Yiru Sun, a Princeton graduate and Corporate Vice President at New York Life Insurance canceled her wedding two months before her big day after refusing to sign a prenuptial agreement.
Yiru Sun wore a white gown and braided her hair like a bride as she took her guests to the place where her wedding reception would have taken place.
Her wedding was supposed to hold on the eve of Mother’s Day celebration rather she turned it into a luncheon after joining forces with Salvation Army and Inwood House who found guests to attend.
“At that moment, I started to think it was God's plan. I cannot be the princess of my wedding day, but I can give the kids a fairy tale,” Yiru told the New York Post.
The children were given balloons, Ice pops and had their faces painted. They told reporters it made them feel special.
“I thought it was an incredibly selfless act,”
“Just to turn around and do something that helps others is an amazing show of character,” a guest William Natal told CBS New York.
Yuri – single mother to a six-yr-old girl said hosting the kids helped take her mind off the fact that it was supposed to be her wedding day.
She told reporters that she wasn’t comfortable with the prenup adding that ‘she initially felt frustrated when she decided to call the wedding off’.
The corporate Vice President ended the day by telling guests how she had grown up poor in China before coming to study in America and winning a full scholarship to obtain her PhD in electrical engineering at Princeton.
“My guests feel even happier than wedding guests, they don't need to prepare wedding gifts”, she jokingly told reporters.
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