Weddings are always a place where memories are made! Family comes together, people mingle, and people usually have a few drinks to celebrate. With that wild concoction of family and friends, there is sure to be unforgettable memories.
We love the fun things that happen at our weddings!
With all the craziness that is associated with weddings, we kind of expect it, though, don’t we? A “boring wedding” may be flawless, but it has no character. Without drunk Uncle Tony giving an embarrassing speech or little kids spilling things, weddings would just be expensive, formal gatherings.
One couple had a memorable wedding – but not for the typical reasons.
Nobody wants to see their wedding on the news! One couple had one of the most memorable weddings of any in memory. It wasn’t from anything funny, however. It wasn’t a laughing matter at all, in fact.
Cody Campbell and Kelly Yocca were dewy-eyed newlyweds about to finish their big day.
With all the planning, prep, and work that goes into “the big day,” it is a relief to be nearing the end. You are tired and ready to enjoy your honeymoon! Cody and Kelly were on the downhill slope, nearing the end of the day. While they were hearing the speech of one of their family members, something wild happened.
While the speeches were happening during dinner, one of the family members started choking!
Suddenly, one of the family members off-camera started choking violently. The entire room briefly froze for a moment as they realized their happy celebration just got a lot more serious. Thankfully, Cody had some tricks up his sleeve.
Cody, the groom, was a firefighter!
While most people can only watch helplessly as someone chokes, Cody knew precisely what he needed to do. Turning his head to see what the problem was, he immediately lept to action when he realized what was going on.
Running over to the family member, he did what he was trained to do.
In a later video, Cody explained the exact steps he took in order to save the person’s life. Known as the Heimlich maneuver, Cody placed his balled hands on the diaphragm of the individual and heaved towards himself from behind.
Cody was able to rescue the man in need.
It only took the skilled firefighter a few moments to clear the airway of the individual. I doubt the guest was much interested in finishing their steak dinner!
While this wasn’t the plan for the big day, the memory will last a lifetime.
“Hey, you remember when Aunt Sally choked on her steak at the wedding and Cody saved her life?” That sounds like a memorable wedding story to me! Even if our dream weddings don’t always turn out how we imagined them, we can still love the memories they produce.
It seems like having a firefighter at your wedding is worth it!
Cody was all smiles, even after the crazy events of the day. In a later interview, it was even revealed that the guest who choked went back and finished their steak! Now that’s a trooper.
Check out the crazy video below!
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