It’s never too late to fall madly deep in love —this is what Cleveland Wilson and Lucinda Myers’ proved when their engagement photos took social media by storm this week. The Huntsville, Alabama couple has melted everyone’s hearts with their pre-nup photos featuring them holding a sign with three simple words: “She said YES!”
Wilson, 70, and Myers, 67, admired each other from afar for three years at the Alabama church they both attend before they began dating. Thanks to Wilson’s admiration and notable absence for a few weeks, the bride-to-be had the courage to confess her feelings. It didn’t take long for Wilson to realize Myers is the one. He popped the big question just a month after and now, they’re finally headed down the aisle.
“She swept me off my feet,” the future groom told ABC News of his fiancee. “I just fell in love with this gorgeous woman. And of course she fell in love with me because of my charm and suave.”
Old But New Love
Gianna Snell, who took the couple’s now-viral pre-nup pictures, says she realized their special connection the moment she first laid eyes on them. In a blog post after the pictorial, the photographer noted they were “so excited and giddy to get married” which said was a bit out of ordinary. Even bystanders including teenage girls and young couples were drawn to them, stopping whatever they were doing to take in this rare glimpse of the older couple.
And despite the audience, Snell said the couple’s eyes were only on each other. “I saw the way she kept gazing up at him lovingly and she couldn’t stop smiling. I noticed how he couldn’t keep his hands off of her. There was just this sincerity about them that had me smiling and giggling the whole session.”
Wilson was widowed in 2013 and wasn’t sure he could move on. He “prayed and prayed” for the Lord to bring him someone special and he says now all of his prayers have been answered.
“I’ve been telling everybody that I have been blessed again,”he said. “I never thought God would give me another fantastic mate and he has. I just didn’t think it would happen again.”
Per CBS, Myers had also been married before but had gotten divorced. She spent 3 decades as a single woman and just like Wilson, she prayed of meeting the right man. In 2013, she moved to Alabama for a new start. Little did she know that what she’d been praying for was only sitting just a few pews away from her.
In July 29 at the same church where they first caught each other’s eye, Cleveland Wilson and Lucinda Myers are set to exchange “I dos.”
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