Vivian Boyack and Alice Dubes are 91 and 90 years old respectively.
They’ve been in a relationship since 1942, long before gay marriage was allowed in their home state of Iowa in the US.
But Iowa began allowing same-sex marriage in 2009 — and this week, the pair finally exchanged vows.
Reverend Linda Hunsaker, who presided over the ceremony at the First Christian Church in Davenport, Iowa: “This is a celebration of something that should have happened a very long time ago.”
Alice and Vivian held hands throughout the ceremony, which took place in front of a small group of the couple’s family and close friends, the Quad-City Times reports.
The women met while growing up in Yale, Iowa, and moved to Davenport in 1947 to set up home.
Vivian worked as a teacher and Alice held various payroll positions.
Jerry Yeast, 73, has been friends with the couple since he was an 18-year-old landscaper working in their yard, he told the Quad-City times.
“I’ve known these two women all my life, and I can tell you, they are special,” Mr Yeast said.
“This is a very special day for all of us.”
“We’ve had a good time,” Alice said of the seven decades the pair has spent together.