After the groom-to-be abandoned his bride days before their event, the bride’s family decided not to cancel the event and invited the less fortunate to an extravagant feast.
Quinn Duane from Sacramento, California, was all set to get married to Landon Borup in a lavish wedding ceremony at one of the luxurious hotels in the city.
However, things took a horrible turn, and less than a week before their reception day, Borup, 27, called Quinn, also 27, to call off the wedding.
The bride remained in shock for a few days and didn’t know what to do. However, her family remained strong and didn’t lose heart. In fact, they decided to turn the event into a feast for the city’s homeless people.
Quinn’s mother, Kari Duane, spoke to KCRA that when her fiancé called off the wedding, dues for her daughter’s wedding were already paid.
“When I found out on Monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed like, of course, this would be something that we would do to give back,” she said.
So, she and her husband invited all the homeless people of the city to the Citizen Hotel for a fancy meal.
“Even though my husband and I were feeling very sad for our daughter, it was heartwarming to see so many people be there and enjoy a meal,” Duane told the outlet.
“I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but I will take away something good from this,” she added.
She said her daughter, Quinn was heartbroken, so she decided to stay at home on the day that was supposed to be her wedding day, but she saw the event’s footage on TV and felt good that her parents did something amazing.
According to KCRA, “First to arrive, nearly a half hour early, was a woman who lives in a shelter with others too old to work and too financially strapped to afford rent.”
Kari said that when the woman arrived, she and her husband thought she would be the only one they would feed that night, but more people came.
“There were single people, families, grandparents, and newborns. It was a house full,” said Kari.
“When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle for you to get out to do something different and with your family, it was really a blessing,” a man named Rashad Abdullah, who came to the feast with his wife and five children, told the news outlet.
His wife thanked the generous family for their act of kindness and said not many people could pull off what they did after their daughter’s wedding was canceled.
“To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind,” she said.
According to KCRA, “The food is the same as what you’d get at the hotel’s four-star restaurant, The Grange. In addition to appetizers, salad, cauliflower, gnocchi, salmon, and even tri-tip were served.”
“There was plenty to go around as 120 guests were invited before the wedding got canceled.”
The Duane family returned home with a bitter-sweet feeling at the end of the night.
The family also booked a non-refundable honeymoon trip to Belize, so Kari decided to take her daughter for some mother-daughter time off and convinced her daughter, Quinn, to go to Belize with her.
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