Orange County couple denied date change or refund by wedding venue gets help from ABC7 viewers

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Thoughtful Eyewitness News viewers stepped forward to help a local couple who were denied from changing their wedding date or receiving a refund by a Garden Grove venue after the groom was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

For the second time around, Destiny and Nicolas Brzuska are looking for a wedding venue.

"It's amazing. I never thought something like this would happen," Destiny said.

That's because three weeks before their Jan. 4 wedding, the couple was told Nicolas needed surgery to remove a four-ounce brain tumor.

And if that wasn't bad enough, The Garden Room in Garden Grove, where they had planned to host their wedding, refused to reschedule the date or give them back their $3,600 deposit, so they contacted Eyewitness News for help.

"Our whole goal was to warn future brides and grooms and make sure they don't go through something like this," Destiny said.

The story, however, got the attention of Sir Bruno Serato, the owner of the Anaheim White House restaurant. He offered to throw the Brzuskas the wedding of their dreams.

"When I saw that this young gentleman was fighting something that was in my family, I think my first thought was like let me help," Serato said.

He is providing the venue and preparing the food free of charge. Other Eyewitness News viewers have offered to give the bride and groom flowers, a cake, a photographer and a DJ for the day.

"It restored some faith in humanity that there actually are kind, warmhearted people out there," Nicolas said.

The couple tied the knot back in December in a simple ceremony at a 24-hour chapel when they feared the worst. Now they have a second chance at the wedding they hoped for.

"It's heartwarming to know there's people out there that would do something like this for us," Destiny said.

Monday's tasting was just one of many decisions the couple will be making, but the biggest decision they still have to make is setting the date for the celebration.


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