Leo and Tessie met in the Philippines in the 1960s and spent two years corresponding long distance while Leo was in the US Navy as a ship's steward. When it came time to tie the knot, Leo took a leave of absence and went back to the Philippines and proposed to Tessie, got married and enjoyed a honeymoon- all in just one week!
With such a remarkable love story, Leo wanted to do something extra special for their 50th wedding anniversary. With the help of their daughter and Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings
, Leo and Tessie were able to celebrate their love for each other in a stunning setting at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
. Leo described it as the most unforgettable and meaningful moment of his married life and is looking forward to renewing his vows again soon.