In 2018 Michelle posted this intimate photo from her wedding reception of her and Barack on Instagram. In her caption, she shared with her followers that he had been sick with a cold in the morning but felt better when he was at the altar.
She recalled: “We ended up dancing almost all night. Twenty-five years later, we’re still having fun, while also doing the hard work to build our partnership and support each other as individuals. I can’t imagine going on this wild ride with anybody else.”
Long Before the Watergate Scandal
Thelma Catherine “Pat” Ryan and Richard Nixon fell in love after meeting at an audition for a community play. The two married on June 21, 1940, in Riverside, California and following that, they honeymooned in Mexico.
The photo above is a picture from Nixon’s wedding shower. Nixon became president after his second presidential campaign. As you may already know, Mr. Nixon was a part of one of the biggest American political scandals in modern history.
America’s First Presidential Wedding
When George Washington was 26, he married Martha, who was 27 at the time on January 6, 1759. They married at the White House, which was a plantation at the time. Martha was married previously and had four children, but her husband passed away.
According to Wikipedia and the few remaining depictions of the event, “Washington’s suit was of blue and silver cloth with red trimming and gold knee buckles. The bride wore purple silk shoes with spangled buckles, which are occasionally displayed at Mount Vernon.” Her dress was also blue, to coordinate with Washington’s.
The Reagans on Their Wedding Day
Ronald Reagan was so in love with his wife, and one of the ways he showed this was by giving her thoughtful gifts. He would complete drawings that he created and signed (I love you more than anyone ‘in the whole wide world. Who knew that Ronald was such a romantic!
Mr. Reagan’s Best Man was William Holden, the Academy-Award winning famous for films like Sunset Boulevard, The Wild Bunch, and Sabrina. His wife’s Maid of Honor was his William’s wife, actress Brenda Marshall.
Laura Bush Was George Bush's "Best Decision"
Marriage is such a beautiful thing because it’s a union of two families coming together. In Laura Bush’s case, she would also be gaining siblings, which was unknown to her because she had been an only child her entire life. She was truly thrilled to know that she would be gaining five brothers and sisters-in-law when she married George.
George W. had later said that marrying Laura, who has now been his wife for four decades, was the “best decision of his life.”