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If The One comes along, it is never too late to say ‘I do’

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An older couple celebrating their wedding

An older couple celebrating their wedding

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An older couple celebrating their wedding

Can people find love — and marriage — in their mature years? I have the evidence that they can: I’ve just attended the wedding of one of my oldest friends. The bride was a radiant 78 and the groom a glowing 83.

A discreet ceremony for those of senior years? Not a bit of it! It was the full church number, with all the trimmings: the Scottish pastor intoning vows of “till death us do part” and reminding all present of the meaning of wedlock; St Paul on “love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, love does not insist on its own way”; and the cantors (socially distanced) singing Schumann’s Widmung (“You are my soul, my heart. You are my rapture.”).


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