Quinn Duane, 27, a jilted bride has decided not to let her husband to be’s last minute backing out of their wedding date go to waste, after deciding to go ahead with the wedding reception by feeding Sacramento’s homeless. The tab, a mere $35 000.
The wedding reception had been set to feed up to 120 of the bride and the groom’s family and friends Saturday afternoon, at the luxury Citizen Hotel, but after the groom, Landon Borup, also 27, got cold feet with five days to go, Duane decided she’d go ahead with the wedding reception anyway.
New guests included a slew of less fortunate families with children from local shelters, who took advantage of the Duane family’s kindness.
Told, the bride’s mother, matriarch Kari Duane via KCRA-TV: ‘When I found out on Monday that the wedding would not be taking place, it just seemed, like, of course this would be something that we would do to give back.’
Adding of her daughter who chose to stay home instead of joining in with Kari during Saturday night’s festivities: ‘I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but I will take away something good from this.’
The reception was catered by the posh hotel’s four-star Grange restaurant, with yummies included salmon and steak as well as appetizers, salad and gnocchi.
Among the thankful wedding feasts were newly invited, Erika Craycraft and her husband Rashad Abdullah along with their grateful five children.
‘I think it’s really generous to lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving,’ Craycraft told the TV station.
Added her husband, Rashad: ‘When you’re going through a hard time and a struggle, for you to get out to do something different with your family, it was really a blessing.’
While Quinn Duane may have missed out on her own wedding feast and celebrations, she is now scheduled to be taking off to Belize with her mother on non-refundable honeymoon tickets and reservations.
At present the groom to be has declined to respond to all media requests.