A pair of pensioners who wed at a retirement development have shared touching details of their unusual love story.
The couple, Pauline Wyllie, 65, and Tayport native Sam Wyllie, 72, tied the knot at Bield’s Rannoch Court in Dundee in August before four generations of family.
The lovebirds first laid eyes on each other six and a half years ago while living on the same street in Kirkcaldy.
Pauline, who is from Dundee, explained how Sam’s offer of a helping hand around the home quickly blossomed into something more.
“He was my neighbour and he came over to help me decorate my house,” she revealed.
“We became close friends and it just went from there.
“Sam used to be a driver in his youth and I worked as a shop assistant. You name the shop, I’ve worked there!”
Their big day was held in the communal lounge of Rannoch Court and guests included family and friends along with a host of tenants and staff.
Pauline, who has been married before, said the pair kept it relatively simple on their big day.
“I didn’t want a big white dress, this was my second marriage,” she explained.
“I just wore a white top and three-quarter length blue trousers because it was too hot.
“Sam also looked smart, wearing just trousers, a shirt and a tie.
“My granddaughter and my great grandson were also at the wedding – four generations!
“We even had to Skype my son in America as he was unable to make it home for the wedding.”
After six months of marriage the couple could not be happier.
Pauline added: “Valentine’s Day is the day after my birthday so we will just have a quiet meal together – we’re really too old for Valentine’s at this stage.
“My favourite thing about him? He’s helpful, caring and considerate. As for me, I think he would say I’m just perfect for him.
“Every marriage has its ups and downs but you just have to hang on in there.
“We even have arguments just so we can make up again.
“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
A spokesman for Bield wished the couple well.