Luckily, Australian couple Hannah and Ben Lienert thought the incident was hilarious. And apparently so does everyone else in the world, as a YouTube video of the less-than-romantic moment has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.
In the clip, we see the beautiful bride and her dapper groom standing in front of a very large outdoor assembly of their friends and family. Their hands are joined, as they gaze lovingly at one another, and a minister reads the sacred words that will unite them in holy matrimony.
"I need to poo!" screams Ben's son suddenly, tugging on his dad's jacket. Hannah's hand flies to her mouth in amusement (we think), and a bridesmaid quickly swoops in to rush the little boy to the bathroom, and away from the microphone!
"Well that's a first!" jokes the minister, as Ben tries to recover from the highly embarrassing "I doo doo."
It takes a while for the bride, groom, and their attendants, to regain their composure. But eventually the ceremony continues.
Of course, every parent can relate to a toddler saying something at a less than ideal moment. My daughter has shouted her bathroom needs to stores full of people. It happens. And we just have to go with the flow. Pun intended.
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.