Lucille and Marvin Stone of Kearney, Nebraska got hitched on August 21, 1960, and Lucille wanted to do something special for this anniversary. She contacted photographer Katie Autry and asked if she could photograph she and her husband in their original wedding attire. “I said, ‘You still have it? And you can wear it? Oh my gosh Lucille, I think that’s an amazing idea,'” Autry tells Good Morning America.
The photos were shared on Facebook and have since been adored by thousands of people online. “I think so many people saw their story and it was just a breath of fresh air.” Autry has taken photos of one of the Stones’ three children before and says that the couple wore their original wedding attire for their 25th-anniversary photos as well.
Lucille and Marvin Stone look stunning in their original wedding attire
“I had the pleasure of working with Marvin and Lucille to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. This may be one of my favorite sessions to date ! These two lovebirds even wore their original wedding attire for the session (Lucille made her dress)!” Autry writes on her Facebook post, sharing the photos.
“When I asked them both what their secret to a lasting marriage was they had the following advice.
The couple first met when they were teaching at the same school. “They’re very humble and they just can’t believe that many people would be interested in them,” Autry says of the two. “Being in their space, you could see how much they care about each other and that’s a rare thing to find.” What a sweet couple! Happy Anniversary!