Slideshow: 2008 Presidential Candidate Real Wedding Photos

You know you're curious. From Michelle Obama's dress to Cindy McCain's veil, click ahead to see how 10 presidential hopefuls looked on their wedding days.
by The Knot
  1. photo by John McCain 2008

    John and Cindy McCain

    Fact: When they first met, John lied to Cindy about his age saying he was younger, and Cindy lied to John saying that she was slightly older. They didn't find out until their marriage application appeared in the newspaper.

    What we love: The couple honeymooned in Hawaii -- the same place where they first met the year before.
  2. Barack and Michelle Obama

    Fact: After two years of dating, the couple was out to dinner when an engagement ring arrived on Michelle's dessert plate and Barack proposed.

    What we love: Michelle wore a full-length, off-the-shoulder dress, while her bridesmaids coordinated in black off-the-shoulder dresses.
  3. Mike and Janet Huckabee

    Fact: Because Mike didn't have enough money to buy his junior high school sweetheart an engagement ring, he proposed with a soda can pull-tab.

    What we love: Three words: powder blue tux. That and Janet's white eyelet gown, made by her mother.

  4. Bill and Hillary Clinton

    Fact: Hillary and Bill Clinton were married after meeting in their law school library. Bill was so nervous the first time he met Hillary that he forgot his own name!

    What we love:
    After a very intimate, 15-person ceremony, a few hundred of Bill and Hillary's friends joined them for the reception, which was held in a friend's backyard.

  5. Mitt and Ann Romney

    Fact: After a few months of dating in high school, Mitt asked Ann to marry him at his senior prom.

    What we love: The civil ceremony took place at Ann's parents' home in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Ann wore a traditional full-length wedding dress with a long train.
  6. John and Elizabeth Edwards

    Fact: John and Elizabeth Edwards decided to get married in the town where they first met and fell in love -- Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    What we love about this wedding: Elizabeth bought her cap-sleeved dress at the last minute after her original gown arrived four sizes too large!

  7. Ron and Carol Paul

    Fact: Following his junior year of college, Ron proposed to Carol while the two were enjoying a picnic in the park. Carol admits it wasn't a total surprise, but she was astonished that she got a ring.

    What we love: The two had a winter-white theme for their February wedding. One interesting tidbit: Ron still wears the same size today as he did 50 years ago on his wedding day.

  8. Dennis and Elizabeth Kucinich

    Fact: Just a couple weeks after their first meeting in DC, Dennis and Elizabeth decided to get married.

    What we love about this wedding: The couple kept all the details eco-friendly with a vegan menu. After the wedding, they honeymooned at nearby Catawba, Ohio on less than one tank of gas.

  9. Chris and Jackie Dodd

    Fact: Chris and Jackie met at a charity ski race event in Park City, Utah. After almost a decade of dating, Chris planned a proposal for Jackie on her birthday.

    What we love about this wedding: Jackie and her father arrived at the wedding ceremony in a horse drawn carriage that was once used by Abraham Lincoln.

  10. Mike and Whitney Gravel

    Fact: Mike proposed to Whitney on New Year's.

    What we love about this wedding: Whitney borrowed a circa 1900 white cotton and lace lawn party dress. In lieu of a wedding party, Whitney asked her parents to stand up for her and Mike's two grown children, Martin and Lynne, stood up for him.

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