December 10 2013 Latest news:
Friday, August 23, 2013
They are proof that it is never too late to fall in love.
With a combined age of 172, true gentleman Ted Hann, 91, and his bride, Doris Price, 81, will say their vows surrounded by 60 of their closest friends and family – after a whirlwind romance. The couple met at the Mill Day Centre at Hempnall in October and after just a few weeks together, Mr Hann proposed on Mrs Price’s birthday on November 3.
“I used to watch him play bowls,” she said. “We got talking and, shortly afterwards, we got engaged. I love him dearly. Ted proposed in his sitting room. We spend hours talking about the war together. I love listening to his stories.”
In July, the couple decided they wanted to tie the knot sooner rather than later and with the help of Mr Hann’s daughters, Janice Stockwell and Valerie McCarthy and Mrs Price’s daughter Gillian Lea, they arranged the wedding for tomorrow.
Mother-of-seven Mrs Price, who worked in the village shop, said: “Our daughters have been so kind. They have rallied round and organised everything.”
The ceremony will take place in Hempnall Church followed by a reception at the Mill Centre, where their love blossomed.
Mrs Price will walk down the aisle wearing a gold dress and will be given away by her oldest son, John.
Mr Hann’s grandson, Christopher Stockwell, will be the best man.
The father of two said: “I am very privileged. I enjoy Doris’ company very much. We are fortunate that we have two wonderful families. I enjoy life and there is still a lot to be done in this world.”
Their first dance will be the square tango, which they have been practicing in the run up to the big day and, in keeping with tradition, they will spend the night before the wedding apart. Mr Hann, a former fitter in the Royal Air Force, who moved to Norfolk 17 years ago, added: “If you find the right person in life, you are lucky. I have a lot of life left in me and I am very grateful for everything.Young people get so many chances which they do not take. I would encourage everyone to take opportunities.”