Elderly couple get married in the grocery store that they first met in
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A couple has decided to ditch the traditional church wedding idea for their nuptials.
Brenda Williams and Dennis Delgado instead opted for the place where they first met to be the venue for their big day.
For some couples, that could be at a nice restaurant, a theme park or a beautiful outdoor setting.
But for these Arizona natives, it was the supermarket.
The 72 and 78-year-olds first locked eyes at the Fry's Food and Drug Store in Casa Grande last year and they thought it would be fitting to walk down one of the aisles for their wedding.
Dennis decided to shoot his shot in August 2021 when he noticed Brenda was looking for mayonnaise.
Brenda explained that Hollywood moment while speaking to Fox 13.
"I'm walking down the aisle, and someone comes up behind me, and says..." she recalled.
Without skipping a beat, Dennis leapt into the story and said: "You know the best thing about wearing a mask?...You could pass these [people] not wearing a mask, and curse them out under your breath, they don't hear a word you're saying."
The two hit it off.
They chatted for half an hour, got to know each other and swapped phone numbers in the hope they could meet up again.
It didn't take long for the two to reconnect, as Dennis met up with Brenda at her local church for the next Sunday service.
Both Brenda and Dennis tragically lost their former partners.
While 72-year-old Brenda stuck close to her faith after losing her husband of three decades, Dennis strayed from the church after his wife died.
He told local network KPNX: "I was angry at Him for taking her away from me and I wanted to apologise to him."
Dennis and Brenda bonded over their shared loss and it was in April this year that they got engaged.
Brenda asked her hubby-to-be to propose to her at that same grocery store.
She told Fox 13: "I said we met there. He wants to propose to me, and I want him to do it in the condiment aisle where we met."
Brenda added: "I’m old, he’s old. There’s not that many more years left for either of us.
"That’s genetically true, and I said, 'well, we don’t have that many more years. Let’s just do something dumb and stupid. Go out with a bang."
She hopes her and Dennis' story gives other people 'hope' that love could be just around the corner.
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