When 25-year-old Sarah Cummins called off her wedding with her fiancé Logan Araujo, she decided to do something about it. The painful break up, which took place a week before their wedding day, led her to take an altruistic step. This Purdue University student threw a party for the homeless instead.
Cummins refused to divulge into the events that led to the break up. Instead, she said that she wasn't allowed to cancel the venue or the food that she had booked for her reception. The two reportedly spent $30,000 on their big day, reported the Indianapolis Star.
The bride-to-be made several teary phone calls to family and friends and informed them that the wedding had been called off, However, the caterers wouldn't budge when she told them what had happened. It was at this moment that she decided to let other people partake in a feast.
"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," she added.
She sent out invitations to homeless folks in Indianapolis and Noblesville areas. The gastronomic feast is yet to take place but guests at this party will enjoy chicken breast with artichokes and chardonnay cream sauce, bourbon-glazed meatballs, and goat cheese bruschetta.
According to Cummins, the wedding venue will wear the same look. However, there will be some changes. Cummins has decided to do away with a gifts table, a cake table and a head table for the bride and groom.
"I’m happy through my grief and also Sarah’s that she was able to make a selfless and very thoughtful decision in such a hard time," the Indianapolis Star quoted Araujo as saying.