When Dorothy met Donald Lutz more than 60 years ago, she was a waitress at a Randolph luncheonette, while he was on a break from the Army. From then on, they started exchanging letters, until Donald returned from army service. By then, he’d already knew it in his heart that she was the one.
Tucking an engagement ring into a box of chocolates, Donald proposed to Dorothy on Cambridge Common and they tied the knot on 20 July 1952. But the unexpected happened. Their photographer had stood them up, so they were only left with a single picture to remember their big day (see the first photo). After the wedding, they settled in Randolph where they raised their family for 55 years.
Six decades later, they finally got their wish – a beautiful anniversary photo shoot, inspired by the Disney movie “Up”, as a belated wedding gift. Brilliantly planned and executed by event and wedding stylist Lauren Wells (who is married to the Lutz’s grandson Matt) and her photographer partner Cambria Grace, as well as Pop & Circumstance and Wild Folk Studio, the resulting series of photos is heart-warming, tear-jerking and 100% inspirational, showcasing the couple’s unending love for each other.
We’ll let the beautiful photos speak for themselves.
Photography: Cambria Grace Photography
Stylist: Lauren Wells
Credit to Pop & Circumstance and Wild Folk Studio