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Bride-to-Be Invites Homeless to Her Canceled Wedding

Bride-to-Be Invites Homeless to Her Canceled Wedding

Sarah Cummins, 25, a graduate of the Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, had booked the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indianapolis, for her wedding.

"It was really devastating to me", Cummins told the IndyStar.

"My heart breaks for the would-be bride and groom, but I wish everyone could've seen the guests' faces as they walked into this reception", Bartner wrote Saturday in a Facebook post.

Cummins had contacted the Dayspring Center, an emergency shelter that assists homeless families with children.

On the menu are bourbon-glazed meatballs, goat cheese and roasted garlic bruschetta, chicken breast with artichokes and Chardonnay cream sauce and, yes, wedding cake.

Being homeless is stressful for an entire family, Herzog said.

On Saturday ― a lovely, sunny day ― homeless families, veterans and others arrived at the Ritz Charles.

Ms Cummins worked with the Ritz Charles' wedding planner on the event and then contacted homeless shelters, arranging for buses to pick up the new guests. She's hoping for about 150 people, but there's no firm count yet.

"It's just a really great opportunity for us, that was going to be a huge tragedy in her life", he said.

Obviously, this isn't the first time weddings have been canceled on short notice, LaDow said.

She had been due to marry Logan Araujo, who had footed the largest part of the bill.

"I will at least have some kind of happy memory to pull from".

So, after some thought and a chat with her ex-fiance, she made a decision to go ahead with the party ― but she ditched her planned guest list and instead extended an invitation to local homeless organizations, including the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation and the Dayspring Center in nearby Indianapolis. "I've worked so many weekends and so much overtime to pay for this, I wanted to make sure it would be the ideal wedding".

If she can keep her emotions in check, Cummins plans to stay for the dinner with her mom and at least two of her bridesmaids.

Sarah was set to fly to the Dominican Republic the next day for her honeymoon.

Homeless shelters in Central Indiana are always in need of donations and volunteers.