TAMPA -- After a two-year engagement, Kilee Manulak's fiancee called off their wedding -- via text message -- days before they were to walk down the aisle.
"I got a text message saying he didn't want to marry me," Kilee said. "I just kinda went numb and my maid of honor, my mom, and all my friends just helped me call people, and let them know the wedding was over. I was just so devastated."
After a few days of unbearable sadness, Kilee decided to do something drastic. She and her bridesmaids destroyed their dresses during a weekend Color Fun Fest in Tampa, Florida.
"It was actually very liberating," she said. "I don't want a pity party. I just want to have fun with it."
She said she wanted others to see her story and gain strength from it. She also had a message for the man who called off the wedding.
"I definitely want to tell him thank you for sparing me anything heartaches down the road, and thank you for letting me go so I can find true happiness," she said.