Wanda and Joe have been married for 63 years, the couple met while Joe saw Wanda walking on the street. He pulled over, and asked her on a date.
The couple got engaged in 1950, and married two years later.
“I knew I wanted to create something special, and celebrate what true love was to me. And that for me, was my grandparents,” Nelson told BuzzFeed.
“My Mamaw loved every minute. It was so cute to see how excited she was to get all dolled up. I went to Macy’s to try to find my Mamaw a dress, and ended up stuffing the top with my coat at the time to make sure there was enough room in the dress for her.”
“This right here is my heart. This right here is the most important thing I have ever been a part of and put together.”
As part of the shoot, Nelson asked them to write love letters to each other so they could read them aloud, and they were perfect.
“Dearest Wanda, it’s been a long time since I have written you a letter. I think it was when I was working in Canada, that I wrote you last. Anyway, I still love you just as much, probably more.”
“I love you as much today as the day I married you. And just think, the license only cost $2.”