The bride's family turned the last-minute cancellation into a wonderful celebration of an entirely different kind...
When a wedding in California was cancelled at the last moment, the family behind it decided to turn the sadness of the called-off celebration into happiness for the local homeless community.
Quinn Duane (pictured above centre, with her bridal party) was due to tie the knot on Saturday, but on the Monday before her wedding day, she called her parents and told them the wedding was off.
Quinn's mother, Kari, immediately began to help her daughter with tackling the logistics of the halted celebration. However, as the family had already paid for the reception, which was due to be held at a breathtaking hotel in Sacramento, they decided to turn the sadness of the called-off marriage into an opportunity to give back.
Kari, Quinn and the rest of their family decided to serve the feast that had been intended for the wedding reception as a meal for the local homeless community, reaching out to an assortment of local shelters to advertise the meal.
Around 90 adults and children came to the feast - shown above, enjoying the meal - with many moved by the selfless generosity of the family.
"To lose out on something so important to yourself and then give it to someone else is really giving, really kind," attendee Erika Craycraft told local TV station KCRA.
It didn't end there; as Quinn's wedding flowers were non-refundable, she decided to donate them to a local retirement home.
Quinn and her partner had originally planned to jet to Belize following their wedding - but the was-honeymoon will now be a mother-daughter bonding trip. Enjoy, ladies!