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These Grandparents Had A Photo Shoot To Celebrate Being Together For 63 Years

Just some casual true love.

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Wanda and Joe have been married for 63 years.

Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

They met when Joe saw Wanda walking on the street, pulled over, and asked her on a date. They were engaged on Dec. 28, 1950, and married two years later.

Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

To celebrate their ridiculously impressive longevity, their granddaughter Shalyn Nelson gave them their own photo shoot.

"I knew I wanted to create something special, and celebrate what true love was to me. And that for me, was my grandparents," Nelson told BuzzFeed. "[My Mamaw] loved every minute. It was so cute to see how excited she was to get all dolled up. I went to Macy's to try to find my Mamaw a dress, and ended up stuffing the top with my coat at the time to make sure there was enough room in the dress for her."
Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

"I knew I wanted to create something special, and celebrate what true love was to me. And that for me, was my grandparents," Nelson told BuzzFeed. "[My Mamaw] loved every minute. It was so cute to see how excited she was to get all dolled up. I went to Macy's to try to find my Mamaw a dress, and ended up stuffing the top with my coat at the time to make sure there was enough room in the dress for her."

"This right here is my heart. This right here is the most important thing I have ever been a part of and put together."

The photo shoot is part of an ongoing project called Love, The Nelsons, which Nelson began to celebrate old love. "I’m ready to show lovers around the world that true love still exists," Nelson pledges. "There are so many love stories that we don’t know of out there waiting to be shared."
Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

The photo shoot is part of an ongoing project called Love, The Nelsons, which Nelson began to celebrate old love. "I’m ready to show lovers around the world that true love still exists," Nelson pledges. "There are so many love stories that we don’t know of out there waiting to be shared."

"They are without a doubt the best people I know. I call them my heroes."

"Only love matters at the end of this life, when all is said and done. Love always wins."
Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

"Only love matters at the end of this life, when all is said and done. Love always wins."

As part of the shoot, Nelson asked them to write love letters to each other so they could read them aloud, and they were perfect.

Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

"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."

Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

"I love you as much today as the day I married you. And just think, the license only cost $2."

Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

"The best bargain I ever made."

Shalyn Nelson of Love, The Nelsons

Oh my gosh.

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To learn more about Love, The Nelsons Project and to read the whole letter, check out Shalyn Nelson's Instagram. Want to see more beautiful weddings? Follow BuzzFeed Weddings on Instagram.