As Brian and Stephanie Tobe tied the knot at The Lodge at Torrey Pines in San Diego the happy couple were surprised by an uninvited, but not unwelcome guest — US president Barack Obama.
Obama had been playing a round of golf on the Torrey Pines course, and coincidentally finished at the 18th hole, right behind the altar, at the start time of the ceremony.
The photography team at the wedding, The Youngrens, write in their blog: “As secret service agents filed in and secured the area (totally cool if you ask me – Jeff told the secret service agent that we were wearing matching ear pieces), the President and his party came riding up on golf carts.
“Everyone in the crowd sat hushed in iPhone-ready silence as the golf carts came to a stop, and the Presidential party started getting out to play. Then President Obama raised his hand and greeted the crowd with a giant smile, breaking the silence. We all cheered.”
He later surprised the bride and groom by coming to greet everyone, making for some pretty exception wedding photos.
Here they are.
So THIS happened at yesterday's wedding… The President (OMGOMGOMGOMG) was in San Diego this weekend at the venue where we were photographing a gorgeous wedding, and we CAUGHT.IT.ALL. I'm writing the full story on the blog right now, but wanted to get this posted ASAP. Stay tuned!!!!! #POTUS #kindafreakinoutrightnow #eeeeeeee! -E #theyoungrens @lodgetorreypines @mintweddings
Patted down by security, 50 minutes late so the president can finish his golf. It all ended with the bride and groom running down from their suite to meet him and then I shook his hand. Definitely a memorable wedding!!#mintweddings @brookelaz @molly__nelson @lodgetorreypinesweddings @theyoungrens @sjvideography
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