Two captains in the United States Army were reportedly forced to change the location of their wedding because President Barack Obama made plans to golf there.
According to reports, Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. had plans to marry each other at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, which itself is located on the Marine Corps Base in Hawaii. The couple was reportedly made aware ahead of time that they may have to change their plans if the POTUS decided to come and golf there, seeing as how he had plans to visit Hawaii for the holidays. Still, they went ahead with the wedding as planned.
Ironically, Heimel and Mallue sent President Obama an invitation to their wedding after learning that he would be in town for the holidays, but before the wedding date, he sent them a letter declining and sending them good wishes.
Just one day before the wedding, Heimel and Mallue were informed that they would have to move the location of their wedding because the president decided that he was going to golf there.
“It was kind of ironic they got the letter from them and then, within hours, they were told they had to be moved due to him,” Jamie McCarthy, the groom’s sister, said to Bloomberg. “It was emotional, especially for her — she’s the bride and in less than 24 hours they had to change everything they had planned.”
In the end, the couple rearranged their plans and the two were able to get married on a lawn that overlooked the golf course. Reports say that President Obama personally called Heimel to apologize and congratulate the couple after finding out about their change of plans.