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.