Sometimes it takes years to finally capture the perfect moment. One couple in Oelwein learned that the long and hard way.

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The Oelwein couple initially tied the knot in September of 1944. As reported by the Des Moines Register, Frankie and Royce King had very little time to get hitched. Royce, who is now 98, was actually on a brief leave from serving in World War II when they made it official.

Years later the duo got a second shot to celebrate their love.

St. Croix Hospice via Facebook- photographer Hilary Nichole Photography
St. Croix Hospice via Facebook- photographer Hilary Nichole Photography
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Frankie and Royce King of Oelwein are currently receiving care from St. Croix Hospice. On September 16th, the couple celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary. It was revealed to some of the St. Croix Hospice staff that they never took any photos on their special day nor did Frankie even get to wear a wedding dress!

So the staff went to work to give them the wedding they deserved.

St. Croix Hospice via Facebook photography Hilary Nichole Photography
St. Croix Hospice via Facebook photography Hilary Nichole Photography
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This amazing team found Frankie a vintage dress and decorated the couple's backyard for a 1940's inspired wedding. Even the music therapist from the hospice contributed to this amazing celebration by playing 1940s classics.

Frankie's daughter walked her down the aisle during this beautiful celebration of life, love, and compassion.

Their wedding photos were shared on the hospice's Facebook page and have gotten shared more than twenty thousand times. You can check out the original post down below.

The photos were taken by Hilary Nichole and you can check out some of her other work here.

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