VICKY & JOE // WEDDING DAY // ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC CHURCH // DELAWARE, OH
March 2, 2019
Vicky & Joe // Wedding at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Delaware, OH
We were through the roof excited when we read Vicky’s message about capturing her wedding day in our inbox. Not only because of their love story, just wait for it, but because we had also just captured her granddaughters wedding last September. Isn’t it so fun to become apart of a families adventures? We sure love it.
I quickly planned a phone call with Vicky for the following day to talk details of her wedding AND because I really wanted to know this story. How often do you have a brides grandmother messaging you about her own wedding? Yeah, same. Needless to say, by the end of the conversation I WAS CRYING and COULD NOT wait to shoot this special day.
This was one of my favorite wedding days. We arrived and everyone was so easy going. Even the wedding coordinator said this was her easiest wedding to date. Did you notice Vicky’s wedding dress? Just the right amount of glitz for such a unique and wonderful day.
My favorite moments where when these two were together. From the moment Joe saw Vicky walking down that isle the look on Joe’s face had me in tears AGAIN! They were like two kids in love and it didn’t stop there. When we were capturing their formals they were just as giddy and giggly. By the end of the day my face hurt from smiling so much. You know it’s been a GREAT day when that happens.
Read their LOVE STORY and check out their previews below!
How They Met // Proposal Story
I lost my beloved husband, Joe, to cancer in March 2014 after 33 1/2 years of marriage.
Joe lost his beloved wife, Mary, to leukemia in May 2016 after 43 1/2 years of marriage.
We both visited our spouse's graves often at Resurrection Cemetery. Our paths crossed in the summer of 2016, when Joe and I were there at the same time visiting the graves of our spouses. We had something in common-we had both lost the love of our life and were in deep mourning over our loss ,and we found peace and a closeness to our loved ones by visiting often, and our spouses' graves were only 25 feet apart, with no graves in between!
With loving care we had each planted flowers and tended to them, watering and feeding them as needed. I tried to cheer Joe up by telling him he was another "Good Joe" with the same name as my spouse. He told me he was a greeter and an usher at his church on Sunday mornings. I thought he was very kind and considerate from our initial meeting, and he had a strong faith. No one knows what it's like to lose a spouse, but we were both dealing with the same thing, although we know that everyone experiences loss differently.
We shared our feelings of loss and grief over the next 15 months in our random run ins with each other at the cemetery, creating a connection to each other when we shared memories and stories about our spouses and families.
August 2017 rolled around, and we were both at the cemetery one Sunday morning after several weeks not seeing each other, and we decided to meet for breakfast; this would be the first time meeting outside of the cemetery grounds. Through the grace of God (and his Mary and my Joe) an immediate connection was felt by both of us at the breakfast meeting/date, which was a complete surprise to both of us
We knew then that God had put us together for a reason. We talked on the phone, took many long walks and looked forward to seeing each other as much as we could. It soon became clear to us that our faith in God put us on this new path in this stage of our lives. I was 67; Joe was 69. After much prayer and reflection, we knew that we wanted to be together for the rest of our lives. Neither of us expected to find love again, nor were we looking for it!
We had many talks about our future together as husband and wife, and in December 2018, Joe asked me to let him know when I was ready to pick out wedding rings. We picked our rings out together on December 22nd, which is our official "engagement date".
By the grace of God, we were married on March 2, 2019, with the blessings of our children and grandchildren, who attended the ceremony at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Delaware, Ohio. We hope that God blesses us with many happy and healthy years together.
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