Yesterday, I received the best email ever.
Sent by a friend over at Style Me Pretty, it read, “You should know that Nina and Gramps are going viral!!!”
LIke I said. BEST. EMAIL. EVER.
And it’s true. Nina + Gramps have gone viral: Fox News, Today Show, The Boston Globe, Mashable, LA Times, Daily Mail, Rangefinder, My Modern Metropolis, Cosmopolitan France, Perez Hilton, Yahoo News…. and so many more!
Nina + Gramps are Matt’s grandparents on his mom’s side, and are quite literally the cutest couple ever. They have been married 61 years, have never taken off their rings, and remain the very best of friends. They never got proper wedding photos, as their photographer stood them up 61 years ago. Us grandkids decided a photo album would make the perfect holiday present, and as such, the UP-themed anniversary shoot was born!
You can read all about the shoot here, and more about Nina + Gramps here. It was a dream working with Cambria, Caroline + Becky, and my sister Abs proved to be the best balloon trooper one could ever wish for.
The reaction to this shoot was what really blew me away. Sure, I love the photos, but I am completely biased – I love the people in them! It was truly amazing to read the outpouring of good will and kindness from so many people who just love a good love story. They do, after all, make the world go round.
Reading through so many comments – all positive, and so many tear-inducing – my heart was so, so full. I know Nina + Gramps’ hearts were bursting too, as Matt read them each and every comment, meant for them, from kind strangers all around the world.
So THANK YOU to each of you who brought a smile to my family’s face. Thank you thank you thank you.
Below are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot, with some of my favorite comments sprinkled in.
“Life doesn’t get better than this, does it?”
“These photos are incredibly sweet!! I think I just got a bit teary eyed. This is what love is all about!”
“I almost fell off of my chair – what a pleasant surprise!”
“The sweetest thing I have ever seen. Congrats on 61 years!”
“Love love love love love love love this”
“Inspiration for everyone”
“This is by far, the mostly touching story I have ever read. It made my whole day.”
“Crying in my office”
“Oh my! What a beautiful reminder of what the wedding day really leads to!”
“This just made my day and melted my heart.”
“Tears in my eyes. All my love to these two special lovebirds.”
“Perfect capture of what we all aspire to.”
“This is the best.”
“My grandparents have been married for 71 years, and they are just like Nina and Gramps – best friends forever.”
“The best wedding inspiration ever. If you’re planning a wedding, this is by far the most important thing to achieve. Everlasting love!”
“So incredibly beautiful”
“Possibly the best feature we’ve ever had on SMP. In love. Madly.”
This last one was for me. DAY MADE by Abby Larson.
peace, love and hugs, L
Photos: Cambria Grace Photography
Flowers: Wild Folk Studio
Vintage Props: Pop & Circumstance