John McCain Celebrates the Wedding of Son Jack

  • From left: Jack McCain, Renee Swift, Cindy McCain and Sen. John McCain
    Courtesy of the Office of Sen. John McCain
  • Jack McCain and Renee Swift
    Ben Chrisman
  • Renee and Jack McCain's wedding at Grace Cathedral Church and reception at the California Academy of Sciences museum in San Francisco, Calif.
    Ben Chrisman

updated 06/03/2013 AT 11:10 AM EDT

originally published 06/03/2013 AT 08:20 AM EDT

U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and his wife Cindy shared in a happy occasion Saturday night – the wedding of their son Jack McCain to Renee Swift, the senator's rep confirms.

The younger McCain, 27, serves as a lieutenant in the Navy, stationed in Guam where he is a helicopter pilot. Swift, 29, a Bay area native, is a captain in the USAF reserve. The couple met in Guam.

The wedding ceremony was held at San Francisco's Grace Cathedral, with a reception following at the California Academy of Sciences, said the rep.

The festivities were attended by all of the McCain children, reports The Washington Post. Also attending the couple's rehearsal dinner Friday night at the Tonga Room of the Fairmont Hotel, said the newspaper: former presidential candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The groom's sister, Meghan McCain, 28, shared the joyous occasion through live Tweets throughout the weekend.

The couple planned to honeymoon in Africa, after which Jack McCain is slated for another deployment.

Additional reporting by SANDRA SOBIERAJ WESTFALL

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