Hoda Kotb Officiates Zoom Wedding of Couple Who Canceled Nuptials Over Coronavirus

April 24, 2020
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Hoda Kotb helped make a couple’s dreams come true.

The “Today” host officiated the wedding of an Arizona couple who were forced to postpone their ceremony due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After John Sizer and Melanie Mulvihill had to cancel their April 18th nuptials, the couple’s maid of honor, Kira Sullivan, stepped in by reaching out to Kotb, who is an ordained minister.

With the help of the groom, the trio conspired to surprise the bride with a virtual wedding via Zoom.

Melanie thought she and John were getting on a simple Zoom call with Kira to toast what would have been the couple’s first wedding weekend as newlyweds.

She soon saw both their entire families and the pastor who was supposed to marry them pop up on the call.

As the pastor began to read them their vows, he stopped and said, “Hang on, something’s still missing. I need a little help. Hang on.”

At that moment, Hoda joined the call and revealed she would be the one marrying them.

"I don't know if you know this, but I'm ordained," Hoda said to Melanie. "So I wanted to help you out."

The pair then recited their vows before Hoda pronounced them husband and wife.

But the surprises didn’t end there, as Hoda disclosed country artist Russell Dickerson was on the call to serenade them with his hit “Yours,” the song they planned for their first dance.

Afterwards, the newly married couple’s family and friends showed up outside their house to congratulate them from a safe distance.

In the end, Melania said her big day turned out extra special.

"It ultimately comes down to love, and I'm just happy my family and friends all could be present and I got to marry the love of my life,'' said the blushing bride. "It will be something to remember forever."

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