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All about the wedding of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Luxury and elegance in a classic wedding: see how Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's ceremony went

The chosen date was October 25, 2009. It was a Sunday when Ivanka Trump, daughter of the billionaire and former president of the United States, Donald Trump with Ivana Trump, fulfilled her dream of being a bride. Ivanka married Jared Kushner, who owns The New York Observer. At the time, she was 27 years old and the groom was 28. The ceremony was held at the Trump National Golf Club, located in Bedminster, New Jersey, the bride's father's golf club, and received around 500 guests. The tent set up for the reception had see-through sides and was set in the middle of the golf course, allowing a view of the trees and changing leaves.

Ivanka was a Presbyterian, but chose to convert to Judaism, which is the groom's religion. Therefore, the religious ceremony followed the Jewish tradition.

Legend has it that if she wasn't the most beautiful, Ivanka was one of the most beautiful brides of 2009. Besides being very elegant. The bride nailed all the choices, from her dress to the decoration details.

By the way, Ivana followed the line of the wedding style, quite classic, formal and which was held during the day. The party, however, continued into the night. Among the guests, several celebrities such as Russell Crowe, Regis Philbin, Natalie Portman, Barbara Walters and Rudy Giuliani, who was mayor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell, country singer Jamey Johnson, actress Emmy Rossum and her Counting Crows boyfriend Adam Duritz..

The model chosen by Ivanka for the ceremony was signed by Vera Wang, a sought-after stylist for celebrity brides. It was a reimagining of Princess Grace Kelly's splendid wedding dress. It was carefully crafted with layers of Chantilly and Lyon lace, three-quarter lengths and an evasé skirt. Ivanka wore jewelry with lines inspired by art deco, from a collection signed by herself. The jewelry consisted of platinum-mixed-cut diamond earrings, platinum-diamond bracelet, and a platinum-diamond hairpiece to highlight the veil. Later, the pieces were copied with an adaptation for sale to the public. On her feet, the bride opted for beautiful shoes by Stuart Weitzman. To complete the look, the former model and businesswoman took an all-white bouquet with the Madagascar jasmine flower, which is a rare species.

The beautiful decoration was all in white and gold. Signed by Preston Bailey, the decoration created an idea of movement with the alternation of high and low decoration objects on the tables. Valley lilies, hydrangeas, roses, gardenias, orchids and buttercups were the flowers chosen to embellish the decoration. Also noteworthy are the invitations for the ceremony, which were made by none other than the jeweler Tiffany.

In addition to the decor and invitations, emphasis was also placed on the 13-tier cake, created by Sylvia Weinstock. Sugar flowers in the shape of lisianths, peonies, roses, lily-of-the-valley, and mosquitoes covered every layer. The color tones, all following a clear palette, varied between white, cream and ivory pink. There was also variation in flavors. In order to please all guests present with their varied tastes, the flavors of chocolate, carrot and almonds were chosen, and inside, the cake was yellow.

At the party, according to reports, the young couple danced most of the time. For their honeymoon, the couple chose an exotic destination: a safari in Africa. But they waited until December, when the trip took place. At the very least, this choice was unusual, after the classic wedding!

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