Marine Jason Martin and his bride, Hillary, both 18, were turned away from the posh Padre Hotel because the hotel requires guests to be at least 21. The news created a public relations problem for the hotel. This week, the hotel's co-owner apologized to the couple and offered them a free night's stay.
It was to be the perfect end to a perfect day. Hillary and Jason Martin had just gotten married. They arrived at Bakersfield's swank Padre Hotel — the bride in her wedding dress, the groom in Marine Corps dress blues.
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