They say you can find love anywhere and that proved true for Charles and Mary Tinson who met at a supermarket in Albany, Georgia, four years ago and fell in love. This past Thanksgiving the couple returned to the very spot where they met to say “I do,” thanks to a Southeastern supermarket chain.
Harveys Supermarket shared the beautiful wedding story borne within their aisles on their Facebook page Thursday afternoon, writing:
Customers wed this afternoon at Harveys Supermarket in Albany, Georgia! Friends and family gathered to share this special moment with Charles and Mary Tinson in the exact location they were connected four years ago on Thanksgiving Day!
Charles needed a last minute can of Southern Home cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving Day 2012 from Harveys Supermarket when Mary, also shopping, caught his eye! After four years of dating this couple decided that there was no better place to wed than on the same holiday and in the same place they reconnected, Harveys Supermarket.
Harveys is proud to be part of this Thanksgiving love story! Congratulations, Charles and Mary!
The store also posted photos of the newlyweds as they walked down the literal aisle of the supermarket and took pictures with their friends and family.
Larry and Mary actually met a few times before Thanksgiving 2012 but for some reason it was the interaction in the store that day that led the two to start dating.
“I heard someone say ‘Hey, girl,’ and I turned around and said ‘Oh my God, Larry? I haven’t seen you in over 20-something years,” Mary told ABC news before adding, “You can often tell when a man has a crush on you.”
It was Larry who had the cute idea to become husband and wife at the spot their love affair began after they’d dated for a while. “She asked me where are we going to get married and I said at Harvey’s, where I met you,” Larry said.
And that’s exactly what the two did on November 24 in front of 70 witnesses who were each given a can of cranberry sauce to take with them to commemorate the pair’s big day.
“On Thanksgiving Day, he said what he wanted to do is to give thanks to the Lord for the old going out and the new coming in,” Mary shared.
Congrats to the newlyweds!