A woman aged 85 and a man aged 81 have got married just four months after meeting each other and falling in love.
Brenda Edwards and Richard Cornish tied the knot at Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Llanbradach, on Saturday, January 4.
Around 75 people attended the ceremony, with more than 50 people attending the reception at Casa Mia restaurant in Caerphilly town centre.
The happy couple spent their honeymoon in Weston-super-Mare before heading off to spend time in Paignton, Devon.
The couple, who were both widowed before their wedding, were first introduced to each other in September by Reverend Clive Rich, who the couple described as “a wonderful man”.
Richard said: “He knew we were down in the dumps and introduced us.
“We’re still getting to know each other. It’s the best thing ever – it was well worth it.
“We’re much happier now. We’re getting out and about and going places. We’ve agreed to go on a cruise together this year.
“We’ve got all the support from the family. We’re looking forward to another ten years together. I’m very proud.”
Richard added: “We clicked straight away. I said ‘Brenda, how do you feel about getting married?’ and she said yes.
“It’s the right thing we’ve done.”
Brenda said: “This man [Richard] is amazing. I was stuck in the house but now he’s taken me everywhere. It’s been wonderful.
“It’s been a whirlwind of a time. I’m 85 and he’s 81, so he’s my toy boy!”
Brenda, who is from Llanbradach, and Richard, originally from Bedwas, have moved in together in Caerphilly following the wedding.
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Brenda’s daughter-in-law, Sue Edwards, said: “The minister knew they were both lonely and introduced them so they could be friends.
“The first time Richard phoned Brenda, she put the phone down in shock. But he persevered and they met up.
“After three weeks they decided to move in together and booked the wedding.
“Two lonely people finding love at this age is wonderful. Our family is over the moon.”
Mrs Edwards added: “They’re both so happy. If you could see the love between them it would melt your heart.
“It’s given them a new lease of life. They’ve certainly lifted each other’s dark clouds.
“People have been so kind and wonderful. It’s a heart-warming story.”