Elderly couple 'walks down aisle' to get married at grocery store they first met during pandemic
CASA GRANDE, ARIZONA: When heart-warming stories get told, it doesn’t matter who is reading or what a bad time the listener is having - we all get fuzzy feelings in our chests. This story of an elderly couple in Arizona 'walking down the aisle' at the grocery store they first met during the coronavirus pandemic is one of those! Brenda Williams, 72, and Dennis Delgado, 78, tied the knot at Fry’s Food and Drug store - where they met while they were both looking for mayonnaise all the way back in August 2021.
On the fateful day of their meet cute, Dennis had begun a conversation with Brenda and the pair had also exchanged phone numbers. It led to their wedding more than a year later. All the shoppers at the store were invited to the one-of-a-kind wedding, and all of them were given a jar of mayo with their bouquets - a callback to the day the couple met.
On Saturday, November 19 Brenda and Dennis tied the knot at aisle number 8 of Fry’s Food and Drug store at Casa Grande. Daily Mail reports that at the time, she was looking for ‘Miracle Whip’-- a brand of mayonnaise produced by condiment behemoth Heinz -- when Dennis had struck a conversation with her.
On their wedding, the pair said their vows, surrounded by bottles of beans, hot sauce, mayonnaise, and ketchup. Dennis waited at the aisle next to the condiments in the store’s lunch meat section, where his bride had joined him. The wedding march was played on the loudspeakers of the grocery store as well, adding to the happiness. For her wedding, Brenda wore a royal blue dress and her husband wore a grey button up shirt with black pants.
The beginning of their conversation is nothing short of a Hollywood movie. Brenda said, “I'm walking down the aisle, and someone comes up behind me, and says..." Without skipping a beat, Dennis leapt into the story and said, "You know the best thing about wearing a mask?...You could pass these [people] not wearing a mask, and curse them out under your breath, they don't hear a word you're saying."
It did not take long before Dennis and Brenda hit it off and they also met again at her local church over the weekend. Their love blossomed into something great and they are now a married couple.
Prior to their fairtytale wedding to each other, both Dennis and Brenda were in long-term marriages that tragically ended when both their partners had passed away. Brenda’s husband died after 30 years together and Dennis’ wife died after 45 years of marriage.