For some women, their wedding day is the most important date in their lives. You don’t even need us to tell you that! And while some are able to pull it off smoothly, and happily look back at the day where you shared your vows with your SO, others have to face the fact that sometimes, life is confusing, and not everything we plan finally goes through. Jenna’s wedding got cancelled, but instead of letting it all go to waste, she decided to make the best out of a pretty intense situation.
HERE COMES THE BRIDE… FOR A WHILE, AT LEAST
Jenna Yorkovich, from Minneapolis, had booked a beautiful venue for her upcoming wedding day 16 months in advance. Little did she know that the wedding would be cancelled just weeks before that fateful date.
SHE TRIED TO GET HER MONEY BACK
After spending a lot of money on catering services, and a stunning wedding reception at the Nicollet Island Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minnesota, this bride decided to call off her wedding. When she contacted the owner of the venue, she was informed she would not be able to get a refund on her reception. Still, she wouldn’t let it go to waste! And much like they say in showbiz, the show must go on, but so does the party!
IT’S MY PARTY AND I SHARE IF I WANT TO!
Instead of letting all those delicious goodies go to waste, she decided to put her beautifully decorated reception to good use, and contacted the Ronald McDonalds House, which is known for helping families with sick children. She had a plan, and her wedding reception played a major role on it!
SAVE THE WORLD, MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE
Jenna is a pediatric nurse, and knows firsthand about the incredible charitable work that certain organizations do. Ronald McDonald House is one of them, as they strive to improve the health and well-being of children all over the world.
CALLING MR. INSPIRATION
As you can imagine, at the Ronald McDonald House they were beyond ecstatic to receive the good news that Jenna was planning on holding a charitable event, making good use of her wedding venue and the catering she’d already paid for. So they made plans to held an event to thank all the voluntaries of the McDonald House. It took a lot of courage from her part to turn the sad memories of a broken wedding, into a beautiful celebration of love.
MAKING THE BEST OF IT
“Seeing how Ronald McDonald influences people’s lives, I thought it would be a great phone call to make, and a great phone call turned into a great event so that helps… It took a lot of courage to do it and I’m doing everything possible to make the best of the situation,” Jenna said to a local news outlet.
KEEP ROLLING, ROLLING, ROLLING
Jill Evenocheck, President and CEO of the Ronald McDonald House also had something to say, “You know, they call Ronald McDonald House the house that love built and I’m so grateful for the family’s graciousness and their blessings today.”
ONE HAPPY GO LUCKY NURSE
Jenna said she felt like she gained a new family in the volunteers of The Ronald McDonald House and that she’ll be doing volunteer work with them soon. This experience has obviously changed her entire outlook of the heartbreaking moment.
Her wedding reception wasn’t the only think she’d booked. She also had her honeymoon all planned out and booked, but as you can imagine, it’s nonrefundable too. Instead of sitting around the house, moping around, and crying, she decided to go anyway, and have a blast. She plans on visiting the Dominican Republic along with her mom, and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Not too shabby for a grand finale, huh?
LOVE TRIUMPHED AFTER ALL
Although it’s sad that her wedding was cancelled at the last minute, this nightmare scenario for most, ended up turning into a blessing for those in need. Jenna did a good deed that day and in the process, blessed more lives than she can count!