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It’s never too late to tie the knot: Groom, 81, weds bride, 78, in Coral Gables

It’s never too late to tie the knot: Groom, 81, weds bride, 78, in Coral Gables
It’s never too late to tie the knot: Groom, 81, weds bride, 78, in Coral Gables

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?”

Gene Yaffee, 81, left, and Faye Albert, 78, right, wed on Tuesday in Coral Gables. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

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.

Faye Albert walked down the aisle with two relatives during her wedding on Tuesday in Coral Gables. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

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.

Gene Yaffe, 81, and Faye Albert, 78, kiss during their wedding ceremony on Tuesday in Coral Gables. (Copyright 2020 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.)

About the Author:

The Emmy Award-winning journalist joined the Local 10 News team in 2013. She wrote for the Miami Herald for more than 9 years and won a Green Eyeshade Award.