27-yr-old Quinn Duane was getting ready to tie the knot with fiancé, 27-yr-old Landon Borup in an expensive ceremony costing up to $35,000 at Sacramento's luxurious Citizen Hotel
A groom's indecision turned into a feast for homeless people after the bride's family made something good out of the bad situation.
27-yr-old Quinn Duane was getting ready to tie the knot with fiancé, 27-yr-old Landon Borup in an expensive ceremony costing up to $35,000 at Sacramento's luxurious Citizen Hotel on Saturday, October 17.
But when the wedding was called off less than a week to the big day, Duane's family couldn't cancel the reservations or catering.
Rather they turned it into a feast for homeless people to enjoy.
"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," the bride's mother 53-yr-old Kari Duane told newsmen.
"I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but I will take away something good from this," she added.
The heartbroken bride who chose to stay at home watched as her new guests enjoyed the sumptuous meal.
One homeless man, Rashad Abdullah, who came to eat with his wife Erika Craycraft and five children said the meal was a blessing.
"When you're going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out to do something different with your family, it was really a blessing," Craycraft said, thanking the family for their thoughtfulness.
The former couple met in July 2011 and began dating shortly afterwards before getting engaged during a family meal to celebrate Easter in April last year.