Newlyweds in Turkey fed the hungry instead of their need to impress their friends.
They're fancy, but they still care about others. (via YouTube)
Bride and groom Esra Polat and Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu spent their wedding day at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey, and they even had their wedding pictures taken there. The groom's father, Ali Üzümcüoğlu, works for a relief organization and had the idea of feeding Syrian refugees displaced by war. He told i100:
"I thought that sharing a big delicious dinner with our family and friends was unnecessary, knowing that there are so many people in need living next door. So I came up with this idea and shared it with my son. I'm very happy that he accepted it and they started their new happy journey with such a selfless action."
This seems like the perfect wedding. Think about it, you still get to dress up and be the center of attention, but you're helping people instead of hosting a dinner full of friends and family who you don't really want to talk to anyway. I hope this idea catches on. The bride, Esra Polat, was totally on board with this turn of events on her wedding day:
"It was such a wonderful experience. I'm happy that we had the opportunity to share our wedding meal with the people who are in real need."
Here's a clip of the most altruisitic wedding video I've ever seen: