Coffee, Donuts, and Marriage

By Brandi Devine

October 29, 2011 Updated Oct 29, 2011 at 10:07 PM EDT

Hallstead, PA (WBNG Binghamton) It's a journey over love and coffee for a Susquehanna County couple who got married at Dunkin' Donuts.

"Roger had come in with a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee," said Beth Allard. "I was like Oh, that's my favorite coffee. It was a few days and he said why don't we go have coffee at Dunkin', and it just took for from there."

Four years and a flood later, the couple finally found the perfect place to get married.

The couple says they met and fell in love over a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee and at the Dunkin' Donuts in Hallstead, the couple says, "I Do."

The planning was not without its trouble. After the couple decided they wanted to get married at Dunkin' Donuts, both the coffee spot and their home flooded.

"Our store here flooded, Roger and Beth's home flooded recently and we both kind of recovered together," said franchise owner Ben Vanderlinde.

The couple's favorite coffee spot rushed to get the business back up and running and thought a wedding was truly the best way to celebrating a reopening.

Now, the business opened two weeks ago and was willing to close it's doors for the ceremony. But, the Allard's had something else in mind.

"They wanted the store to be operating as usual," Vanderline said. "That's how they fell in love."

That's how they spend almost every morning -- at Dunkin' Donuts, enjoying their coffee and talking about what the day has in store for them.

That talk begins and end with how to rebuild their home after the recent flooding.

The couple is renting a place nearby and is anxious to get back into their home,

But for now, they'll take a wedding and two large coffees to go.

The franchise owner and Dunkin' Donuts family gave the Allard's a Keurig Coffee maker and a years supply of Dunkin Donuts K-Cups as a wedding present so they can always have their Dunkin' Donuts coffee.

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