You just have to take a peek at social media to see some pretty extravagant weddings.
Brides in couture dresses, 10 tier cakes and 13-carat emerald-cut diamond engagement rings.
Everything is snapped and shared in a millisecond.
But when Rosa and Russo got married back in 1957, they didn’t think to have pictures taken. Back then a photographer was seen as an unnecessary expense, and they were on a budget.
Hard to believe in this day and age, right?
But 60 years of blissful marriage, nine children, 16 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren later, Rosa and Russo’s family felt it was a shame they didn’t have a single photo of the day they got married.
So they decided to contact photographer Sao Paolo Fotografia, who agreed to take their wedding photos 60 years after they first said their vows.
When Rosa and Russo first got married, Rosa’s grandfather prepared the garden where the couple tied the knot.
Her aunt made the cake. Her godmother sewed the dress. It was a simple ceremony that was all about the love they shared.
But for this wedding ceremony the couple and their loved ones headed to Chacara Terra Prometida in São Paulo.
The bride wore a gown by RCampos Atelier and had her makeup done by Cor e Alma, while the groom wore a three piece suit, a bow tie, and a flat cap.
The ceremony was both beautiful and classy, with the garden kitted out in lights and glorious flowers,
And of course, the entire day – recreating Rosa and Russo’s marriage, 60 years after their wedding – was photographed to make up for the photos that weren’t taken the first time around.
The heartwarming photos will serve as a memento to show the grandkids, the great-grandkids, and their great-grandkids.
Check out more photos and videos from the big day below: