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US Bride-to-be calls off wedding, invites homeless to reception

09:15  14 july  2017
09:15  14 july  2017 Source:   usatoday.com

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Bride - to - be calls off wedding , invites homeless to her reception - www.wtsp.com. Sarah Cummins canceled her Carmel wedding but is hosting the homeless for the reception . A week ago, she called it off (she prefers not to say why).

Sarah Cummins called off her wedding . She decided to bring purpose to the couple's pain by inviting area homeless to enjoy the reception . See the scenes. Kelly Wilkinson/IndyStar.

Sarah Cummins canceled her Carmel wedding but is hosting the homeless for the reception.© Provided by Sarah Cummins Sarah Cummins canceled her Carmel wedding but is hosting the homeless for the reception.

INDIANAPOLIS — Sarah Cummins was supposed to get married this weekend. The 25-year-old Purdue University pharmacy student had been planning her dream wedding for two years, scrimping and working overtime to save for the $30,000 extravaganza.

A week ago, she called it off (she prefers not to say why) and was left with a broken heart and a nonrefundable contract for a venue and a plated dinner for 170 guests Saturday night at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.

"It was really devastating to me. 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 said.

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After discussing it with Araujo, she worked with event planner Maddie LaDow at the Ritz Charles to rearrange the reception area, then started contacting homeless shelters in Indianapolis and Noblesville and inviting The onetime bride - to - be said she doesn't feel particularly generous.

She worked with event planner Maddie LaDow at the Ritz Charles to rearrange the reception area, then started contacting homeless shelters in Indianapolis and Noblesville and inviting residents to her party. The onetime bride - to - be said she doesn’t feel particularly generous.

Then she decided to bring some purpose to her pain. She worked with event planner Maddie LaDow at the Ritz Charles to re-arrange the reception area, then started contacting homeless shelters in Indianapolis and Noblesville and inviting residents to her party.

"We’re doing all the same stuff, just arranging the tables differently, so there's no head table for the bridal party, no cake table or gift table," she said.

She and her mother will arrive early Saturday to set up the centerpieces they designed themselves — gold Eiffel Tower vases with roses.

The dinner will take place in the hotel's garden pavilion because Cummins said she always wanted an outdoor wedding but didn't want to risk the weather.

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.

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Bride - to - be Sarah Cummins called off her wedding and instead of letting the event go to waste, she invited local homeless people to the reception . She discussed it with her ex-fiance and contacted local homeless shelters to invite residents to her party.

Dayspring Center is among the shelters Cummins contacted, and she gave center development director Cheryl Herzog permission to reach out to The Indianapolis Star.

"I was so touched that Sarah had taken a painful experience and turned it into a joyful one for families in need," Herzog said. "It is truly a very kind gesture on her part."

Being homeless is stressful for an entire family, Herzog said. "I suspect having the chance to experience a delicious meal with your family in a beautiful space like the Ritz Charles will be very special for them."

Cummins has arranged for two buses to pick up shelter residents and families late Saturday afternoon to take them to the Ritz Charles. She's hoping for about 150 people, but there's no firm count yet.

Obviously, this isn't the first time weddings have been canceled on short notice, LaDow said. "Some people throw parties, some completely walk away, but none has ever done anything this charitable," she said of Cummins. "It is very honorable of her."

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Bride - to - be calls off wedding , invites homeless to her reception - www.wtsp.com. Sarah Cummins canceled her Carmel wedding but is hosting the homeless for the reception . A week ago, she called it off (she prefers not to say why).

After discussing it with Araujo, she worked with event planner Maddie LaDow at the Ritz Charles to rearrange the reception area, then started contacting homeless shelters in Indianapolis and Noblesville and inviting The onetime bride - to - be said she doesn't feel particularly generous.

The onetime bride-to-be said she doesn't feel particularly generous.

"I will at least have some kind of happy memory to pull from," she said. "I've worked so many weekends and so much overtime to pay for this, I wanted to make sure it would be the perfect wedding."

And she's still excited to see what it looks like, after two years of planning.

Plus, it's been a nice distraction instead of sitting around crying, she said.

She discussed her plans for what was to be their wedding with her ex-fiance, and she said he agreed that it's better for someone to enjoy the dinner and music they had planned.

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

When it's over, Cummins said she's leaving on her honeymoon Sunday to the Dominican Republic — alone — before returning for classes at Purdue.

"I'm going by myself. I'm nervous, but I feel like it will be really good strength-building for me. I want that time alone."

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Canceled wedding turns into a meaningful time for homeless guests .
A school bus pulled up in front of the manicured landscaping of the Ritz Charles in Carmel on Saturday. It was a sunny, beautiful day for a wedding. About a dozen homeless veterans from the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation stepped off the bus. Sarah Cummins, in a jeweled sleeveless peplum top and pastel pants, cheerfully greeted and welcomed them to the reception in the glass house, one of the many Pinterest-picture-perfect spots at the Ritz."Thank you for having us," one of the veterans said, standing near a stunning tiered fountain. "It means more than you know."This was supposed to be Cummins' wedding day.

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