Army Couple's Wedding Spot in Hawaii Bumps into Obama’s Golf Game Spot
A couple getting married had a really hard time to make sure that their big day goes as per plans as their marriage spot in Hawaii came near President Barack Obama's vacation spot.
The couple is Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. Both of them are US Army captains that are stationed in Hawaii. They were scheduled to tie the knot on Sunday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, which is a military course with ocean views near Obama's rented vacation home in Kailua.
They had their rehearsal on Saturday and soon after that they were told that they will have to move their wedding away from the 16th hole as Obama and his friends has planned a golf session.
The couple met in 2011 while they were stationed in Germany. Heimel's sister, Christie McConnell told The Associated Press that eventually the ceremony was relocated to some another place that was also the part of the course
and also offered better views than the 16th hole. Some guests were even able to catch a glimpse of Obama as he played golf.
Once the ceremony was over, all the members of the bridal party were taking photos, Edward Mallue got a call from the wedding planner. He was asking permission to give the president his cellphone number. Eventually Obama
called and Mallue put the call on speakerphone.
McConnell, a bridesmaid said, "We all hovered around, all excited, listening. He asked how long they had been going out, chatted about golf and apologized for disrupting their plans. He was really funny and nice on the phone".
A person familiar with the chain of events said that the White House didn't know in advance that the couple was being told that they had to relocate.
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