03/01/2012 07:32 pm ET Updated Mar 01, 2012

World's Oldest Newlyweds: California Couple Are Contenders (VIDEO)

Age ain't nothing but a number for one California couple.

After 18 years of dating, 95-year-old Lillian Hartley and 98-year-old Allan Marks tied the knot on Wednesday in Indio, Calif.

If the "Guinness Book of World Records" confirms their ages, they will officially earn the title of world's oldest newlyweds, a Guinness spokesperson told The Desert Sun.

The couple first met in Palm Springs, Calif. 18 years ago when Marks, a retired veterinarian from Brooklyn, complimented Hartley's dress.

Hartley, a retired paralegal from Boston, told The Desert Sun: "I'm not deeply religious, but I think it was meant to be. I didn't want a relationship -- I enjoyed my freedom -- but he got me." She revealed that the pair have been living together "in sin" since they began dating, and enjoy watching Los Angeles Lakers games and traveling to Cancun, Mexico.

Hartley said that they never had time to get married before, with their busy schedules. But they found time to tie the knot in a civil ceremony at the Riverside County Clerk's office on the 366th day of the year, Feb. 29th.

Currently, 90-year-old Rose Pollard and 100-year-old Forrest Lunsway hold the title of the world's oldest newlyweds, according to TIME. The California couple ages' totaled 190 years when they tied the knot in March 2011.

If Hartley and Marks are as old as they say they are, the couple will surpass the current title-holders by at least two years.

Watch the video above to see the couple's intimate ceremony.