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A couple from Arizona meet, get engaged and marry at Fry’s

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The place was aisle eight of Casa Grande Fry’s on Florence Boulevard.

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — A trip to the grocery store can sometimes result in spending more money than we intended, forgetting the items we wanted to buy, or, like a couple in Arizona, it can be the place where you say, “I do “.

On Nov. 19, Brenda and Dennis Delgado were married near the lunch meat section and condiment racks on aisle eight at Casa Grande Fry’s on Florence Boulevard.

The couple got married in the same place they met in August 2021.

Bonds for their loss

Brenda was looking for Miracle Whip when a man approached her.

“We were both wearing masks and I say ‘you know the best thing about wearing a mask?’ Dennis told him. “You could get past these [people] don’t wear a mask and curse them under your breath, they don’t hear a word you say, and she started laughing.”

That sparked a 30-minute conversation. They even blocked the aisle and went to the corner to continue their discussion. It ended with the pair exchanging phone numbers.

The following Sunday, Dennis joined Brenda at church. Not only did she go as a member, she also picked up items that she baked.

Baking had become a passion of hers, a newfound hobby after her husband of over 30 years died of prostate cancer. She had been his caretaker for the last decade of his life.

“After my husband died, I lost my sense of purpose,” Brenda said. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.”

A pain Dennis could relate to. Just over a year before he met Brenda, he had also lost his wife of 45 years. That heartbreak drove him away from God.

“I was mad at him for taking it from me and I wanted to apologize,” Dennis said.

Within months, the pair became close. They bonded and helped each other heal their broken hearts.

Wedding on aisle 8

Nine months after meeting in aisle eight, Brenda and Dennis got engaged there.

“I told him he was going to get down on one knee and ask,” she said. “And he did.”

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Then, in the same place, between bottles of mayonnaise and ketchup, the couple got married and said: “I do.”

“They hid me in the aisle next to the spice aisle,” Brenda recalls with a smile.

Dennis was eagerly waiting on the other side.

“She came. They played the wedding march on other speakers in the store. It was awesome,” Dennis said.

Brenda wore a royal blue dress. Dennis, a heavily wrinkled button. The two were joined by family, friends and shoppers.

Fry’s staff goes above and beyond, the Delgados said. She even gave them custom floral arrangements that included the condiments that brought them together—Miracle Whip and Mayo.

“It was my idea to get married there,” Brenda said. “I’m kind of weird, okay.”

While they admit it might be silly to get married in a grocery aisle, for them it was something they felt they had to do.

“I’m 72, he’s 78 now. We don’t have that many years left to do something dumb and stupid,” Brenda said.

The thing people want to remember in their love story is to never give up hope.

“On the lighter side,” Brenda said. “If you’re looking for love, go to Fry’s or don’t give up. Keep looking.”

“You never know when you’re going to walk down the condiment aisle at Fry’s and meet someone you didn’t know you needed in your life,” Dennis said.

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