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Wedding venue leaves brides scrambling

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Bride-to-be Brittany Wills never thought she'd be scrambling to put together her wedding just five days before the big day.

Everything was set for Sunday at Cappella Court Gardens in Carrollton, but now she feels stranded because she can't reach the owner.

"It just seems so unreal," Wills said.

"Words cannot be spoken as to how upset and hurt that I am over this whole ordeal," added Ada Birdine, Wills' mom.

The family their florist called Sunday and tipped them off that she saw moving trucks outside Cappella Court Gardens. She advised them to call the owner.

"The phone numbers are disconnected," Wills said.

They went to the facility on Marsh Lane.

"We could look into the window and see the kitchen stoves were gone. Cameras were gone. TVs were gone," said Ashford Dixon, Wills' fiancé.

The company also did not immediately return FOX 4's phone calls on Monday.

The Hilton Garden Inn in Addison, which gets a lot of business from the nearby weddings, said Wills is likely just one of a dozen stranded brides.

"We found out there's another bride that's supposed to be getting married Wednesday," said Lauren Volcansek, the general manager.

The hotel made some calls to see if caterers, bakeries and others could donate their services. Delicious Cakes is donating a few cakes and the Holiday Inn down the street is donating some space.

"It's never easy to throw anything together that quickly, much less a wedding with cakes and groom cakes and everything else and a venue within a few days. But everyone has been really, really strong and awesome," Volcansek said.

Although Wills and her family are likely out the $6,000 they've already paid to Cappella Court Gardens, the help and generous donations are going a long way to make up for it.

"There is still good people in this world. There really is. And we appreciate you guys so much," Birdine said.


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