It's any bride-to-be's worst nightmare. The cold-footed groom pulls out at the last minute, leaving people scratching their heads and a whole barrage of contractors expecting to be paid for services no longer required.
However, an Atlanta-based woman didn't let shock and heartbreak ruin a perfectly good banquet. Her family went ahead and put on a decadent spread—for 200 homeless guests.
According to an article in Mommyish, after their daughter's wedding was called off Carol and Willie Fowler contacted Hosea Feed the Hungry, and transformed the cancelled nuptials into a philanthropic feast.
“We’re very pleased that she’s handling it so well,” Carol Fowler said of her daughter. “She was also very delighted to see and know that others had an opportunity to enjoy something, rather than just allow it to go to waste.”
The reception was reportedly such a success, the Fowlers plan to make an annual tradition of what they've dubbed 'The Fowler Family Celebration of Love.' Clearly the Fowlers know something about giving and receiving that this couple does not.
Bet the groom is probably kicking himself now. He would have been truly lucky to join such an amazingly generous-spirited clan...
Ever had a party fall through at the last minute? How did you deal?