Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cancelled Wedding Turned Charity Event

Imagine this: 40 days before you're wedding, you call it off.

The venue is almost full paid for (most accept final payment on the day of), the flowers, the servers, the cake ... it's all ready to go. And just barely a month before you're to say your I do's, you cancel it.

That's what Carol and Willie Fowler's daughter did.

Meet the Fowlers:

cancelled wedding

From what I've read online, the Fowlers are regular, working-class parents of a bride-to-be who cancelled her nuptials (no reason for calling off the wedding has been given). Instead of cancelling the whole shebang, Mr. Fowler had an idea.

He wanted to donate the wedding to the homeless.

The Fowlers made arrangements with Hosea Feed the Hungry to host 200 homeless guests at Villa Christina, the upscale wedding venue where they were to host 200 wedding guests.

The best quote I read in the ABC News story (which is where I first saw this) was from Quisa Foster, of Hosea Feed the Hungry:

"All the plates were empty and there wasn't any leftover food at all. It was an eye-opening experience," Foster said. "You go to weddings sometimes and you see a lot of people really waste food. We take so many things for granted. These clients or guests, as we call them, they don't."

What a nice event to stem from a potentially sad one (and I say potentially sad because, who knows, maybe the cancelled wedding was for the best).

BRIDAL BABBLE: Did you hear about this?

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