And I thought the wedding ceremonies at the weddings I've attended felt like they took forever! Imagine being at a 60-degree angle about to go over the top of a roller coaster. That's me in the back shouting, "HURRY UP AND SAY 'I DO'!" I blame my crazy on the altitude.
My grandfather was 17 when he joined the Navy as a nurse and was put on a ship during WWII. I was always told that my grandmother waited for him while he was overseas. They were together until he died in '98, and she followed just a few years later. This is my favorite wedding photo of them. I think my grandmother is just gorgeous.
Good idea on getting married before he sailed off. Walking down the aisle when you haven't got your land legs back would be no fun, after all. Thanks for sharing your grandparent's story!