$30000 reception donated to homeless after U.S. wedding cancelled

$30000 reception donated to homeless after U.S. wedding cancelled

$30000 reception donated to homeless after U.S. wedding cancelled

The 25-year-0ld pharmacy student has stated that she doesn't want to explain why she and her ex-fiance decided not to get married, but the pair had been planning the event for over two years.

Sarah Cummins was getting ready to marry the man of her dreams this Saturday, when she suddenly had to call off the wedding. "I called everyone, canceled, apologized, cried, called vendors, cried some more, and then I started feeling really sick about just throwing away all the food I ordered for the reception", Cummins told the IndyStar.

Instead, she made a decision to invite a local homeless shelter to come share the food that was meant to help celebrate her wedding.

"My ex-fiancé was kind enough to transfer his tickets to my mom", Cummins said.

She told the Indy Star she was unable to get a refund from the venue, who were expecting her and her one-time fiance along with 170 guests for an evening of fine foods, wine and dancing. Cummins even helped organize two large buses to help transport 150 people and their families to the event, according to WXIN.

Working with the hotel's event planner, Ms Cummings is rearranging the tables at the reception so there is no head table for the couple or gift and cake tables.

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The guests will enjoy their gourmet dinner on the patio, where Cummins had wanted the dinner all along but held back in case of bad weather. For dessert, there's wedding cake, of course.

As for Cummins, she said her canceled wedding won't only be heartache, as she will have kind of a happy memory to draw from, as she had planned on making it the ideal celebration. Cummins says she hopes it will provide the necessary alone time she feels she needs before she returns to school at Purdue University. She cheerfully greeted and welcomed her guests when they arrived to attend the Saturday party.

Ms Cummins was scheduled to leave for what was supposed to have been her honeymoon - taking her mother instead of Mr Araujo - in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

"For me, it was an opportunity to let these people know they deserved to be at a place like this just as much as everyone else does", Ms Cummins told AP.

"I was so touched that Sarah had taken a painful experience and turned it into a joyful one for families in need".

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