Get BlazeTV
Mike Opelka

This young woman turned her canceled wedding into a celebration with homeless veterans

image from video/IndyStar

What's worse than breaking up with your fiance and canceling your wedding a week before the big day? Being stuck with a $30,000 event when it's too late to get your deposits back. Sarah Cummins, the bride-to-have-been, turned that huge financial burden into a beautiful gala event for homeless veterans -- with the blessing of her ex.

Her reception was to be held at the Ritz Charles in Carmel, Indiana. Instead of family and friends gushing over a blushing bride, the 25-year-old hosted gentlemen from four homeless shelters, including a dozen veterans from the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation. They enjoyed the dinner service she had planned for her nuptials, and even sliced up and served the wedding cake.

When people in Carmel and the surrounding areas heard what Cummins was doing, they were inspired to help out in their own ways. Matt Guanzon grabbed some suits out of his closet so the guests could come in formal and semi-formal wear, with additional contributions from local businesses. He even managed to get some toys together for homeless children in attendance.

Mike Opelka took his hat off to Cummins for finding "a silver lining to what could have been a really bad memory," on Friday's "Pure Opelka."

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

One last thing…
Watch TheBlaze live and on demand on any device, anywhere, anytime.
try premium
Exclusive video
All Videos
Watch BlazeTV on your favorite device, anytime, anywhere.
Subscribe Now
Daily News Highlights

Get the news that matters most delivered directly to your inbox.