Elderly couple whose wedding photographer stood them up 61 years ago are treated to touching ‘Up’ inspired photo shoot they never had for their anniversary

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 in photography | No Comments

An elderly Boston couple whose wedding  photographer stood them up 61 years ago, leaving them with just one image to  remember their special day, finally have the pictures they always  wanted.

As an adorable holiday gift, the family of  Dorothy and Donald Lutz, affectionately known as ‘Nina and Gramps’ decided to  organize some truly memorable anniversary photos for the beloved octogenarians  who have never taken their rings off and are still the best of friends after six  decades together.

An event designer, their granddaughter on her  husband’s side, Lauren Wells organized the touching present, and thought a theme  from the animated movie ‘Up’ would be perfect way to celebrate the couple’s  love, so many years after they said their vows.

An elderly Boston couple whose wedding photographer stood them up 61 years ago leaving them with just one image to remember their special day finally have the pictures they always wanted

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An elderly Boston couple whose wedding photographer  stood them up 61 years ago leaving them with just one image to remember their  special day finally have the pictures they always wanted

 

As an adorable holiday gift, the family of Dorothy and Donald Lutz, affectionately known as 'Nina and Gramps' decided to organize some truly memorable anniversary photos

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As an adorable holiday gift, the family of Dorothy and  Donald Lutz, affectionately known as ‘Nina and Gramps’ decided to organize some  truly memorable anniversary photos

 

The beloved octogenarians who have never taken their rings off and are still the best of friends after six decades together

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The beloved octogenarians who have never taken their  rings off and are still the best of friends after six decades together

 

An event designer, their granddaughter on her husband's side, Lauren Wells organized the touching present

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An event designer, their granddaughter on her husband’s  side, Lauren Wells organized the touching present

 

Wells thought a theme from the animated movie 'Up' would be perfect way to celebrate the couple's love, so many years after they said their vows

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Wells thought a theme from the animated movie ‘Up’ would  be perfect way to celebrate the couple’s love, so many years after they said  their vows

 

‘Nina and Gramps are quite literally the  cutest couple ever,’ Wells wrote on her website of her husband  Matt’s 82-year-old grandparents.

‘They never got proper wedding photos, as  their photographer stood them up 61 years ago. Us grandkids decided a photo  album would make the perfect  holiday present, and as such, the UP-themed  anniversary shoot was born!’

Complete with candy-colored balloons,  leftover from one of Wells’ events,  antique velvet chairs and other old-timey  props such as a picnic basket  and suitcases, ‘Nina and Gramps’ posed on Old  Northern Avenue Bridge for  the moving shots, taken by Cambria  Grace Photography.

The resulting series is heart-warming,  tear-jerking and 100 per cent  inspirational – and in every picture the couple’s  unending love for one  another is clear for all to see.

Only image: Don and Dottie Lutz are pictured in their one and only picture from their 1952 wedding

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Only image: Don and Dottie Lutz are pictured in their  one and only picture from their 1952 wedding

 

'Nina and Gramps are quite literally the cutest couple ever,' Wells said of her husband Matt's 82-year-old grandparents

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‘Nina and Gramps are quite literally the cutest couple  ever,’ Wells said of her husband Matt’s 82-year-old grandparents

 

'They never got proper wedding photos, as their photographer stood them up 61 years ago,' she said. 'Us grandkids decided a photo album would make the perfect holiday present, and as such, the UP-themed anniversary shoot was born!'

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‘They never got proper wedding photos, as their  photographer stood them up 61 years ago,’ she said. ‘Us grandkids decided a  photo album would make the perfect holiday present, and as such, the UP-themed  anniversary shoot was born!’

 

The shoot came complete with candy-colored balloons, leftover from one of Wells' events, antique velvet chairs and other old-timey props such as a picnic basket and suitcases

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The shoot came complete with candy-colored balloons,  leftover from one of Wells’ events, antique velvet chairs and other old-timey  props such as a picnic basket and suitcases

 

'Nina and Gramps' posed on Old Northern Avenue Bridge for the tear-jerking shots, taken by Cambria Grace

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‘Nina and Gramps’ posed on Old Northern Avenue Bridge  for the tear-jerking shots, taken by Cambria Grace

 

The resulting series is heart-warming, tear-jerking and 100 per cent inspirational

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The resulting series is heart-warming, tear-jerking and  100 per cent inspirational

 

Donald met Dorothy when she was a  waitress  at a luncheonette in Randolph and he was on a break from the  Army, he recounted  to the Boston Globe.

The pair wrote letters back and forth until  Donald returned from service.

He said he knew ‘pretty early on’ that she  was the one.

With an engagement ring tucked into a box of  chocolates, Donald proposed on  Cambridge Common, and the two were wed not long  after, on July 20, 1952. Sadly, the couple had just one picture to remember  their happy day.

And in every picture the couple's unending love for one another is clear for all to see

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And in every picture the couple’s unending love for one  another is clear for all to see

 

Donald Lutz

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Donald met Dorothy when she was a waitress at a luncheonette in Randolph and he was on a break from the Army, he recounted to the Boston Globe

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Donald met Dorothy when she was a waitress at a  luncheonette in Randolph and he was on a break from the Army, he  recounted

 

The pair wrote letters back and forth until Donald returned from service

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The pair wrote letters back and forth until Donald  returned from service

 

Donald said he knew 'pretty early on' that Dorothy was the one

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Donald said he knew ‘pretty early on’ that Dorothy was  the one

 

With an engagement ring tucked into a box of chocolates, Donald proposed on Cambridge Common, and the two were wed not long after, on July 20, 1952

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With an engagement ring tucked into a box of chocolates,  Donald proposed on Cambridge Common, and the two were wed not long after, on  July 20, 1952

 

‘(Dorothy) certainly wasn’t happy  about it,  but those things happen,’ Donald told the Globe of being stood up by their  wedding photographer.

However, the newlyweds moved on, settling  into a home in Randolph and raising their children who then had children of  their own.

Looking back, Dorothy said, photos or no  photos, the best gift of all has been right beside her all this  time.

‘I was more excited about being married to  the one that I loved very much,’ she said. ‘That was the main thing.’

Sadly, the couple had just one picture to remember their happy day

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Sadly, the couple had just one picture to remember their  happy day

 

'(Dorothy) certainly wasn't happy about it, but those things happen,' Donald told the Globe of being stood up by their wedding photographer

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‘(Dorothy) certainly wasn’t happy about it, but those  things happen,’ Donald told the Globe of being stood up by their wedding  photographer

 

However, the newlyweds moved on, settling into a home in Randolph and raising their children who then had children of their own

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However, the newlyweds moved on, settling into a home in  Randolph and raising their children who then had children of their own

 

Looking back, Dorothy said, photos or no photos, the best gift of all has been right beside her all this time

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Looking back, Dorothy said, photos or no photos, the  best gift of all has been right beside her all this time

 

'I was more excited about being married to the one that I loved very much,' she said. 'That was the main thing'

‘I was more excited about being married to the one that  I loved very much,’ she said. ‘That was the main thing’

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