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27 Vintage Wedding Photos That'll Hit You Right In The Feels

They just don't make 'em like they used to.

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We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to show us their grandparents' wedding photos. Here are some of the most beautiful ones.

1. These two sets of grandparents with the exact same wedding day.

"Both sets of my grandparents were married in the Philippines on July 23, 1955. At the same exact church!!! My grandparents on the left had their ceremony at 10 a.m. and my grandparents on the right at 1 p.m."


2. This couple that puts The Notebook to shame.

"My grandparents have been married for 63 years and are as happy today as they are in this picture. Each night before bed, my grandfather turns to his bride and says, 'You are the love of my life, the mother of my children, and I will love you forever.' Noah and Allie have nothing on these two."


3. This twin-tastic pair and their families.

"This is a picture of my grandparents' wedding on my mom's side in 1944. My grandmother is pictured with her twin (bridesmaid), and her twin nieces were flower girls. Not pictured is third twin of the family — her father. Yes, three generations of twins!"



8. These couple, who shared a ~forbidden love~.

"My grandma was forbidden to marry my grandpa by her family. They locked her in their house and took her wedding dress, so she jumped out the window and ran away to get married in a black dress, as you can see in the picture. Her family didn't speak to her for almost 10 years. They are now happily married for 50 years, and last year, they celebrated their anniversary by renewing their wedding vows."


9. This history-making pair.

"My grandparents, Ruben and Nenita Gapiz, became the first Filipino Latter Day Saints couple to marry. Ruben, a talented guitarist, was playing behind a garbage truck when he saw Nenita. Two years later, they got married."



12. This twosome that definitely didn't skimp on flowers.

"My mother’s Chinese parents got married in the early 1930s in Tahiti. My grandfather died in 2003, but my grandmother is still alive and well and just celebrated her 100th birthday in February!"


13. This jokester and his loving bride.

"This picture sums up my grandparents’ life together perfectly. My grandpa, Donald Hill, was always joking, and my grandma, Mary Alice Hill, was always annoyed, but loved him for it, too. They married in 1959 and my grandpa just died this past March, leaving all of us missing his smile and jokes."


14. These relaxing romantics.

"These are my grandparents at their wedding in Brooklyn in 1960. She was 18 and he was 22. They will be celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary next month. This photo gets me every time."


15. This dashing duo, who beat the odds to make it down the aisle.

"She was rich and beautiful, he was neither. She was from a small village in the Philippines, but her family originated from Spain; he was a city boy from Manila. Both found themselves unable to speak the regional dialect when they met in the neighboring village of Tuguegarao, but were able to communicate by speaking English."

Ali de Guzman


17. This utterly glamorous bride and groom.

"My nanny and pop-pop, Charles and Rosemary. On paper, they led a dazzling life— she was an interior designer, and he was an executive for various companies throughout his career, including Universal Pictures and Technicolor, Gotham Branch and then the Hollywood Branch. In my life, they were simply the best grandparents a girl could want. I miss them both so much!"

Olivia Catharine

18. These two, who epitomize the look of love.

"My Lola and Lolo were married in 1955. They spent 50 years, five months, and five days together until he went to heaven. She joined him a year and a half later just in time to celebrate their 57th anniversary."

Ashley de los Reyes


20. This adorable couple and their bridal party.

Gwendoline Roelofsen

"My grandparents got married in Indonesia on September 3, 1948, and immigrated to the Netherlands five years later. Sadly, my grandfather passed away more than 20 years ago, but they had four sons, 13 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren who visit her as much as they can."

—Gwendoline Roelofsen, via email

23. This couple and their *flawless* wedding portrait.

"My grandparents, Helen Fumi and John Shimabukuro. They were proud Japanese-Americans who loved and are still loved by many. They looked absolutely flawless on their wedding day."



24. These wartime sweethearts.

"My grandparents got married in 1944 while my grandpa was still in the Navy during WWII. Both come from farming families that didn’t have a great deal of money so my grandma didn’t wear the traditional white wedding gown. Instead, she rocked this blazer and grandpa wore his Navy uniform."


27. And these two, who keep the romance alive with chicken wings and Seth MacFarlane.

"My grandparents got married in July 1965. They met on Hampton Beach when they were 16 and 17 and got married three years later, and have been together ever since. Now they're in a book club, they cook chicken wings together, and they watch Seth MacFarlane sing Frank Sinatra because my grandmother has a crush on him."


Submissions have been lightly edited for length/clarity.

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