Jitters are often part of the wedding process, but for one California bride, her fiance’s cold feet led to a canceled wedding and a heartbreaking end to their relationship.
With the $35,000 wedding reception planned, deposits paid, and details finalized, 27-year old jilted bride, Quinn Duane, was forced to call her mom to deliver the bad news. Although her mother, Kari Duane, was shocked and sad, according to Huffington Post, she sprung into action, choosing to turn the sadness into a blessing for many.
The Duane family sent the wedding flowers to a local nursing home, and the men, women, and children staying in Sacramento area homeless shelters were invited to enjoy a special night out with a lavish dinner including salmon and steak. Around 90 guests attended the event, which took place at a high-end Sacramento hotel.
Although the jilted bride was too heartbroken to participate, her mother greeted guests, who showed their appreciation for the hot meal. Erika Craycraft, who attended with her husband and five children, was truly grateful for the invitation: “To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind,” Craycraft told KCRA-TV.
Kari Duane’s giving spirit continued after the reception. Quinn, who was to go on a non-refundable honeymoon with her new husband, will not have to stay home or fly solo; her mother will be escorting her on a trip to Belize.
With hearts so giving, we can’t help but believe there is yet to be a happy ending for Quinn Duane.