that “she was so thrilled and over the moon about [the dress]” — but also for her role as mother of the bride. Her joy in being with her daughter and mother is evident as the three generations pose for this wedding photo. Another friend of the Clintons explains, “It was so important to Hillary to share her daughter’s day with her own mother. When the three of them are together Hillary isn’t the Secretary or the Senator or the celebrity — she is her mother’s daughter’s and her daughter’s mother.” Read all about Chelsea’s wedding in this week’s copy of PEOPLE, on newsstands tomorrow. –Melissa Liebling-Goldberg; reporting by Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

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samantha on

nice pic, Hillary looks great, Chelsea looks about as good as she can, but she never was a looker

ally on

Amazing, beautiful picture. Chelsea was a beautiful bride and she is truly a wonderful young lady.

Gerald on

I loved her dress, the hair do a little iffy for me I truley think and older lady looks better if her hair is a little higher on top she would of looked younger the flat hair do on older women just don’t cut it. But the dress was stunning.

Mel on

This is a beautiful photo.. Real nice comment, I hope people didn’t look at my wedding picture and say “well she looks as good as she can..” RUDE

Jennifer on

That’s the best I’ve seen both Chelsea and Hillary ever look. Very pretty. I love that Hillary didn’t wear anything ‘boxy’ like she usually wears (e.g., blazers, etc.).

Jen on

I’m not a Hillary fan at all, and not big on the Clinton’s in general, but I have to admit, Hillary’s dress is GORGEOUS!!!!


Hey Samantha, what’s your definition of beautiful. She’s not all about how society want to focus on looks. She’s smart, very intelligent, caring young woman. She attended two of the top universities and had a very good job at a financial hedge firm. She’s not just some figure-headed misguided woman. She’s exemplifies what it means to be a productive young woman. You have people like Paris Hilton who has nothing to offered planet earth but yet gets all the glorification simply because she’s pretty. Please get real with yourself. I’m proud of Chelsea Clinton and all of your accomplishments. Congrats! Chelsea.

Jean on

Nice one Samantha, didn’t your mother ever teach you that if you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all. Really. Personally, I think she looks stunning and congratulations!

Jon on

That’s very nice to hear!

Charlene on

Why do so many of you look at what you perceive as the negative on the outside. That is three generations of happy successful loving women, celebrating the happiest day of Chelsea’s life. Enjoy it and hope you have that kind of joy

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