- Kelsey and Andy Schneck were left without an officiant 24 hours before their ceremony in Camden, Ohio, on September 1.
- The woman who they had hired to officiate slipped and broke her ankle at the rehearsal.
- Manny Morales, a catering manager who saw the couple’s panic, offered to step in after telling them he was also certified as an officiant.
A catering manager officiated an Ohio couple’s wedding after the woman who was supposed to officiate broke his ankle at the rehearsal.
Kelsey and Andy Schneck were left without an officiant 24 hours before their ceremony in Camden on September 1 when the woman they had hired slipped and broke her ankle, the couple told KTRK.
As the couple panicked about what to do, a caterer bringing food from City Barbecue for the rehearsal overheard their problem and swooped in.
The catering manager and event coordinator, Manny Morales, told the Schnecks he was a certified officiant and said he was able to step in for them at the last minute.
“I thought he was kidding,” Kelsey told KTRK. “I would describe him as almost the hero of the wedding, because without him, I don’t know what the outcome would have been. He saved our day in every way possible.”
Morales was originally supposed to work on Saturday but got the day off to help out the Schnecks.
The original officiant had written down everything she planned to say and gave her notes to Morales.
“I said, ‘I hope Manny can deliver’ and everyone started laughing,” Andy Schneck told Good Morning America. “My best man said, ‘We all know he can deliver.'”
Morales had officiated before – this was his third wedding after first becoming an officiant for his friend’s wedding last year.
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