by: Stephanie Rivas, Nexstar Media Wire
Posted: Feb 14, 2021 / 4:33 PM CSTUpdated February 14, 2021 / 4:33 PM CST
ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – A New York couple tied the knot in an unexpected place on Friday – a Dunkin ‘Donuts drive-thru.
Originally, Selena Stallmer and Brian Dinsmore had a big family wedding planned for June, but two weeks ago they decided to postpone their upcoming wedding. “We were pretty baffled that we didn’t get married this year,” says Stallmer.
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Stallmer was flipping through Facebook when she saw a post from Nexstar partner NEWS10 saying that her favorite coffee franchise in New York was holding a “Marriage is On the Menu” contest for a free wedding gift. “I said, ‘Oh my god! We should do it, ”says Stallmer.
However, when Stallmer asked her fiancé Brian if he would be ready to get married on a Dunkin ‘Drive-Thru, he wasn’t sure what to think at first. “It was a shock to me at first,” says Dinsmore. “And I think that’s different. Especially in the year we had to deal with Corona and all that. “
Her love for dunkin ‘and her affinity for seizing opportunities convinced her to take part in the competition on Instagram.
“I’ve got to the point where they only know who I am by my voice and my orders,” said Dinsmore of Dunkin ‘. “A couple of times they predicted it and I said, ‘Oh, you know me!'”
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Selena and Brian are both key workers, and they say visiting Dunkin ‘that morning brought them a little normalcy in one crazy year. They say when Dunkin ‘contacted them as one of two New York contest winners, they were all there.
“You know, different is better,” said Dinsmore.
“Yes, get married in one drive!” Stallmer agreed.
So they drove through with a donut bouquet and a munchkin for a boutonniere and exchanged their vows.
The officer asked, “Do you promise to devote yourself to, love and care for Selena, and cherish her through the joys and sorrows of life for all of the years of your life?”
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Dinsmore replied, “I dunkin ‘do!” when Selena squealed with laughter.
In addition to the free ceremony, the newlyweds received a cash prize of US $ 500, a photo session and a basket of Dunkins goods.