Couple reunited with wedding video after tornado destroys home
MOORE, Okla. – Sixty miles south of Oklahoma City is the tiny town of St. Louis, Oklahoma. In that town is the St. Louis Auto Salvage. That’s where resident Gloria Young found a wedding on video tape. She found it in a crushed truck she bought from Oklahoma City after the May tornadoes.
After watching the wedding, Gloria decided to try to get the tape back to the owners and called NewsChannel 4 for help.
“I`ve been married 44 years,” Young said. “If I would have lost my wedding tape, even today, I would want it back. It would be something that would be precious to me.”
Amanda and Cody Koelsch lost everything in the May tornadoes. They now live with her mom until they can get back on their feet. To them, getting their wedding tape back seems like a miracle.
“I kinda thought there would be mud,” Koelsch said. “There was insulation all over everything so it’s pretty surprising that it didn’t get all messed up.”
Koelsch lost all of her wedding pictures and videos, so she’s incredibly grateful to get this one back.
“I’m glad they wanted to do something to help me find it instead of just throwing it away,” Koelsch said. “It makes me happy.”
It’s a memory she can now look forward to sharing with their three-month-old daughter, Saylor.
The couple is planning on watching it together as soon as they can find a VCR.