Obama’s busy golf schedule ruined a couple’s wedding plans on Sunday. The president forced the couple to look for a different location less than 24 hours before their wedding.
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President Barack Obama apologized to a couple after his golf game in Hawaii forced the bride and groom to relocate their wedding Sunday.
According to a report out from Bloomberg, the couple — both captains in the Army — had previously invited Obama to their wedding, knowing that he’d likely return to his family’s vacation spot for the holidays.
The couple, Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr., received an RSVP on Saturday from the President declining the invitation but sending them good wishes.
Later on Saturday they were told they’d have to relocate their wedding venue away from the golf course, which is located on Marine Corps Base Hawaii, because the President was planing to play golf.
“It was emotional, especially for her,” Jamie McCarthy, the groom’s sister, told Bloomberg. “She’s the bride and in less than 24 hours they had to change everything they had planned.”
The couple happened to be two Army captains.