October 20, 2015 8:40 am

Family donates $45,000 wedding reception to homeless after Groom gets cold feet

WATCH ABOVE: After a groom-to-be called off a Sacramento wedding, the bride-to-be's family decided to turn the extravagant event into a feast for those less fortunate. Tom Miller reports.


Sacramento’s less fortunate residents were treated to a $45,000 wedding feast Saturday. It was donated by a bride-to-be’s family when the groom backed out at the last minute.

Kari Duane says she was shocked to receive a call from her 27-year-old daughter, Quinn, one week ago indicating that her fiancé had called off the nuptials. The reception’s price tag was set at $35,000 (USD or approx. $45,000 CDN) and deposits had already been made at Sacramento’s elegant Citizen Hotel.

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“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,” Duane told KCRA.

Rashad Abdullah brought his wife and five children to the feast, originally set for 120 people, and called the Duane family’s act of kindness “a blessing” when you’re struggling.

“I feel a lot of heartache and heartbreak for her, but I will take away something good from this, I will,” Duane added.

Apparently one not to let things go to waste, Mom is now joining daughter on what would have been her honeymoon – a trip to Belize.

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