"Not only was I able to get this beautiful bride a dress and doll her all up, but I was also able to take pictures of their very special day and capture the love and commitment they have for each other, even after 72 years," Behrendsen's post continued.
One of the couple's seven children, Carolyn Martell, told CBS News the family was already planning an anniversary party, but Behrendsen really wanted to make it "above and beyond." She thought to get a pink gown for Shirley for the special occasion.
When a staff member rolled Shirley out in her wheelchair, Leonard's face absolutely lit up. Behrendsen shared video of the husband's heartwarming reaction to seeing his bride.
Martell told CBS News her mom has dementia, which has been difficult for Leonard to understand. But that day, Shirley had no problem recognizing the love of her life.