Even after careful attention to detail, even the best of plans can come to naught.
That was the case for an Indianapolis bride-to-be Sarah Cummins and her former fiancé, Logan Araujo when they canceled their wedding plans a mere week before the big day.
The cancellation of a wedding that would have cost a projected $33,800 so late in the game was almost sure to be a devastating blow. According to an article that appeared on the Independent website in the UK, the bride was in tears when she let the caterers and others know that the wedding was off.
What to do with all that food and festivities that were nearly two years in the planning? Cummins decided that it would be the perfect opportunity to share it with the less fortunate. Rather than a wedding, she threw a party for local war veterans and the residents of four area homeless shelters. Cummins then made arrangements for her guests to be bused to the reception being held in a posh setting of the Ritz Charles in Indianapolis.
“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,” she said.
Only the head table was removed, for the event , but the reception went on as planned. The guests that were brought in for the affair were able to enjoy world class fare such as goat cheese and roasted garlic bruschetta, chicken breasts with Chardonnay cream sauce, and bourbon glazed meatballs. For desert, they were able to enjoy wedding cake.
Cummins’ spirit of goodwill became contagious throughout the city of Indianapolis. Some area businesses were able to get in on the festivities by making businesses got in on the festivities and made donations of suits and gowns for some of the party’s attendees.
Rather than focusing on the tragedy of the canceled wedding, Cummins and her mother were there well ahead of the scheduled start time in order to finish the final touches on the decor and to greet the guests. Some in attendance were moved by Cummins’ selflessness and kindness in the face of such a dramatic change in life plans.
“It’s just a really great opportunity for us, that was going to be a huge tragedy in her life,” said Erik Jensen, who had been living in a homeless shelter for the past five months. It’s a great opportunity to spread love. Being homeless is kind of a big loss for all of these guys. This is just a very nice thing to do.”
Several of the family and friends of both the bride and groom were on hand to help and lend support to Cummins on the day of the party.
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