"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute
power corrupts absolutely."
President Obama’s golf game forced the dream Hawaii wedding of two Army captains to be moved at the last moment.
Army lovebirds Natalie Heimel and Edward Mallue Jr. weren’t told until Saturday afternoon that their Sunday ceremony at Kaneophe Klipper Golf Course had to be uprooted because the commander-in-chief would be playing through.
The couple had sent a tongue-in-cheek invite to Obama to attend their golf-club wedding and received his response on Saturday, regretting that he couldn’t make it.
Hours later, they got another official White House message, this time telling them to move their ceremony.
“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,” Mallue’s sister Jamie McCarthy told Bloomberg news service. “It was emotional, especially for her — she’s the bride and in less than 24 hours they had to change everything they had planned.”
The golf course, which is on Marine Base Hawaii, is a popular wedding spot because of its spectacular Pacific Ocean views.
Naile Brennan, manager of K Bay Catering, which planned the wedding, said it’s understood that all events in the area could be moved at the last moment to accommodate the president.
The wedding was moved to a green lawn at the home of Col. Eric Schaefer, commanding officer of the base, which also offered a picturesque Pacific background.
(New York Post)