KCRA reports that last Monday, Kari Duane got a call from her daughter Quinn that Quinn’s would-be husband got cold feet and canceled the wedding. After consoling her daughter, Kari immediately sprung into action. You see, much of the $35,000 wedding had already been paid for and it was too late to cancel. Two things they had to use or lose? The wedding location and food.
So,what did Kari decide to do? She welcomed homeless people to their gorgeous venue at Sacramento’s Citizen Hotel to enjoy the four-star feast originally meant for wedding attendees. The new guests were served heaping plates of appetizers, salad, cauliflower, gnocchi, salmon, and tri-tip steak.
“When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle for you to get out to do something different and with your family, it was really a blessing,” said Rashad Abdullah, a man who came with his wife and five children.
The bride-to-be found it too painful to attend, but Kari was happy that she could make something positive out of what could be an altogether awful situation.