Bachelorette's reversal of fortune fit for a princess
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- From tears on Friday to cheers on Sunday, a bride-to-be whose bachelorette party weekend was saved from disaster by some Good Samaritans is feeling like a princess, complete with tiara and sash.
New Jersey resident Monique Harrell said she still cannot believe her reversal of fortune. "Coming from rags to riches, not having a place to stay ... to people opening up our homes to us is amazing," she said.
7News reported on the rude awakening Harrell and 11 of her closest friends experienced when they flew in to South Florida only to discover the Miami home they thought they were renting for $3,400 turned out to be a scam.
7News viewers Drew and Sandy Romanovitz and C.A. Messana joined forces, offering the group a cocktail reception and catered three course meal at the Needham Estate along Fort Lauderdale's New River. "[Drew] contacted me after seeing the spot on Channel 7 to collaborate and help the girls," said Messana.
Harrell said their weekend plans changed, but it turned out to be picture perfect. "Our original plans were to be on South Beach," she said. "But forget South Beach; Fort Lauderdale is awesome." Harrell and her girlfriends were also treated to a free airboat ride.
The future bride, who plans to walk down the aisle in September, added that none of it could have been possible without the Romanovitzes' kindness. "I really still can't believe that these people opened their homes to us, to total strangers, and I'm so grateful to Sandy and Drew."
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