Turning a negative into a positive!
Last Saturday, 25-year-old Sarah Cummins and Logan Araujo were supposed to get married in a lavish $30,000 ceremony at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana.
Sadly, a week before the big day, the couple called it off for undisclosed reasons.
The Purdue University pharmacy student wasn’t only dealing with heartbreak, she was left with a nonrefundable contract for the venue and dinner service for 170 guests. She told the IndyStar:
“It was really devastating. 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.”
That’s when Sarah decided to turn lemons into lemonade by transforming the canceled reception into a party for the homeless!
One of the shelters — Dayspring Center — was absolutely “touched” by Sarah’s generosity. Development director Cheryl Herzog said:
“I was so touched that Sarah had taken a painful experience and turned it into a joyful one for families in need… It is truly a very kind gesture on her part… I suspect having the chance to experience a delicious meal with your family in a beautiful space like the Ritz Charles will be very special for them.”
The guests were treated to bourbon-glazed meatballs, goat cheese and roasted garlic bruschetta, chicken breast with artichokes and Chardonnay cream sauce, and (of course) wedding cake!
Reportedly, Sarah is already on her honeymoon to the Dominican Republic where she took her mom. Apparently, her “ex-fiancé was kind enough to transfer his tickets.”
All’s well that ends well!
[Image via IndyStar.]