A young woman from US states of Indiana who was not destined to be a bride didn’t want to loose all the food and drink after the cancellation of her $30,000 wedding, so she organized a dinner for homeless people.
A school bus pulled up in front of the manicured landscaping of the Ritz Charles in Carmel, a suburb north of Indianapolis, where Sarah Cummins scheduled a bridal celebration. About a dozen homeless veterans from the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation were among the guests, many dressed in semi-formal apparel, dined on hors d’oeuvres of bourbon-glazed meatballs, goat cheese and roasted garlic bruschetta.
Cummins, the 25-year-old Purdue University pharmacy student and her fiance, Logan Araujo, cancelled their $30,000 wedding a week ago for undisclosed reasons,and the two were left with the non-refundable would-be celebration.
So Cummins decided to invite people from four area homeless shelters to enjoy the 170-person reception she and Araujo spent two years planning.
“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,” Cummins said.