Dec 29, 2014 5:31 PM

Army couple relocates wedding for Obama golf game

The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) A couple getting married near President Barack Obama's vacation spot in Hawaii learned the hard way that the big day rarely goes exactly as planned.

Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. both U.S. Army captains stationed in Hawaii were scheduled to tie the knot Sunday at Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course. The military course has ocean views near Obama's rented vacation home in Kailua.

But on Saturday, they were told they'd have to move their wedding away from the 16th hole because Obama and his friends planned to golf.

Sister-of-the-bride Christie McConnell says Obama called the newlyweds soon after the ceremony to apologize and offer congratulations.

McConnell says the ceremony relocated to another spot on the course that offered better views than the 16th hole.


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