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McDonald’s staffer moves wedding reception to her work after venue cancellation

A McDonald’s employee will hold her wedding reception at her work after her original venue cancelled twice because of coronavirus.

Melissa Russell will head to the McDonald’s restaurant in Motherwell, near Glasgow, Scotland, after marrying her fiancée Shannon McKenna.

The 27-year-old, who has worked at the branch for the last six years, is in a race against time to arrange a venue due to her father’s failing health, the Daily Record reports.

McDonald’s franchise owner Kate Walker came to the rescue after agreeing to host their reception at her restaurant after the couple get married on Saturday.

Melissa said: “We’re so grateful to Kate for hosting us and our small party on such a special day.

“It’s not the day we’d imagined, but we’re over the moon to be spending the reception at the Motherwell restaurant. It will certainly be one to remember.

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The couple were left disappointed when their original venue cancelled twice

“I’ve worked at McDonald’s for six years now and have made many happy memories there, as well as friends for life, so I’m excited to spend the evening there with my loved ones.

“I can’t wait to become Mrs McKenna.”

McDonald’s franchise owner Kate Walker said they were “delighted” to have been asked to host the reception after hearing about the difficulties Melissa and Shannon had in trying to secure a venue.

She added: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to host Mel and Shannon’s wedding reception on Saturday.

McDonald's staffer moves wedding reception to her work after venue cancellation
Melissa Russell has worked at the McDonald’s branch for the last six years

“We were delighted when they asked us to use the restaurant, especially after hearing the trouble they’d had trying to secure a venue and a date.

“Mel has been a valued part of my team for six years now and it’s great to be able to give something back as a thank you for all her hard work.

“Here at McDonald’s we pride ourselves on COVID safety and we’ll be taking every precaution to ensure the wedding can go ahead within the current government restrictions.

“We’re really looking forward to being a part of their special day.”

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