CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Gene Yaffe and Faye Albert fell in love about 13 years ago. They were both in their late 60s, and they had profiles on eHarmony.
The online dating site found compatibility and connected them. They had both been married before and neither of them had children. Dating was easy, but it took Yaffe more than a decade to propose.
“It’s time we get married,” Yaffe said during his recent marriage proposal. “Will you be my wife?”
Albert, 78, wed Yaffe, 81, on Tuesday in Coral Gables.
The groom waited by the chuppah, the white canopy where they exchanged vows. He wore a black suit, a peach tie, and a pinned white orchid on the lapel of his blazer.
The bride wore a long V-neck ivory gown with flowy spring flowers and her pearl necklace and earrings. She held a bouquet of pale pink flowers as she walked down the aisle.
Cantor Rachelle Nelson performed the Jewish ceremony. Albert was in tears. Yaffe was eager to kiss her. They hosted about 25 guests at The Palace, an assisted living facility on Andalucia Avenue.