Adam Sandler was onto something when he sang about growing old with Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer, wasn’t he? When you’re in your twenties, it often seems like walking down that aisle is the biggest day of your life. There’s so much build up to the big moment, that we don’t often think about all of the amazing years that come afterwards. Or if we do, there’s no way we could ever see how it actually plays out.
Meet Christy and Tavis, one soon-to-be married couple who decided to go ahead and see exactly what they would look like 30, 50 and even 70 years after being married to each other — with the help of some amazing make-up artists, of course.
Their transformation is pretty darn cool in itself — “I’m gonna look like my mom!” Christy reveals at the 50-year mark. But what makes this video so darned touching is the love that these two clearly have for each other. “You look good,” a smiling Tavis tells his bride-to-be every single time their new looks are revealed for the first time.
“I hope I’m taking better care of your hair,” Christy laughs between tears at another point in the clip.
Seriously this video should come with a “Bring the Kleenex” disclaimer, because if that wasn’t enough, the couple also answers questions about their hypothetical life at that age — their kids, sex life and all the milestone moments they would have shared by then. You’d have to have a heart made out of stone or hate puppies if you don’t tear up even a little bit at the sheer cuteness that is their love for each other.
This is one couple we really, truly hope makes it until they’re old and grey. At least now they’ll be able to visualize what that looks like!
Check out 100 Years of Beauty: Aging, below.