No matter how busy you are, your wedding day must be the busiest day of your life. (Well, for the bride, at least.) But one couple from Ohio found it in their hearts — and in their schedules — to do something for other people right before walking down the aisle.
Learning to adapt
Tyler and Melanie Tapajna’s original plan was to celebrate their wedding with 150 guests, but having so many people in one venue was problematic at the time. They needed to adapt and they needed to do it quickly. What they decided to do instead was have a small ceremony with just close family and friends. However, things like catering services and other services were already booked and couldn’t be canceled. And so, the couple decided to use it all to help others.
The two lovebirds obviously didn’t want all that food to go to waste. Instead, they decided to feed it to the homeless. They reached out to Laura’s Home, a nonprofit organization that helps homeless women and children, and requested to donate it all. The matter was, of course, approved in no time, and things were set into motion right away. But they didn’t just settle for giving the food away — they actually served it.
The couple had their small ceremony early in the day, but unlike other couples, it wasn’t followed by a dance party. The next stop for these two was Laura’s Home. While still in their wedding attire, the newlyweds put on gloves and hairnets and went straight to business. Sure, it wasn’t the wedding reception they originally had in mind, but they enjoyed it all the same. There is nothing like paying it forward to feel happy yourself. The Tapanjas now know all about it. They have given the homeless people — and themselves — an experience to remember for many years to come.