Happy couple find love again

SURROUNDED by family and friends, 71-year-old sweethearts Ann Logan and Bill Mann exchanged their vows and began married life together.

SURROUNDED by family and friends, 71-year-old sweethearts Ann Logan and Bill Mann exchanged their vows and began married life together.

Today the couple were resting at their home in Felixstowe, planning a dream honeymoon in Italy.

Mr Mann said: “It was a wonderful day - really brilliant.

“Everything went so well and everyone either came to the wedding or to the reception to join us. It was such a happy time.”

The couple and their guests made a real weekend of the celebrations, stopping over at the Marlborough Hotel on Felixstowe seafront.

Mr Mann said: “I think it's a bit early to tell what it feels like to be married again, but we are just both so happy.

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“We are going to have a rest for a few days now. We would love to go to Italy on honeymoon and we are going to get a few brochures and have a look.”

Dozens of friends and family joined them to celebrate their wedding at Ipswich Register Office while neighbours at the sheltered housing complex where they will live in Larkhill Way, Felixstowe, decorated their home with balloons and banners.

The couple, who were both widowed after losing their partners nine years ago, became friends after Bill did some work for Ann, who is partially-sighted, as a gardener, proving you are never too old for love.

Bill said: “Neither of us were looking for anyone else but when we met just over a year ago we just sort of connected and chatted and really liked each other.

“It came out of the blue really - just one of those things. I never thought two people of our age could fall in love but we have.

“We are at the age where we have got to grab what we can in the next few years and we just want to be happy together.”

Ann, who has six children, 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, was given away by one of her daughters with six-year-old granddaughter Ellie as bridesmaid.

The couple enjoy being with friends at the sheltered complex but also holding small fundraising sales to help charities working for the blind and partially-sighted.

Do you know an older couple getting married? Tell us your heart-warming story. Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail EveningStarLetters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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