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Venue gives bride 'something borrowed' after original spot closes

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MESA, Ariz. -

After learning the place they booked to hold their weddings, the Inspirador in Chandler, suddenly went out of business, several valley brides were left scrambling to find a new place to hold their receptions.

Fortunately other businesses saw the story on FOX 10 and stepped in to help.

About 60 couples were left scrambling to make their wedding happen.

Many couples have just months to look for an alternative venue, but one couple had just weeks and were hoping to make their special day a reality.

It was just moments before Jessica Turner walked down the aisle.

"I'm so excited, I just want to see my fiancé," said Turner.

But just a few weeks ago, she wasn't sure this day would even happen.

She planned to have her wedding at the Inspirador in Chandler, then the venue went into foreclosure and canceled. Turner and her fiancé's money was gone and their wedding plans ruined--just 10 days from the big day.

"I was devastated, I feel like truly the luckiest bride in the world right now," said Turner.

She's lucky because Kim Gleason, owner of Tre Bella wedding venue, heard Turner's story and stepped in.

"She just sounded so distraught, I felt compelled to help her," said Gleason.

The couple lost their $4,000 deposit to the Inspirador and hoped Gleason could give them a deal. She gave them much more; the venue, D.J. and even catering were all for free.

"I know how special it is for the bride and groom, her day, it was totally lost, they would not have had a wedding and so it was easy to do," said Gleason.

"I need to pinch myself, it feels like a dream," said Turner.

With the venue nightmare behind them, the couple can focus on their journey ahead.

The Inspirador has not offered the newlyweds a refund. The couple said they will try to get their $4,000 deposit back from their bank.

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