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Posted August 24, 2010 at 10:45am

Most newlyweds are lucky to get a write-up of their nuptials in their local newspaper. But if you’re Huma Abedin — new wife of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and personal aide to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton — you get a feature about your big day in the coveted September issue of Vogue.

Abedin’s cap-sleeved silk chiffon wedding dress, designed by her “close friend” Oscar de la Renta, is highlighted in Vogue, considered the style bible for fashionistas. The newlywed reveals that she left most of the gown’s design up to de la Renta, but she did give him a few instructions.

“I wanted to look like an Indian bride,” she says (Abedin is half-Indian, half-Pakistani). “And I wanted to complement a jeweled choker that belonged to my grandmother, an heirloom that my mother and sisters have all worn at their weddings.”

Abedin married Weiner in July at a Long Island ceremony officiated by President Bill Clinton. While her big day appeared to be out of a fairy tale — the couple even married on the grounds of a castle — Abedin tells Vogue that she and Weiner are so busy they don’t have time for a honeymoon.

Wait, There’s More

Also profiled in Vogue (hey, it’s 726 pages long): Attorney General Eric Holder, who talks about his journey to the top job at the Justice Department.

Two chic black-and-white photographs of the attorney general, wearing a suit and posing at Justice Department headquarters, accompany the article, which focuses more on Holder’s career than his style or personal life.

But Holder’s doctor wife, Sharon Malone, does reveal that when the pair first met at a D.C. fundraiser decades ago, she wasn’t especially interested in pursuing a relationship.

“I thought he was a nice guy, but I was too tired to feel thunderbolts,” she says. “All I could think was, ‘I shouldn’t have gone out tonight. I have to work tomorrow.'”

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