Obamas Celebrate 17th Anniversary

First couple has low-key dinner out in DC for first anniversary in White House
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 4, 2009 8:54 AM CDT
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama leave the Blueduck Tavern, in West End area of Washington, Saturday, Oct 3, 2009. The first couple is celebrating their 17th anniversary.    (Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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(Newser) – There was no trip to New York and no fancy outing as the Obamas celebrated their first wedding anniversary since they moved to the White House. Instead they kept it simple, with a dinner out last night at an elegant, American-fare restaurant near Georgetown. President Obama stayed in all day before taking a motorcade with Michelle Obama to the Blue Duck Tavern to mark their 17th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Obama stepped into the restaurant wearing a backless knee-length dress while the president wore a dark suit. Last year, the Obamas also had an understated anniversary with a simple dinner out in downtown Chicago. The Obamas were married Oct. 3, 1992 in a ceremony at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.