Every Time Barack Obama Crashes a Wedding, an Angel Gets His Wings

Aside from Liza Minelli drunkenly careening through your wedding or Wilson Philips performing the two hits you’ve always loved at your reception, there are few things more exciting than having the president show up to your wedding. Not only because you get to meet the leader of the free world, but also because you’ve definitely got the best wedding story of all time.


PopSugar reports that Brian and Stephanie, a couple getting married in San Diego were already very excited to be joined in holy matrimony, but as the bride, groom, and wedding party prepared for the ceremony, they noticed something very interesting: The President of the United States was outside, playing golf on the wedding venue’s course. (And, fortunately, this time the wedding didn’t have to be moved for the president to continue playing.) Everyone patiently waited to say hello, because you don’t talk while someone is golfing—but once he’d finished, Obama was more than happy to wave and distribute handshakes to the gawking wedding guests. When the bride and groom came out, however, he actually went over to them to say “what’s up.”

Soon enough, Brian and Stephanie came down as well to meet the president. How could they miss a moment like that? The couple sprinted down to the course just in time. Erin wrote, “President Obama was kind and wonderful. When he shook Brian and Stephanie’s hands, he apologized for delaying the ceremony and then shared some advice with Brian (who is also from Chicago).”

What that advice was, we’ll never know. It was secret and private and will likely keep Brian and Stephanie’s marriage strong forever in a way that our parents’ advice never would. It’s like that scene in Lost in Translation where Bill Murray whispers something into ScarJo’s ear and you want to know what it is but also recognize that it’s not for you.

At least that’s what I imagine it was like. It’s entirely possible that all Obama said was, “Don’t vote for Trump,” but even that is better marriage advice than most people have given me.

Contact the author at mark.shrayber@jezebel.com.



You guys, my wedding happened and I cannot get over my depression. I hated my wedding. All the help I was promised from well-meaning but unorganized people fell through. Everything looked shoddy, I barely saw my husband all night, and his brothers each tried their hand at ruining it-one with a drunken meltdown, and one with his insane children who ran completely wild without supervision while him and his girlfriend drank and asked my husband to wait in line for them to get their drinks. My brother-in-law dressed his kids in flat bill ball caps and basketball shorts, which made our family photos look terrible. It ended up being nice weather all week until the day of our wedding where it clocked in around 95 degrees. I was twenty minutes late leaving to the ceremony and was literally yelling at my bridesmaids, who didn’t even show up until way later in the day, to please help me get everything together (they were all doing their hair and makeup and having eyelashes professionally put on even though I asked them weeks ago if they wanted the makeup artist to schedule them in). Everything was rushed, and frantic, and cheap looking and I just look back on that day and I fucking hate it. I hate everything about it except for the fact that I am married. Oh, and the photographer canceled photographing our reception, the only thing I really cared about having photos of, so all we have are some iphone pictures. I just don’t know how to get over my sadness and disappointment. My husband doesn’t know how to hear my sadness and not take it as complaining that he didn’t do enough. I honestly just don’t know how to move past it.