President Obama's time in office may be quickly coming to a close, but the man in charge had one last major event to see to — the wedding of White House aide Marvin Nicholson. (And the upcoming inauguration, but what's more important here, really?) The President headed to Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday, January 7 to witness his personal aide's nupitals — a final use of Air Force One we definitely approve of!
According to ABC, Nicholson, the White House trip director and the president's personal aide, tied the knot with Helen Pajcic, a special assistant at the U.S. Education Department who worked alongside her new hubs on Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. With the wedding taking place in the bride's hometown of Jacksonville, the commander-in-chief boarded Air Force One to attend the can't-miss "I dos. And according to Refinery 29, the President wasn't just any old wedding guest — he was a groomsmen! Okay, this is officially the coolest wedding party ever (with probably the highest security, too).
The nupitals took place at a private residence on Montgomery Place along the St. Johns River, People magazine reports, where the President stood at the altar alongside the bride and groom. And while First Lady Michelle Obama wasn't able to join her husband for the nuptials, Obama wasn't the only White House official to be included in the ceremony. Secretary of State John Kerry not only made the guest list cut, but he also had the honor of officiating the "I dos." Is this the most patriotic wedding in the history of weddings? We think so.
No word on where the newlyweds are jetting off to on their honeymoon as of yet, but we're sure there'll be a golfing green somewhere nearby. After all, Nicholson claims the title of Obama's most frequent golfing buddy, teeing up for 192 out of the 333 rounds of golf Obama has played since taking office.
This isn't the first wedding Obama has attended since taking office — although he hasn't necessarily been invited to all of them! Back in October 2015, Obama accidentally crashed a couple's country club wedding when he stumbled upon the newlyweds saying their "I dos" during his golf game. Now that's one wedding crasher we definitely wouldn't throw out of the reception!