High school sweethearts Joseph Alvarado and Sandra Colon spent more than a year planning their dream destination wedding in Puerto Rico. What they didn’t plan on was Hurricane Irma. The storm struck the day after the couple arrived on the island to begin their final preparations.

Joseph, Sandra and their two children were lucky to be unharmed, but the wedding venue was destroyed. Everything, including the vendors, had already been paid for. They knew it was money they would never get back.


When Peter Rosskothen, owner of the Log Cabin and Delaney House, heard the story, he offered to host the wedding at the Log Cabin free of charge.

“I was very moved by the story,” says Peter Rosskothen. “After everything they’ve been through, helping Joseph and Sandra have their dream wedding is something everybody here feels very good about. We’re very excited to be a part of it.”

Joseph and Sandra are thrilled to be having their big day at the Log Cabin. And their Puerto Rico dream will be fulfilled on their honeymoon. In addition to enjoying the beauty of the island as a married couple, they plan to devote time toward rebuilding efforts. In lieu of gifts, they are asking their guests to donate to the Puerto Rico relief fund.



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