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Ashley Biden, the daughter of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, got married on Saturday to Philadelphia surgeon Howard Krein before more than 200 friends and family.

The couple wed at the steepled St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, in Greenville, Delaware. It's the same church where she was baptized.

The ceremony combined the bride's Catholic traditions and the groom's Jewish ones.

Ashley Biden and Howard Krein

Afterward, the reception took place at the Biden family's lakeside home in Wilmington, Del., for a reception and dinner served family-style in the backyard.

The Vice President and his wife, Jill Biden, re-sodded the property and planted special fast-growing vines up the latticework around the party tent.

Joe Biden escorted the bride, who wore Vera Wang, down the aisle and had prepared to be emotional about giving away the youngest of his three children.

"I kept telling Ash, we've got to open up the church and practice walking up and down the aisle so I can handle it," the V.P. said last week.

He reminisced about the last time he saw Ashley Biden in a veil - at her First Communion. "I think to myself, aw, God, my little girl! This can't have passed so quick."

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Ashley Biden, daughter of Vice President of the U.S. Joe Biden, is engaged!

To physician Howard Krein!

"Their entire family is thrilled," says a statement from the V.P.'s office.

Ashley Biden, Howard Krein

Ashley Biden, a 30-year-old social worker, and Krein, a physician based in Philadelphia, have been dating for more than a year, according to reports.

A physician specializing in Otalaryngology and Facial and Reconstructive Surgery, Krein popped the question to the love of his life in September.

She is the only child of Vice President Biden and his wife Jill. His two older sons, Beau and Robert, were born to his first wife, Neilia, who passed away.

Congratulations to the whole family!

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