Michelle and Barack Obama Were Quintessential 90s Newlyweds

They might soon be leaving the White House but we can't get enough of these adorable pictures of Barack and Michelle Obama on their wedding day

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Two children, two terms of presidency and 24 years of marriage.

Could that be the recipe for a happy marriage? Well, it looks that way if Barack and Michelle Obama's relationship is anything to go by.

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Since Barack became the 44th President of the US in 2009, we have seen him and his wife fist bump on election night rallies, slow dance at the Youth Inaugural Ball, share smooches for basketball game kiss cams and sing along to Usher's hit single, 'Yeah'.

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But the couple's first pictures as newlyweds are by far the most adorable of the pair we've seen to date.

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Making the rounds on Twitter this week (unsurprisingly after last week's disappointing election result), the Obamas' wedding pictures show Barack dressed in a black tuxedo while the First Lady was snapped wearing an off-the-shoulder long-sleeved down, a pouffy veil and 90s statement drop-pearl earrings.

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The pair married on 3 October 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Michelle's brother walked her down the aisle while Barack stood at the altar alongside his brother, who also served as his best man.

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The couple danced the night away at their reception at the South Shore Cultural Center with their first dance careful chosen by die-hard Stevie Wonder fan, Michelle, who opted for 'You and I' for their first dance as husband and wife.

According to an interview with the New Yorker, Michelle admitted Barack's proposal came somewhat as a surprise during a dinner at Gordon's restaurant after the pair had finished their bar exams.

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'And he got me into one of these discussions again, where, you know, he sort of just led me down there and got fired up and it's like you've got blah blah blah blah, and then dessert comes out, the tray comes out, and there's a ring!'

Barack's presidency might be over, but his and Michelle's role as inspirational, iconic and game-changing political figures lives on.

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