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This bride was stood up on her wedding day, what she did next is beautiful

Joseph McCormick January 25, 2016
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Most people would run away and hide if they were jilted on their wedding day, but this bride-to-be did something spectacular.

Dana Olsen’s Seattle wedding was cancelled, so she donated her reception to a local homeless shelter.

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Instead of limousines pulling up to the Sodo Park event venue, three school busses did, half filled with children.

Food, and live band-and-all, the families from the shelter enjoyed Olsen’s dream wedding reception, turning a negative into a positive.

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Speaking to her best friend Katie McCary, Olsen said: “I’m going to have a bad day… Other people might as well have a good night.”

The families came from the Mary’s Place emergency shelter, wore donated evening wear, and were made over by a team of hair stylists and makeup artists.

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Olsen, 29, had asked her mother Karen and maid of honour McCary, to double check centrepieces and check everything is in order at the venue.

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Naturally “devastated”, McCary said Olsen is “very strong”, and Karen said Dana had asked her to find a shelter to donate the reception to those most in need.

Check out the video from the Seattle Times below:

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