When Army Captains Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. planned their December 28th wedding ceremony for the 16th hole of the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course on a Marine Corps base in Hawaii, they didn’t expect a problem of presidential proportions. Everything went smoothly until after the Saturday rehearsal when the couple was informed they could not hold the wedding as planned. President Obama, vacationing in Hawaii, wanted to play golf the following day at the same time and in the same location as the ceremony. Fortunately, the golf course staff had a backup plan, quickly moving the ceremony to a more secluded location overlooking the ocean. Some of the guests even saw the President as he played nearby.
President Obama, who was unaware of the situation, called the couple during the reception to congratulate them and to apologize for the inconvenience. What a memory to add to the wedding day!