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Grandparents celebrate 63 years of marriage and give us total relationship goals

The elderly couple celebrated the landmark anniversary by recreating their wedding day in an emotional photoshoot.

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Photo | Shalyn Nelson

As far as love stories go, Wanda and Joe’s is pretty special. Joe was driving down the street and spotted Wanda walking by, so he pulled over right there and asked her out on a date.

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Wanda said yes, and they got married… on 28th December 1950, 63 years ago!

To celebrate their anniversary, their granddaughter Shalyn Nelson decided to gift them with a wedding shoot of sorts, part of her project on old love, Love, The Nelsons.

Her grandmother got a makeover and a new dress, and custom flowers were created for the shoot.

COUPLE RECREATES WEDDING PICTURES AFTER 70 YEARS

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Photo | Shalyn Nelson

She told Buzzfeed, “I knew I wanted to create something special, and celebrate what true love was to me. And that for me, was my grandparents.”

The pictures were taken at the couple’s ranch in Texas, and they look as blissfully happy as newlyweds, sharing jokes and kisses.

In case the pictures themselves don’t make you cry, then brace yourselves for the letter Joe wrote his wife to celebrate their anniversary.

He wrote, “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. The years have gone by fast. One morning you just wake up and you are OLD. Anyway, I wouldn’t trade them for all the gold in Alaska.

THESE PICTURES OF OLDER COUPLES WILL MAKE YOU FEEL ALL FUZZY INSIDE

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Photo | Shalyn Nelson

“We had 3 great kids and lots of fun raising them. Most of the time. We carried them to movies, playgrounds, swimming, ballgames, parties, etc. I wish that we could bring back some of those days. Now they have kids of their own which we have watched them grow, and some now with kids of their own. We must be real old.

“The days we had at the Freez-It at Fairfield and The Dixie Queen at Jewett and built the Rocket Drive-In with a 30’ rocket ship on the roof, those were the very hard years with lots of hard work and no vacations. I still worked my engineering job in Houston thru the week, and weekends at the drive-in businesses. Later, we got smart and got out of the drive in business. Later I retired, and we moved back to Jewett.

THE BEST FIRST KISS WEDDING PICTURES

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Photo | Shalyn Nelson

“We got into the ranching business. We made a lake and called it Hidden Lake Ranch. Found out that was a lot of hard work too. Now that we are in our Golden years, I think that we have turned to rust with all the Dr.’s we see. Anyway, I will close this letter to you saying I love you as much today as the day I married you. And just think, the license only cost $2.00. The best bargain I ever made. With all my love for you, Joe.”

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Relationship goals, or what?