Bride calls off wedding, invites homeless to her $30,000 reception

An Indiana woman threw a dinner party for the homeless after she and her fiancée called off their $30,000 wedding.

Sarah Cummins told the Indianapolis Star that she and the groom-to-be, Logan Araujo, were supposed to get married this past weekend, but ended up with broken hearts and a nonrefundable contract for a fancy 170-guest dinner Saturday night.

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"It was really devastating," Cummins, a 25-year-old pharmacy student at Purdue University, told the outlet. "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.

So, rather than dispose of thousands of dollars worth of food, Cummins decided to bring some purpose to the event and contacted the area homeless shelters and local veterans organizations.

"For me, it was an opportunity to let these people know they deserved to be at a place like this just as much as everyone else does," Cummins said.

Cummins and her mother arrived early Saturday morning to prepare for the guests.

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Several local businesses also donated suits and dresses for the guests to wear to the venue.

When Cummins was asked about her plans for the wedding dress, she said it was "too painful to think about."

Cumins declined to give a reason for cancelling the ceremony.

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