Only six weeks before their big day, UK couple Lauren Lane and Daniel Welch experienced the unthinkable-they received an email announcing that their venue was shutting down, and as a result, they lost their deposit of $7,000.
Lauren Lane and Daniel Welch on their wedding day.
There was no way for them to recoup the funds in time for the wedding, so in desperation, the bride turned to an unlikely source, Twitter, and posted the following plea: "Help needed with aspects of our wedding after venue goes bust with 6wks 2go & with our £4.5K! Pls RT." Even the bridesmaids pitched in by tweeting to local companies and spreading the word, asking if anyone could help them.
They received an outpouring of support (even from celebrities) that led to free donations that included their cake, photography, wedding rings, videography, stationary, favors and more. "Contrary to what some media reports have said, we received no cash donations; only goodwill and skills from local, honest companies," Lane told WebProNews.
Lauren and Daniel received an outpouring of support from the Twittersphere.
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