70-year-old Murphy Wilson fell in love with 67-year-old Lucinda Meyers just a few years ago. The two met at First Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Huntsville, Alabama, proving once again to the world that it’s never too late to find love and get married, since that’s exactly what they did.
All about love.
Lucinda had been divorced for thirty years, and Murphy had lost his previous wife that same year. But when they met, they both knew they had found “the one.” The wedding was held on July 29, 2013, at the church where they met.
In a Cosmopolitan article revealing how wedding photographers may be able to predict the success or failure of a marriage, photographers shared their secrets. “We are looking specifically for moments of contact, of intimacy, of emotional connection. It pretty quickly becomes evident when those things are there, and when they are not,” said professional photographer and Reddit member ‘SuccessiveApprox.’
Those characteristics were most certainly not missing for Murphy and Lucinda. No coercion was necessary to capture their intimate moments together, mostly because they were constantly showing affection for one another! The two were clearly beyond smitten for each other and not afraid to show it.
Love is patient, but Lucinda was not!
On the day of their wedding, the cute couple were clearly celebrating a love that they had committed the rest of their lives to, and being in their golden years, Lucinda had no time to waste!
“I was so anxious to get down to Murphy,” said Lucinda. “My son-in-law Rodney, who walked me down, kept telling me to stop and walk a little slower.”
Murphy was genuinely awe-struck when he got his first glimpse of his new bride walking hastily toward him as the ceremony began.
“The moment I saw her, I had to fight to keep it together,” described Murphy. “Her beauty, her smile, it just overwhelmed me. I just could not believe she was for me!”
Their first kiss in public (as husband and wife) was hot and steamy!
Murphy was so overwhelmed with emotion he forgot to walk up to get her! But the two converged at the pulpit and exchanged their vows, followed by what has to be the kiss felt around the world!
Modestly described as “a rather passionate first kiss as husband and wife,” the truth is, well, just watch the video for yourself. It’s a humdinger of a wedding kiss! (Notice the boy in the photo above plugging his ears – we think he meant to cover his eyes instead.)
And it went on…
Of course, for most, the highlight of the wedding ceremony is the ever-anticipated “you may now kiss the bride” announcement.
These two didn’t miss a beat and they were going to provide plenty of time for all of those in attendance to capture that moment on film if they so desired. What started out as sweet murmurings turned into encouraging whooping and hollering from the attendees!
Notice the pastor who is pictured at the far right in the above photo. It may have taken him longer to co-officiate the wedding than it did for these two lovebirds to unlock lips! And, based on his facial expression, he couldn’t hide his joy at the moment.
You might also take note of the other pastor, the bridesmaid just to the left of the couple making the “Woo” shape with her mouth, and how the little boy at the bottom of the photo is now completely mesmerized.
The couple eventually did separate their lips long enough to conclude the ceremony, and they then headed off to Huntsville’s Bridge Street Town Centre with their photographer. Murphy sang unaccompanied to his new wife softly in her ear, Always and Forever by Luther Vandross, as the two slow-danced on the bridge. That was also, by the way, the song of choice for the newlyweds’ first dance at their soon-to-follow reception.
And they lived happily ever after.