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Ex-President Officiates Washington Wedding U.S. Barack Obama wedding Washington D.C. Former President Barack Obama surprised wedding guests when he officiated a wedding in Washington, D.C., for two of his former staffers. Dana Remus and Brett Holmgren swore close family members to secrecy about Obama’s participation in the wedding on Sunday, and the mother of the groom said many of the guests were very surprised. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now “He complimented them both on their work, on the type of people they were, threw in a tiny bit of humor,” Mary Holmgren told the Washingtonian magazine. “He spoke about how their work has been a service to the people and how the two of them complement each other. Very, very sincere remarks, it came from his heart.” The newlyweds know Obama well. Remus is general counsel for the Obama Foundation and Obama’s personal office, and Holmgren worked in the Obama White House as the president's special assistant and as senior director for intelligence programs on the National Security Council staff. “We had decided to invite him because he was such an important part of our lives,...” Holmgren told the Washingtonian.
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