A dream Kochi nuptials & a presidential visit: American's wedding happens, with some help from Kovind
An American couple exchanged vows, and guess who they had to thank?
Ashley Hall of Ann Arbor in Michigan had chosen Taj Malabar hotel at Willingdon Island here as the venue of her destination wedding and after reaching Kochi, she tweeted an aerial picture of the wedding venue on Saturday. But on the same day, she had the shock of a lifetime when security personnel asked her to shift the wedding venue as the President was staying at the hotel as part of his Kerala visit.
Good morning from Kochi! #GodsOwnCountry https://t.co/cyKepr6mTB— Ashley Hall (@hall_ash) 1578101252000
Heartbroken, she tweeted, “Sometimes you plan a destination wedding for 8 months at an elite hotel in India. Sometimes the President of India makes an impromptu trip to that hotel on the day of the wedding. Sometimes you get 48 hours notice to plan an entirely new wedding.”
Sometimes you plan a destination wedding for 8 months at an elite hotel in India. Sometimes the President of Indi… https://t.co/mtQZSSeq2l— Ashley Hall (@hall_ash) 1578157355000
On Sunday, Ashley, who had planned the wedding to the minutest detail for the last eight months, made a last-minute appeal to the office of the President himself by tweeting to @rashtrapatibhvn about her hardship of being told to shift the wedding venue at the last minute.
I want to thank the @Taj_Cochin and State Officials for working on this with us throughout the day. Hoping we can h… https://t.co/lhe2tMjAp7— Ashley Hall (@hall_ash) 1578229143000
She got a reply from the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the same day informing her that the President has decided to grant an exemption to her wedding in terms of security cover and that she can proceed with the wedding at the same venue.
@hall_ash @Taj_Cochin We are glad the issues have been resolved. President Kovind conveys his best wishes to you on this joyous occasion— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 1578230345000
Ashley tweeted on Sunday thanking the President and Taj Malabar for working with her on the issue and for sorting it out. Rashtrapati Bhavan didn’t forget to convey the President’s best wishes for her marriage.