This photo taken Aug. 30, 2010, shows then Assistant White House Chef Sam Kass weighing sweet potatoes during the White House Kitchen Garden Fall Harvest with first lady Michelle Obama and students (not shown) in Washington. Kass, now White House Senior Policy Adviser for Nutrition Policy and someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family, is tying the knot Saturday evening, Aug. 30, 2014, with MSNBC host Alex Wagner in Westchester County, north of New York City, at a farm to table restaurant that's a favorite of both Kass and first lady Michelle Obama. The first family will be among the guests at the ceremony. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world’s trouble spots and assumed the role of spectator for something more joyous: the wedding of the Obama family’s longtime chef and friend.

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