The Trump administration set aside politics and controversy for a few hours last night to celebrate the wedding of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and actress Louise Linton at the historic Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Vice President Mike Pence even officiated.
Linton wore a gown made for her by the Toronto-based designer Ines Di Santo. Di Santo’s business partner and daughter, Veronica Di Santo-Abramowicz, told the New York Times last week that her mother had made a “very grand” dress for a “very feminine” bride.
The details were kept under the wraps for the most part until Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross revealed part of the plans when introducing his Treasury counterpart at a conference last week: Ross said he and his wife, Hilary Geary Ross, “extend our congratulations and look forward to seeing you wed your dear fiancée, Louise Linton, on Saturday.” (Linton had also last week revealed to Town & Country the jewelry she planned to wear.)
Vice President Mike Pence (C) officiates the wedding of Louise Linton and Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium.
Guests included President Trump and the first lady, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Cabinet members like HUD secretary Ben Carson, Veteran Affairs secretary David Shulkin, and Ross and his wife. Guests were “treated to a performance by kilted bagpipers and ballerinas in white tutus,” according to CNN.
Mnuchin, a 54-year-old former Goldman Sachs executive and Hollywood film financier, and the Scottish-Born Linton, 36, reportedly met at a Los Angeles wedding reception in 2013. Wedding planner Lauryn Prattes oversaw the details of the nuptials, and the couple tapped Amaryllis for the flowers and Occasions Caterers for the food. It was Mnuchin’s third wedding and Linton’s second.