05 Oct

Real Wedding :: Robinson + Obama

Our 44th President and the First Lady celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on the 3rd of October. Congratulations! Here is a glimpse into their 1992 nuptials. Luckily, the paparazzi were not around to harass the newlyweds, but that also means, there are not a lot of wedding pictures available on the internet. Sigh.

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After refusing date requests for a month, Miss Robinson finally said yes to their first date. They went to the art institute, ate lunch at an outdoor cafe, attended a showing of Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” and enjoyed a drink on the 99th floor of the John Hancock building. What a great first date!

Two years later, Barack asked Michelle to be his wife at Gordon’s Restaurant (now Naha) on Clark Street in Chicago. When dessert was served, the ring box was sitting on her dessert plate.

The couple were married one year later on October 3, 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago by Reverend Wright Jr. in a traditional Christian ceremony. Following the ceremony, the reception was held at the South Shore Cultural Center. It was a former all-white Country Club. The bride wore a long sleeve off-the-shoulder duchess satin dress. The sweetheart dress with floral appliques and chiffon overlay was paired with a princess-length veil and full-length gloves. Her bouquet was made of greenery and white roses.

The couple honeymooned along the coast of California.

(Pictures and info: Brides and Bridal Wave)

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