Big hair, big smiles and all types of fabulousness occurred at this past week's White House State Dinner for Canada. Check out how First Daughters Malia and Sasha Obama made their big State Dinner debut, and totally won over everybody (including heartthrob Ryan Reynolds).
America and Canada have been social and political besties for as long as one can remember, so it's only right the new Prime Minister Justin Pierre James Trudeau, eldest son of former PM Pierre Trudeau, was the honoree at the first White House State Dinner honoring Canada in nearly 20 years.
The current PM is close to the same age Obama was when he was first elected as President, and both touted similar platforms of change.
FLOTUS looked simply stunning in a midnight blue floral jacquard gown printed strapless Jason Wu gown for the big night, while Mr. President kept it dapper in his tux:
Designer Jason Wu was born in Taiwan and raised in British Columbia, a nod to the Canadian guests of honor.
Prime Minister's wife Sophie Grégoire wore a pink-purple gown designed by Canadian designer Lucian Matis.
As for who stole the night:
Those gorgeous Obama girls Sasha and Malia! For their first White House State Dinner after almost 8 years in the White House, the YBF Teens rocked stunning gowns from Naeem Khan and had their natural beauty on full display.
When Sasha got to chat with Canadian-born actor Ryan Reynolds (who every girl her age is obsessed with) who was thee with his wife Blake Lively, we're sure it made her entire week. Her sister's face said it all (see below!).
The First Fam and guests wined and dined on some yummy eats. The NY Times reports:
“There is so much commonality. It’s just like cooking for your brother,” Cristeta Pasia Comerford, the White House chef, told reporters before the meal. “It’s not a big stretch for us to do something wonderful, but we want to make them feel at home.”
Baby lamb chops with Yukon Gold potato dauphinoise and a fricassee of spring vegetables filled the Obamas’ official china service. A maple pecan cake with cocoa nib wafer and butterscotch swirl ice cream rounded out the meal. Each table also received a platter of handmade sweets arranged in a scene evoking the Rocky Mountains, which stretch across the two countries.
Barack & Michelle got all cutesy before President O took the podium to deliver his speech:
The Prime Minister also took the podium and joked about not being old enough to attend "these things" when his father was in office, so he gave a shout out to the First Daughters on their first one.
Canadian-born singer Tamia and husband Grant Hill, former NBA star who is nowlooked freakin' amazing as they arrived at the State Dinner:
Check out the First Daughters having some fun with Sandra Oh, Loren Michaels and Ryan:
And Dad-in-Chief Obama choking up while talking about how his daughters grew up so fast:
Right before the State Dinner, the duo now dubbed as "TruBama" spent the day together having press conferences, laughing it up together and kissing a few babies:
Gotta love it!