An elderly couple in Arizona got married last month at the grocery store where they first met after bonding over condiments during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Nov. 19, Brenda Williams, 72, and Dennis Delgado, 78, tied the knot in the eighth aisle of Fry’s Food and Drug Store in Cada Grande, where they met in August 2021.
Brenda was back then looking for Miracle Whip – a mayonnaise made by Heinz – when Dennis suddenly started talking to her.
“We both had masks on and I say to her, ‘You know what’s the best part about wearing a mask?'” Dennis told Fox 13. “‘You could pass these [people] don’t wear a mask and curse them softly, they won’t hear a word from you,” and she started laughing.”
The interaction lasted half an hour, with both people exchanging phone numbers after realizing they had been blocking the aisle for quite some time.
HITCHED: Brenda Williams, 72, and Dennis Delgado, 78, both met at Fry’s Food and Drug Store during the COVID-19 pandemic before becoming newlyweds
In November, the couple married in Fry’s aisle eight, where they had both shopped for mayonnaise in August 2021 – the first time they met
Fry’s Food & Drug grocery store in Casa Grande, Arizona, where Brenda and Dennis both found love
Dennis then met with Brenda the following Sunday at a local church of which she was a member.
Brenda is also a baker for her faith community and took up the hobby again after her husband, in his 30s, died of prostate cancer. She had been his caretaker for the last 10 years of his life.
“After my husband died, I lost my sense of purpose,” Brenda told KPNX. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.”
Dennis could certainly understand that. In 2020, he lost his 45-year-old wife, which turned him away from his faith.
“I was angry with him for taking them from me and I wanted to apologize to him,” he recalled.
Brenda and Dennis were both married for 75 years together before tying the knot last month
Condiments like beans, hot sauce, mayonnaise and ketchup witnessed the couple’s big day. Pictured: Brenda with her bridesmaids
Dennis had to wait in the aisle by the spice rack in the store’s meat department before he saw Brenda walking down the aisle
Over time, they recovered from the grief of their respective losses and had become the mutual support system.
Nine months after their first conversation, the two returned to Fry’s to run some errands, but Dennis had another idea in mind.
“I told him he was going to propose on his knee,” Brenda said. ‘And he did.’
Shortly thereafter, both lovers said “Yes, I do” in front of the grocery store clerks.
“They hid me in the aisle next to the spice aisle,” Brenda recalls.
Dennis remembers that the ceremony was one of the happiest days of his life.
“She came over. They gave the wedding march to others on their loudspeakers in the shop. It was wonderful,” he said.
On her big day, the bride wore a royal blue dress while the groom wore a gray button-down shirt and black trousers. In addition to friends and family, shoppers were also invited to the wedding.
Fry’s staff provided bespoke bouquets with a jar of Miracle Whip or mayo – the items that brought Brenda and Dennis together – in each of them on their wedding day
Fry’s staff went above and beyond to ensure the event was one of a kind, providing bouquets with a jar of Miracle Whip or mayo – the items that brought the couple together – in each of them.
“It was my idea to get married there,” Brenda told KPNX. “I’m kinda weird, okay.”
The newlyweds admit that getting married in a grocery store is silly, but they want people to take away the main thing they take away from their experience: Never give up romance.
“If you’re looking for love, go to Fry’s or don’t give up. Keep looking,” Brenda said.
“You never know when you’ll walk down the spiced aisle at Fry’s and meet someone you didn’t know you needed in your life,” Dennis added.
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