Jilted Bride Makes Most Out Of Situation - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Jilted Bride Makes Most Out Of Situation

Posted: Updated:

It's a bride-to-be's worst nightmare: imagine having everything set for your big day, only to get a phone call from your fiancé saying the wedding is off. That's exactly what happened to a woman in North Dakota and she's turning the horrible situation into a positive one.

Michelle Marxen was set to tie the knot on October 19th, but everything changed after she received a phone call from her fiancé.

"He didn't wanna marry me. He said he didn't love me anymore," she recalled.

Michelle had everything ready, from the wedding venue to the flowers.

"This would have been the venue at the Ramada," she said. "It was my fairytale wedding... when I was younger... you just dream of your wedding day."

Her fiancé's last minute flake disrupted meticulous planning.

"We spent a whole year planning this wedding and it just all ended in a phone call," Marxen remarked.

Michelle spent thousands of dollars for the wedding and had already signed contracts for a ballroom and other wedding services. Instead of crying and getting angry, she decided to help herself heal by helping others, so she donated her wedding plans to Creative Care for Reaching Independence (CCRI), a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities.

"I was speechless... Actually the next day I called her to make sure it was for real," said CCRI's Judy Hudson.

The organization says that it's throwing a Halloween party for their clients thanks to Michelle's donation.

"It kind of changes you. I feel like I'm trying. This is helping me heal. Giving to some people that you know what is supposed to be my special day, now can turn into their special day," said Michelle.

Michelle says she plans to be in Las Vegas on what would have been her wedding day.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
  • September Sizzle

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:03:36 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

     

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet! Today will be very hot and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies.  A cold front will bring some thunderstorms tonight, some of which may be severe.

    Wednesday will be less humid but it remains warm all week long.

    Tuesday (93/72): Clouds/Storm

    Wednesday (88/74): Sun/Clouds

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

  • All Bets Off As AC's Revel Hotel Casino Shuts Down

    All Bets Off As AC's Revel Hotel Casino Shuts Down

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:41:14 GMT

    Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino has officially closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening and following months of financial struggles.

    Atlantic City's Revel Hotel and Casino has officially closed its doors Tuesday morning, a little more than two years after opening and following months of financial struggles.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices