A couple who have been married for 60 years have renewed their vows after transforming their nursing home into a wedding venue.
Norman and Marjorie from the Gold Coast proved true love really can last a lifetime by restating their eternal devotion to one another in front of their family and friends.
Norm, who has been diagnosed with dementia, wanted to show his wife just how much he adores her before his memory fades.
Norman and Marjorie (pictured) from the Gold Coast proved true love really can last a lifetime
After being diagnosed with dementia, Norman wanted to restate his devotion to Marjorie before his memory fades
The devoted pair pledged their commitment for the second time at Hope Island care home, more than six decades after they first tied the knot.
The pair fell in love as teenagers at Saturday night dance in their hometown of Liverpool, and it was love at first sight for Norm who knew he would marry Marjorie from the first day they met.
He said marrying Marjorie was the ‘greatest joy he has ever felt’.
‘I would say we still love each other as much now as we did the day we were married [in 1958]’ Marjorie said.
Their second-time round ceremony showed the incredible devotion they have shown to one another through thick and thin over the course of their lifetimes.
The couple first met in Liverpool at a Saturday night dance in the 1950s – it was love at first sight for Norman who said marrying Marjorie in 1958 was ‘the greatest joy he has ever felt’
‘We’ve gone through it all, but we always got there in the end – it’s never wavered, no matter what happened’
On the day of their wedding 60 years ago, the presiding minister handed the newlyweds a card which read ‘never let the sun go down on your love’, a mantra they have lived by ever since.
‘We’ve gone through it all, but we always got there in the end – it’s never wavered, no matter what happened.
‘Whenever we’ve had a row, and we’ve had a lot over the years, we would always make up before the end of the day,’ Marjorie said.
The couple’s son, daughter and two grandchildren as well as a host of Hope Island residents attended the ceremony which was filled with cake, laughter, dancing and of course, love.