We all have seen the heart-wrenching masterpiece that is The Notebook. It's a story set across decades that proves that love remains firmly rooted in the hearts of those that never let go of the ones that they truly care for.
We all wish we had lived out the romantic lives of Noah and Allie, but as it turns out, the story itself is based on two lovebirds very near and dear to the author, Nicholas Sparks.
The plot of steadfast love was based on the author's grandparents-in-law, when he saw how doting they still were to one another after 60 years of marriage, and hoped that him and his newlywed wife would have the same resolve in their later years.
Many of the book's details were based on aspects of their lives together, but Sparks says that it was one moment in particular that convinced him to base the story on these extraordinary people.
And, of course, it happened at a wedding.