All images shot by and used with permission from Cambria Grace.
When Soldier Donald Lutz met waitress Dorothy in Randolph, MA while he was on a break from the Army, he knew then that she was the girl we wanted to spend the rest of his life with. And so he did.
On July 20, 1952, the two happily walked down the aisle in front of their friends and family.
There was just one problem. Their wedding photographer, who was supposed to document their special day, never showed up to the wedding. As a result, they only have a single picture to remember that memorable day. But while they weren’t happy about that, they moved on and lived a happy life together. As Dorothy told the Boston Globe, “I was more excited about being married to the one that I loved very much. That was the main thing.”
Sixty-one years later, with their wedding fiasco a distant memory, Nina and Gramps, as loved ones affectionately call them, have not once taken their rings off their fingers. They are still loyal to each other and still the best of friends.
Knowing that they never had a proper wedding photo shoot, however, their grandson and his wife, Lauren Wells of Lauren Wells Events came up with the perfect holiday present. They were going to give them one.
So with the help of design and décor blog Pop & Circumstance, and artisan floral studio Wild Folk, Lauren organized a very colorful Up-themed (inspired by Gramps love of bow ties) photo shoot for the couple. With the industrial side of Boston in the background, she quickly built a set on the Old Northern Avenue Bridge using brilliantly colored balloons and flowers, vintage suitcases, old books, and a milk bottle full of change; and then let wedding photographer Cambria Grace do her magic.
And while the shoot was a moving moment for everyone involved, it was nothing compared to the very touching and super adorable results. Nina and Gramps finally got the wedding photos that they deserve.
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