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President Obama visits Jacksonville for aide's wedding

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President Barack Obama visited Jacksonville on Saturday for the wedding of one of his top aides.

Obama landed at Jacksonville International Airport just before 6 p.m.

He traveled to Avondale for his personal assistant Marvin Nicholson's wedding. 

Nicholson is a travel director for the White House. He married Helen Pajicic, who works at the Federal Department of Education. Her father is a Jacksonville attorney.

The wedding took place at a private home on Montgomery Place. 

The home is a $2.6 million, 5,400 square-foot home on the bank of the St. Johns River. 

A crowd lined the streets near the wedding site for the chance to see a presidential motorcade.

Some held signs of support and braved the cold for hours.

“I got to see him like exactly through the window,” Gabriela, who was there with her parents, said.

Obama stayed at the wedding for about an hour, then headed back to JIA.

Saturday's visit was Obama's third visit to Jacksonville in the past year. He was here twice in 2016. The first visit was about jobs and the second was a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton.