Couple, both in their 80s, tie the knot after 44 years

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  • Colin Dunn, 84, and bride Sally Smith, 82, first met in 1972 and had been going out for dates since then
  • After more than four decades, the couple now celebrated their wedding with more than 100 friends and relatives
  • The couple has four children, 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren when they decided to get married

LEEDS, England – A couple who are both in their 80s finally decided to get married after dating for straight 44 years.

Yagana Shah mentioned in her article for Huffington Post published on May 18 that couple Colin Dunn, 84, and bride Sally Smith, 82, first met in 1972 and had been going out for dates since then.

Sally was working at the bar of the social club that Colin visited every weekend after work. After more than four decades, the couple celebrated their wedding in front of more than a hundred friends and relatives from Middleton Social Club in Leeds, West York, which is the same social club where Sally used to work.

After being engaged last year, Sally said their relationship “snowballed.’

“Sally used to serve me every weekend when I’d go in after work. We got chatting and she got used to me going in. Eventually, I asked her out,” said Collin; a retired truck driver.

An article by Charlotte Court for Mirror Co Uk said that both of them had come out of previous marriages. Colin soon moved in together with Sally and her four children and later on realized their relationship was for life.

However, Colin said marriage never entered his mind at the time as they were so preoccupied with raising the children or going on holiday to Blackpool.

“All of a sudden the children were growing up and leaving home and it was just me and Sally, so we thought it was finally time to become man and wife,” he added.

A story published by  Yorkshire Evening Post said the couple has four children, 13 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren when they decided to get married. A huge family, right?

Colin  also shared that he lost his two brothers: “Just before last Christmas I lost my brother Harold and shortly before that I lost my eldest brother too.”

“We were going through a bit of trouble and we started thinking what if this happened to one of us? We decided we wanted to be man and wife,” he added.

The wedding ceremony took place at St Mary’s Church in Middleton, Leeds. Leeds is a memorable place for both couples as this is where they first met.

Sally said the waiting was worth it; adding that: “The day was lovely, even the weather.”

“We had a beautiful cake at the reception but the highlight for me was actually getting married,” the wife added.

Collin described their wedding as “beautiful” and said, “it couldn’t have been better.” The husband is also satisfied with the amount of crowd attended their wedding ceremony, even thanking them the help extended to them.

The husband said he loved his wife now just as much as he did when they first met.

“If you work at a relationship you can keep it going. She’s always looked after me and I’ve always looked after her,” Colin said.

Indeed, this is another story to inspire couples that love knows no boundaries and no time limits. Never too late to decide.

Yulia Khoma shows us the face of happiness in the clip below:

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