Karen and Mark Cline couldn’t pay for their wedding photos because they were teenagers and had no money.
But now they have the pictures, just in time for their 27th anniversary on Thursday.
Their photographer located Karen Cline last week at the diner where she works and surprised her with a photo album.
"About a month ago, I was just cleaning out some of my old things and I found it," said photographer Jim Wagner, who is now 80. "I knew she didn't have any money back then, and I just thought she might like to have it."
It was too much for Karen Cline.
"I just stood there and cried and cried and hugged him," she said, tearing up again as she described their meeting.
She said she was 18 at the time, and felt heartsick because she and her husband, who was 19, could not afford to pay Wagner. Instead, all they have had was a single photo that someone else took, of her walking down the aisle.
Wagner said he was able to track down Karen Cline after running into her stepfather a few weeks ago. He said she immediately wrote him a check for $150 (EUR105.41).