FedEx driver saves wedding after delivering groom’s ring during ceremony

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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on many plans in 2020.

Weddings are just some of the events being cancelled, postponed or performed in socially distant ways.

Savannah Kulenic and Dylan Perkins are one couple who had a gorgeous Hawaii wedding on the horizons.

The bride and groom-to-be had packed their bags, printed their boarding passes and were all set for their vacation.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic meant their trip was cancelled, as well as their reception venue and the company making their weddings bands also temporarily closed.

But Savannah and Dylan were set on becoming man and wife so the American couple planned a ceremony at a North Carolina beach.

They planned a minimal gathering, including photographer Amy Shores of Seaside Topsail Photography and exchanged vows.

Thankfully, the company making the rings also opened up the day before their impromptu coast wedding.

They sent the bands on an overnight priority package but the delivery was still not going to reach the ceremony in time.

The delivery was scheduled for 4:30pm while the wedding was for 3pm.

But thanks to the FedEx driver who was tipped off about the urgency, Savannah and Dylan were able to marry and exchange rings.

Photographer Amy had the bright idea of leaving a note on the door alerting the driver that he would need to hurry to the beach to save the wedding.

The FedEx driver, Joe Engel, then realised what precious cargo he was carrying and drove down to the beach, running down to meet Savannah and pass the wedding band.

‘She immediately turned and started running towards me. We kind of met down the beach, and I just handed it over to her and said, ‘Congratulations,”’ Joe told American news outlet KSLA12.

‘I’m so happy that they had a great wedding, and I didn’t ruin it by being the last-minute ring bearer.’

Photographer Amy added: ‘I’ve shot extravagant weddings with tons of people. This literally had five people, and it’s probably the most special wedding I’ve ever photographed.

‘It was just the most magical moment.

‘You know, with all of the bad going on, there are still good people in the world, and in the end, love wins. It’s just a great story all the way around.’