The Obamas Responded to a Wedding Invitation in the Sweetest Way

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Barack and Michelle Obama just made a newlywed’s day. Brook Allen, who married her now-husband Eddie Edgar back in March, was shocked to receive a congratulatory note from the former president and his wife months after saying “I do.”

It all started this past December when the bride’s mother, Liz Whitlow, sent an invitation to Obama, who was still in office at the time. Although the former POTUS was unable to attend the nuptials, he and Michelle responded with this heartfelt message:

“Congratulations on your wedding. We hope that your marriage is blessed with love, laughter, and happiness and that your bond grows stronger with each passing year. This occasion marks the beginning of a lifelong partnership, and as you embark on this journey, know you have our very best for the many joys and adventures that lie ahead.”

Allen could barely contain her excitement after receiving the thoughtful letter. “My mom sent the Obamas a wedding invitation back in March and just received this in the mail. I’m hollering!” she wrote.

The Texas-based bride took to Twitter to share her shock, and was met with similar stories from brides, graduates and new parents who have also received notes from the couple. One user even shared a letter of condolence from Obama after her grandmother’s passing.

Allen’s tweet has been liked and retweeted by thousands. “Honestly, I’m crying because I figured these were probably generic but every one I’ve read is different,” one woman wrote.

Although Obama may not be able to attend every wedding he’s invited to, he did serve as groomsmen to his close friend and personal aide, Marvin Nicholson, when he married Helen Pajcic back in January. The 44th president celebrates his 56th birthday on August 4.


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Kelly Spears
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Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'