Pauline and Sam Wyllie got married at Bield’s Rannoch Court in August
TWO Dundee tenants who recently tied the knot at a retirement development have shared their advice on keeping the spark alive.
Pauline Wyllie, 65, wed 72-year-old Tayport native Sam Wyllie during an intimate ceremony held in the communal lounge of Bield’s Rannoch Court.
The lovebirds, who got married last August, first laid eyes on each other six and a half years ago while living on the same street in Kirkcaldy, Fife.
Pauline, who hails from Dundee, said: “He was my neighbour and he came over to help me decorate my house. 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!”
Those in attendance on the big day included family and friends along with a host of tenants and staff from Rannoch Court.
Pauline added: “I didn’t want a big white dress, this was my second marriage. 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 from America as he was unable to make it home for the wedding.”
After six months of marriage the couple could not be happier, with low key plans for Valentine’s Day pencilled in.
Pauline said: “Valentine’s Day always falls on 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.”
Rannoch Court in Dundee offers spacious properties for those aged 60 and over who wish to retain their independence while leaving the worries of repairs and maintenance behind.
Bield has been providing high quality housing and related services in Scotland for more than 40 years, investing, changing and innovating its services and operations to address the needs of the next generation of older people.
To find out more about Bield and its developments visit www.bield.co.uk
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