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See Michelle Obama as a gorgeous regal bride ahead of 31st wedding anniversary

The former FLOTUS looked so stunning on her wedding day in 1992

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Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyWeddings Editor
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Michelle Obama, 59, and Barack Obama, 62, are set to celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary on Tuesday, and in honor of their special day, we take a look back at their 1992 wedding before they welcomed  daughters Malia and Sasha.

One rare picture shared a look at the former First Lady of the United States' wedding dress, which is clearly a timeless regal style as Princess Eugenie rocked a very similar style for her nuptials in 2018 – 26 years after Michelle and Barack's big day.

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In the snap, Barack's bride opted for a traditional all-white gown that featured a statement Bardot neckline, long sleeves and a fitted waist. Michelle finished off her bridal look with a long veil secured in her chic bun, a floral bouquet of white roses, oversized earrings and a pop of red lipstick. Meanwhile, her bridesmaids – which included Barack's sisters Maya and Auma –  wore dresses that had a similar neckline with puff sleeves and a bold black colour.

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The former FLOTUS looked beautiful in her Bardot wedding dress

By comparison, the Queen's granddaughter looked stunning in a white dress designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos. As she arrived at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on 12 October 2018, Eugenie was pictured in a gown with long sleeves, a V-neck and a low back to show off her scoliosis surgery scar.

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However, the royal chose more classic outfits for her bridal party, which included Princess Charlotte and Robbie Williams' daughter Teddy who looked sweet in white dresses with pie-crust collars and green patterned sashes.

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The royal stepped out in a long-sleeved wedding gown in 2018

Michelle and Barack met in 1989 when Michelle was a young associate at a Chicago law firm, and she later revealed she was "completely shocked" when the future President proposed during a dinner date.

Three years later, they tied the knot on 3 October 1992 at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, before hosting their wedding reception at the South Shore Cultural Centre. 

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The couple share two kids

While they don't often discuss their wedding day, Michelle has made a few candid comments about their marriage. During an episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast, she said: "There's no magic way to make [marriage] happen except getting the basics of finding somebody, being honest about wanting to be with them, to date them seriously, to plan on making a commitment, to date them, seeing where it goes, and then making it happen."

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