12/12/2013 07:29 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

UK's Oldest Newlyweds Prove It's Never Too Late For Love

It's never too late to say "I do."

Just ask 97-year-old Sid Ratcliffe and 90-year-old Iris Law, who tied the knot Wednesday in a small ceremony surrounded by friends and family in Wolverhampton, Britain -- officially making them the UK's oldest newlywed couple.

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Ratcliffe and Law's love story began in 2001 when the pair -- both widowed at the time -- met at a bus stop. As Law explained to SWNS news, “We lived opposite each other so we got the same bus together and it was love at first sight. Sid was just so funny and was very strong, I like that in a man."

The couple has been dating ever since -- taking trips to Majorca, Spain and New York for Ratcliffe's 90th birthday -- but didn't decide to get hitched until six weeks ago.

“It has been on the cards a while and they have thought about it but they weren’t quite sure how to go about it. They weren’t even sure if they were too old," Law's daughter, Pam James said.

It turns out, they were not.

And even with Law's nine decades of life experience, including five children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, she was still full of giddiness on her Big Day, telling the news outlet, "It was a beautiful day. I loved all of it. It’s definitely never too late –- it’s love."

She sweetly added, “Now we are just going to enjoy each day and I will look after him and he will look after me."



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