LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For Greg and Debbie Anderson, finding each other was worth the wait.
"She's the one I've been looking for," said Greg Anderson, looking at Debbie. "Took only 52 years, but hey, here we go."
For this couple, Valentine’s Day will always be special. Not only is it the day they tied the knot but it's also the day they met.
"We met exactly a year ago today," said Greg Anderson.
Greg and Debbie had actually connected on Match.com weeks before but with her in Seattle and him in Ely, planning a date wasn’t easy.
Debbie said the couple had talked for weeks before planning to meet in person, on Valentine's Day. They decided to meet somewhere in the middle - Oregon. But Mother Nature threw a wrench into that plan.
“The roads were icy they shut down the highway," said Greg Anderson, about driving overnight. "I didn’t even get into town until til 5:30 a.m. and it was Valentine’s Day.”
But when you’ve been waiting 52 years to meet the love of your life, what’s another couple of hours?
“There was a grocery store and I bought flowers and went to the room," said Greg Anderson, with a laugh.
The rest of the weekend went off without a hitch. And now, here they are - a year later - getting hitched.
“It’s patience I guess and really you gotta be choosy. You can be picky it’s fine. That’s just the way it rolls," said Greg Anderson.
“Take the time and be picky and wait for the perfect-right person," said Debbie Anderson.
With patience being the moral of this love story, Debbie took her time getting ready Friday while Greg waited with baited breath... to see his bride for the first time.
“As soon as I turned around I thought she was so beautiful, I don’t know if there’s any other words. Did I run out of words? I’m sure there are other words but they may not be in the dictionary," Greg Anderson said.