Entertainment TV Hoda Kotb Officiates Zoom Wedding for Couple Who Cancelled Their Nuptials Due to Coronavirus Hoda Kotb, who is an ordinated minister, stepped up to help out a couple whose April wedding had been put on hold By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on April 23, 2020 03:09 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Hoda Kotb. Photo: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Although they may not have gotten the wedding they originally planned, an Arizona couple still got the chance to say “I do” — thanks to a little help from Hoda Kotb. After over three years of dating, John Sizer and Melanie Mulvihill were originally supposed to tie the knot on April 18, before the coronavirus pandemic changed everything. “She was like, ‘My dream, it’s falling through,’ ” her best friend Kira Sullivan told Today in a virtual interview. “She wants to start their life together as his wife, not being able to do that is heart-breaking.” Knowing that Kotb, 55, was an ordained minister, Sullivan reached out — and with a little help from the groom himself, they orchestrated a surprise wedding. “Nothing like planning a virtual wedding over the course of 4 days,” Sizer quipped, noting that to “give her the surprise of a marriage when she’s not expecting it at all at this point, I think it would make her life.” Lala Kent Receives Sweet Note from Fiancé Randall Emmett on What Would've Been Their Wedding Day On what would have been their wedding weekend, Mulvihill sat down with Sizer for what she thought was going to be a Zoom call with her pal — only to see their entire family, and the pastor who was going to marry them, pop up as well. “Guys when I see your relationship, I see two people that are in love — hang on, something’s still missing. I need a little help. Hang on,” the pastor said on the call, before giving Mulvihill another surprise as Kotb joined in to lead the couple through their vows. RELATED VIDEO: Hoda Kotb Celebrates Daughter's First Birthday at Home: 'Hope Blooms This Easter!' Of course, Kotb had another surprise up her sleeve. “It’s not really a wedding without a first dance and I know one of the songs that you love,” she said, before inviting country star Russell Dickerson to join in as well, and sing his song “Yours.” “I’m just happy my family and friends all could be present and I got to marry the love of my life,” Mulvihill told Today of the special moment. What to Do If Coronavirus Forces You to Cancel Your Wedding, According to Experts Speaking with her fellow co-hosts, Kotb revealed that both she and fiancé Joel Schiffman were moved to tears by the couple. “They are an amazing couple,” she said, noting that during the ceremony “Joel was off to my side crying.” “We were both crying while we were watching,” she added, adding that the following day, the couple’s loved ones surprised the pair by showing up to their house to celebrate with them from a safe distance. Playfully, Savannah Guthrie floated out the idea that Kotb could help her renew her vows to husband Michael Feldman, whom she married in 2014. “Anything for you, SG, anything for you,” Kotb sweetly replied. As information about the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changes, PEOPLE is committed to providing the most recent data in our coverage. Some of the information in this story may have changed after publication. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a GoFundMe.org fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. For more information or to donate, click here.