Naomi Biden and Peter Neal climbed a ladder to slice their 8-tier wedding cake

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Naomi and Peters at their historical wedding. Image via (bryanrafaneli)/ Instagram
Naomi and Peters at their historical wedding. Image via (bryanrafaneli)/ Instagram

  • Naomi Biden recently made history by becoming the 19th person to get married at the White House.
  • She hosted an outdoor wedding ceremony and a black tie reception.
  • The reception included an eight-tier wedding cake that needed a ladder to slice.


Wedding cakes are getting more unique by the day and the bigger and more dramatic your wedding cake is, the more memorable your wedding will be. American president Joe Biden’s granddaughter Naomi Biden recently tied the knot and made history by becoming the 19th person to get married at the White House in Washington DC. In addition she had an eight-tier wedding cake that she needed a ladder to cut during the reception.

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Naomi had an outdoor wedding ceremony and a black tie reception that featured a 2,13m tall cake that was longer than her 1,82m long wedding dress. According to Vogue, the D.C.-based attorneys had to use a ladder for the ceremonial cut-the-cake picture and the eight-tier confection was lemon flavored with buttercream frosting. The wedding also included a dessert bar that had the President’s favourite ice cream. The groom's cake consisted of a 20-inch apple pie.

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Naomi’s lemon cake wasn’t the first towering wedding cake to grace the White House. In 1971 President Richard Nixon's daughter, Tricia’s wedding cake was also 2.13m tall and was made with layers of graduated size. Henry Haller, White House executive chef, recalls creating the iconic white cake with fluffy frosting and a fruit and nut filling.

Sources: People, Vogue


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