When her fiance called off their wedding, with less than a week to go before the big day, Quinn Duane was devastated. And so was her family.
Landon Borup had proposed to Quinn over an Easter meal – asking each member of each of their familiesto read herone of thereasons that he loved her. But with just days to go before the wedding, he got cold feet and called it all off.
Devastated, Quinn’s family were determined that some good would come from the heartbreak. Instead of cancelling the $35,000 celebration, they decided to donate it tothose less fortunate, who would really appreciate it.
So on the day that Kari Duane thought she would watch her daughter get married, she instead found herself in a banquet hall, welcoming Sarcamento’s homeless to enjoy the lavish meal.
Families, single parents, grandparents and newborns all came, and they were infinitely grateful to Kari.
One woman, arriving with herfive children, told KRCA:
“To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind”
Although the day was still painfulfor the family – with Quinn unable to face her would-be wedding celebration, and staying at home – they were glad that their money didn’t go to waste. As Kari said:
“I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but I will take away something good from this, I will.”
With her honeymoon non-refundable, Quinn and Kari jetted off to Belize yesterday.
Read more: http://www.hellou.co.uk/2015/10/11this-mother-donated-her-jilted-daughters-wedding-banquet-to-homeless-people-64945/