This wedding day was beautiful. But not in the “wall of flowers and designer dress” kind of way.
Most brides spend their wedding day posing for glamorous photos, sipping champagne and waltzing around a dance floor wearing the most expensive dress they own.
But not this big-hearted bride.
When Turkish couple Esra Polat and her husband Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu married on the Syrian border last Thursday, they couldn’t help but think of the thousands of refugees sheltering nearby.
So they invited 4,000 Syrian refugees to join in the celebrations, and spent the day feeding the displaced men, women and children in a nearby refugee camp.
Still dressed in their traditional wedding attire, the newlyweds stepped behind the counter of a local food truck provided by a local aid group to serve up meals to the waiting refugees.
Pretty spectacular, right?
The groom’s father Ali Uzumcuoglu came up with the plan, and was thrilled when the happy couple accepted his suggestion.