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Grandparents whose wedding photographer stood them up 61 years ago are treated to touching photo shoot they never had for their anniversary

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PUBLISHED: 21:32 EST, 23 December 2013 | UPDATED: 21:32 EST, 23 December 2013

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An elderly Boston couple whose wedding photographer stood them up 61 years ago, leaving them with just one image to remember their special day, finally have the pictures they always wanted.

As an adorable holiday gift, the family of Dorothy and Donald Lutz, affectionately known as 'Nina and Gramps' decided to organize some truly memorable anniversary photos for the beloved octogenarians who have never taken their rings off and are still the best of friends after six decades together.

An event designer, their granddaughter on her husband's side, Lauren Wells organized the touching present, and thought a theme from the animated movie 'Up' would be perfect way to celebrate the couple's love, so many years after they said their vows.

An elderly Boston couple whose wedding photographer stood them up 61 years ago leaving them with just one image to remember their special day finally have the pictures they always wanted

An elderly Boston couple whose wedding photographer stood them up 61 years ago leaving them with just one image to remember their special day finally have the pictures they always wanted

As an adorable holiday gift, the family of Dorothy and Donald Lutz, affectionately known as 'Nina and Gramps' decided to organize some truly memorable anniversary photos

As an adorable holiday gift, the family of Dorothy and Donald Lutz, affectionately known as 'Nina and Gramps' decided to organize some truly memorable anniversary photos

The beloved octogenarians who have never taken their rings off and are still the best of friends after six decades together

The beloved octogenarians who have never taken their rings off and are still the best of friends after six decades together

An event designer, their granddaughter on her husband's side, Lauren Wells organized the touching present

An event designer, their granddaughter on her husband's side, Lauren Wells organized the touching present

Wells thought a theme from the animated movie 'Up' would be perfect way to celebrate the couple's love, so many years after they said their vows

Wells thought a theme from the animated movie 'Up' would be perfect way to celebrate the couple's love, so many years after they said their vows

'Nina and Gramps are quite literally the cutest couple ever,' Wells wrote on her website of her husband Matt's 82-year-old grandparents.

'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!'

Complete with candy-colored balloons, leftover from one of Wells' events, antique velvet chairs and other old-timey props such as a picnic basket and suitcases, 'Nina and Gramps' posed on Old Northern Avenue Bridge for the moving shots, taken by Cambria Grace Photography.

The resulting series is heart-warming, tear-jerking and 100 per cent inspirational - and in every picture the couple's unending love for one another is clear for all to see.

'Nina and Gramps are quite literally the cutest couple ever,' Wells said of her husband Matt's 82-year-old grandparents

'Nina and Gramps are quite literally the cutest couple ever,' Wells said of her husband Matt's 82-year-old grandparents

'They never got proper wedding photos, as their photographer stood them up 61 years ago,' she said. 'Us grandkids decided a photo album would make the perfect holiday present, and as such, the UP-themed anniversary shoot was born!'

'They never got proper wedding photos, as their photographer stood them up 61 years ago,' she said. 'Us grandkids decided a photo album would make the perfect holiday present, and as such, the UP-themed anniversary shoot was born!'

The shoot came complete with candy-colored balloons, leftover from one of Wells' events, antique velvet chairs and other old-timey props such as a picnic basket and suitcases

The shoot came complete with candy-colored balloons, leftover from one of Wells' events, antique velvet chairs and other old-timey props such as a picnic basket and suitcases

'Nina and Gramps' posed on Old Northern Avenue Bridge for the tear-jerking shots, taken by Cambria Grace

'Nina and Gramps' posed on Old Northern Avenue Bridge for the tear-jerking shots, taken by Cambria Grace

The resulting series is heart-warming, tear-jerking and 100 per cent inspirational

The resulting series is heart-warming, tear-jerking and 100 per cent inspirational

Donald met Dorothy when she was a waitress at a luncheonette in Randolph and he was on a break from the Army, he recounted to the Boston Globe.

The pair wrote letters back and forth until Donald returned from service.

He said he knew 'pretty early on' that she was the one.

With an engagement ring tucked into a box of chocolates, Donald proposed on Cambridge Common, and the two were wed not long after, on July 20, 1952. Sadly, the couple had just one picture to remember their happy day.

And in every picture the couple's unending love for one another is clear for all to see

And in every picture the couple's unending love for one another is clear for all to see

Donald Lutz
Donald met Dorothy when she was a waitress at a luncheonette in Randolph and he was on a break from the Army, he recounted to the Boston Globe

Donald met Dorothy when she was a waitress at a luncheonette in Randolph and he was on a break from the Army, he recounted

The pair wrote letters back and forth until Donald returned from service

The pair wrote letters back and forth until Donald returned from service

Donald said he knew 'pretty early on' that Dorothy was the one

Donald said he knew 'pretty early on' that Dorothy was the one

With an engagement ring tucked into a box of chocolates, Donald proposed on Cambridge Common, and the two were wed not long after, on July 20, 1952

With an engagement ring tucked into a box of chocolates, Donald proposed on Cambridge Common, and the two were wed not long after, on July 20, 1952

'(Dorothy) certainly wasn't happy about it, but those things happen,' Donald told the Globe of being stood up by their wedding photographer.

However, the newlyweds moved on, settling into a home in Randolph and raising their children who then had children of their own.

Looking back, Dorothy said, photos or no photos, the best gift of all has been right beside her all this time.

'I was more excited about being married to the one that I loved very much,' she said. 'That was the main thing.'

Sadly, the couple had just one picture to remember their happy day

Sadly, the couple had just one picture to remember their happy day

'(Dorothy) certainly wasn't happy about it, but those things happen,' Donald told the Globe of being stood up by their wedding photographer

'(Dorothy) certainly wasn't happy about it, but those things happen,' Donald told the Globe of being stood up by their wedding photographer

However, the newlyweds moved on, settling into a home in Randolph and raising their children who then had children of their own

However, the newlyweds moved on, settling into a home in Randolph and raising their children who then had children of their own

Looking back, Dorothy said, photos or no photos, the best gift of all has been right beside her all this time

Looking back, Dorothy said, photos or no photos, the best gift of all has been right beside her all this time

'I was more excited about being married to the one that I loved very much,' she said. 'That was the main thing'

'I was more excited about being married to the one that I loved very much,' she said. 'That was the main thing'

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