Washington DC couple Mike and Myelin were scheduled to be married at The Jefferson Memorial this weekend, but their wedding was canceled due to the government shutdown. In a hilarious turn of events, Stephen Colbert invited them to get married on last night’s episode of Colbert Report. In a previous episode of his show, Colbert promised viewers to take over any government services that would be suspended during the shutdown. Who knew that the comedian/news anchor is actually an ordained minister? Definitely not us!
The couple were good sports with Stephen Colbert’s antics like Smoky the Bear filling in as the best man and the impromptu bachelorette party. While the wedding was certainly non-traditional — it will definitely make for a memorable story, especially the first dance serenaded by Audra McDonald!
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