First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama leave the Blue Duck Tavern on October 3, 2009 in Washington D.C.
The first couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary as Mr. and Mrs. Leader of the Free World Saturday evening, dining out in elegant fashion in the nation's capital to honor their 17th year of matrimony -- but their first in the White House.
President Obama and wife Michelle spent the first part of their special day together in the White House after returning from a whirlwind trip to Copenhagen in a failed attempt to pitch their former home, Chicago, as the 2016 Olympic host.
They emerged from the presidential home later in the evening, a balmy Washington night that saw the first couple dressed to the nines. President Obama wore a sleek black suit, while style icon Michelle donned a matching, backless knee-length black dress.
They took a first-clas motorcade to the Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, D.C.'s tony Georgetown, where they had an intimate dinner and celebrated 17 years together. The Obamas, who married on Oct. 3, 1992 in a Chicago church, spent their last anniversary at a simple dinner in downtown Chicago.
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