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Don’t you love it when a major honcho shows that he’s also just a dad? Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley got married in their home state of Delaware this past weekend, and the F.O.B.-V.P. boogied down to celebrate. According to reports, Biden enthusiastically joined in on the Hora, the traditional Jewish wedding dance.
Biden’s daughter married Philadelphia surgeon Howard Krein before about 200 guests on the tented back lawn of the family home in Wilmington, where People reports the dancing went past midnight following the Catholic-Jewish service.
Local baker and former co-worker of Dr. Jill Biden, Liz Marden, created the cake, layering white chocolate mousse and Swiss raspberry jam between vanilla and chocolate cake layers, which were covered in vanilla buttercream and decked with playful toppers in the form of birds. A late-night snack of soft pretzels with homemade dipping mustards, a nod to Philadelphia, kept the crowd going into the night.
Given the unspeakable tragedies in Biden’s history—the loss of his first wife and daughter in a car crash—it could have only been the greatest joy to share in Ashley’s nuptials, in the midst of campaign-season chaos no less.
Alesandra Dubin is a Los Angeles-based writer. Follow her on Twitter: @alicedubin.