A couple in Arizona decided to break away from tradition and embrace a truly unique wedding ceremony by choosing the supermarket where they first met as the venue for their nuptials. Brenda Williams and Dennis Delgado, aged 72 and 78 respectively, decided that Fry’s Food and Drug Store in Casa Grande would be the perfect place to say their vows.
While many couples opt for more conventional settings like restaurants or outdoor venues, Brenda and Dennis wanted to celebrate their love in the very spot where their paths crossed.
Their love story began when Dennis mustered the courage to approach Brenda in August 2021. It was an ordinary day at the supermarket when Brenda was searching for mayonnaise, and Dennis seized the opportunity to strike up a conversation.
Brenda fondly recalled the moment, saying, “I’m walking down the aisle, and someone comes up behind me, and says…” Before she could finish her sentence, Dennis jumped in, saying, “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.” Their instant connection was undeniable.
After chatting for thirty minutes, Brenda and Dennis felt a strong connection and decided to exchange phone numbers. They hoped for a chance to meet again. It didn’t take long for them to reconnect, as Dennis joined Brenda at her local church for the Sunday service. Both Brenda and Dennis had experienced the profound loss of their former partners, which created a bond between them.
Brenda had remained faithful to her church following the passing of her husband of three decades, while Dennis had drifted away from his faith after his wife’s death. In fact, he admitted to feeling anger toward a higher power for taking his beloved spouse away from him.
In April of this year, Brenda and Dennis took their relationship to the next level and got engaged. And when it came time to plan the proposal, Brenda knew she wanted it to take place in the very same grocery store where their love story began.
She shared her wish with Dennis, saying, “I said we met there. He wants to propose to me, and I want him to do it in the condiment aisle where we met.” It was a symbolic gesture, a way of honoring their unique journey and embracing the whimsical nature of their love.
Brenda explained their unconventional choice, saying, “I’m old, he’s old. There’s not that many more years left for either of us. That’s genetically true, and I said, ‘well, we don’t have that many more years. Let’s just do something dumb and stupid. Go out with a bang.'” Their decision to celebrate their wedding in a supermarket aisle was a testament to their zest for life and their willingness to embrace the unexpected.
Brenda hopes that their extraordinary love story will inspire others to find hope and love in unexpected places. Their story serves as a reminder that meaningful connections can be found in the most unlikely circumstances and that it’s never too late to embark on a new and exciting chapter in life.
By choosing an unconventional wedding venue, Brenda and Dennis showcased the power of love, joy, and the willingness to make memories that will last a lifetime. Their supermarket wedding serves as a symbol of their unique bond and their desire to embrace life’s surprises with open hearts.