I just love stories like this! Just when you think the food at the reception will be wasted, there's ALWAYS a solution! This Ohio couple served their reception food at the local women's shelter right after their ceremony! May their marriage be BLESSED in so many ways!
A Cleveland couple decided to pay it forward after they had to cancel theirweddingreception due to the coronaviruspandemic.
Melanie and Tyler Tapjnahad had everything perfectly planned for their wedding day —Saturday, Aug. 15 — including their reception event, which was set to overlook the beautiful fields of Allardale Park in Medina, Ohio. But two weeks after sending out their invitations, they had to change their plans because of the pandemic.
On Saturday, the pair exchanged vows in front of about a dozen family and friends in the backyard of Melanie’s grandparents. “It turned out to be a beautiful day. It was supposed to rain [but] the skies broke and we had sun,” Tyler, 34, tells Yahoo Life. And the good mood continued after the ceremony, thanks to the generosity of the newlyweds.
Earlier, they had decided that they would donate the meals that had been meant for their reception — from the food truckBetty's Bomb Ass Burgers— to charity.
“So, it was kind of an idea even before we made the final decision,” Melanie, 27, tells Yahoo Life. “We donate a lot every year to a charity, so I guess it was one of those things where it was our chance to do it,
And so, just minutes after saying “I do,” the spouses, still in their wedding finery, were serving food atLaura’s Home, a Cleveland crisis center for women and children that’s run by theCity Mission. According toCNN, the couple served fried chicken, green beans, salad and mac and cheese to a total of 135 women and children. Melanie credits both Betty’s and Laura’s Home for taking the reins and organizing the whole event.
I LOVE IT!