The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/VCCver) that Kwan and Pell married at the First Unitarian Church in Providence. About 250 guests attended, including Gov. Lincoln Chafee and his wife, Stephanie.
Uniformed police officers stood guard outside the church as the 32-year-old Kwan and her bridesmaid emerged from a club across the street from the church.
Pell, a lawyer and Coast Guard lieutenant, works on the national security staff at the White House.
Kwan is a public policy envoy with the State Department and the most decorated figure skater in American history. She won 43 championships, the silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and bronze at the 2002 Games.