- Associated Press - Sunday, June 3, 2012

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden‘s daughterAshley married a Pennsylvania doctor at a ceremony in Delaware, the vice president’s office announced late Saturday.

A news release from Mr. Biden‘s office said 30-year-old Ashley BlazerBiden was married Saturday to Dr. Howard David Krein in Wilmington.

She is a social worker for the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families. He is a New Jersey native and a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, according to the News-Journal of Wilmington.

The newspaper reported that the couple exchanged vows at the same church where she was baptized, St. Joseph on the Brandywine, in a joint Jewish-Catholic ceremony. It was being followed by a reception at the Biden residence in Greenville. The guest list numbered about 200.

Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, issued a statement saying the couple’s close family and friends attended the private ceremony.

“We’re happy to welcome Howard into our family, and we wish them all the best in their new life together,” the statement says.

Mrs. Biden told the News-Journal in an interview before the ceremony that Dr. Krein’s plans to ask the vice president for his daughter’s hand in marriage were delayed when his train to Washington broke down. He finally got there at 1 a.m.

“He asked for Ashley’s hand, and of course Joe said yes,” Mrs. Biden told the newspaper.

The bride and groom were introduced in late 2010 by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, Miss Biden’s brother. Dr. Krein proposed about a year later, at sunset on a cliff in Big Sur, Calif.

Mrs. Biden said the couple are passionate about helping the less privileged. They plan to live in Philadelphia.

Howard is the perfect guy,” Mrs. Biden said. “He’s perfect for Ashley.”



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