Wedding officiant’s off-script moment leaves bride and groom mortified: ‘I was shocked and angry'

Kelsey Weekman
·2 min read

Olivia Mancuso's wedding ceremony was truly stunning — a sight to behold in more ways than one.

Unfortunately, though, an improvised moment involving the minister stole the show for a few moments.

Olivia shared footage of the bizarre twist with her TikTok followers in honor of her one-year anniversary with her husband.

"So me and my husband's minister went off-script during the ceremony, and then this happened," she said in the video, just before footage of her actual wedding began to play.

We see the happy couple standing at the altar admiring one another as the officiant speaks, when suddenly she begins to sing in a high-pitched voice, and the entire vibe of the ceremony changes.

Olivia and her husband, Fred, exchange glances — a silent communication that all married couples should master, honestly — and make it perfectly that this is not going according to plan.

Olivia told In The Know that she was upset at first, but ultimately, she had to laugh.

"I was shocked and angry. I also knew I had to channel my inner reporter ... to keep a poker face," she said. "I was pretty angry for a brief moment afterwards, but once all my relatives and friends came up to me laughing their a**es off about it I just had to laugh too."

She said that her wedding was relatively small — just 110 people — so everyone there knew how much she loved planning and hated surprises.

"That made it even funnier to them," she said. "Bunch of ball busters."

Fred's quick thinking kept the celebration rolling.

"My husband intentionally kept me away from her because he didn’t want me to cause a scene, so he gave me a drink and all was forgotten until we got our wedding footage back," Olivia explained in a follow-up video.

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Perhaps the most disappointing thing about the whole ceremony was that Olivia had high hopes for the minister — she found her on The Knot, where she had great reviews.

Ultimately, though, Olivia and Fred still tipped the officiant "generously."

"At the end of the day it was an amazing wedding and so much fun," Olivia told In The Know. "I’m glad others could get a good laugh out of the moment too."

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