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Obama’s Golf Outing Forces Soldiers to Relocate Wedding

Two Army captains set to wed last Sunday had to rearrange plans and move venues at the last minute due to President Obama’s golf outing, according to a new report.

Bloomberg reports that fiancés Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. learned on Saturday afternoon, the day before their ceremony, that they would have to relocate from the golf course at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, where both are stationed, because of the president’s plans to play a round. The word came after President Obama declined the couple’s invitation to their wedding.

“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, Mallue’s sister, told the website. “It was emotional, especially for [Heimel] — she’s the bride and in less than 24 hours they had to change everything they had planned.”

The president frequents the course during his vacations to the Aloha State, and the manager of the company that coordinates weddings at the location says couples are informed of the possibility of having to make last-minute rearrangements. After Bloomberg inquired as to whether the White House knew of the wedding and its subsequent relocation, President Obama contacted the couple to apologize and congratulate them.

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