Bride-To-Be Calls Off Wedding And Donates Venue To Stranger.
But how do you know if you’re actually experiencing wedding jitters or if you’re actually having wise second thoughts? Maybe the stress of organizing the wedding had taken a toll on Kolbie. But she couldn’t shake the feeling that she was on the wrong path, so she listened to her gut and called off her wedding. Sadly, the couple wouldn’t be able to get a refund on most of the wedding services they'd purchased. But did they wait too long to give their dream wedding venue a heads up, too?
Kolbie made the difficult decision to split up from her partner. And even though she and Skylar were still hurting after the split, she decided to spread some love and turn the situation upside down so that someone else could enjoy her dream wedding venue. She had a chat with the owners about her idea, and they came back with a response. Kolbie had 24 hours to find another couple who’d like to get married at that wedding venue!
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Donating The Venue
Time was ticking fast. Belle Vue told Kolbie that if she wanted, she could keep her booking and use it if she ever decided to get married again. But she decided against it. After having a little chat with Skylar, they both agreed they wanted to donate the venue and let someone else have their dream wedding.
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Doing The Right Thing
Kolbie went on Facebook and wrote, "With my engagement ending, I've come to find tremendous peace in knowing that I did the right thing for the both of us." She added, "With that being said, now I want to do the right thing by others and let some good come out of this decision." Much to her surprise, she was bombarded with hundreds of messages from brides-to-be, couples, and grooms.
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Picking A Couple
Kolbie spent a considerable time sifting through the messages, filtering the stories that truly touched her heart. But Kolbie also had to make sure that the couples were legit. "I reached out to them all to make sure they were 110% sure that they could get married in a week," she said. Kolbie stayed up until 5 am, writing down the most touching stories on tiny pieces of paper. She then placed them into a hat in order to pick a winner. It was a lucky day for Halie Hipsher and her fiancé Matthew Jones, the lucky winners!
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