A couple at a care home in Bury St Edmunds have marked their 62nd wedding anniversary with a heart-warming renewal of their vows.

Francis Woods, 94, who lives at Care UK’s Glastonbury Court, on Glastonbury Road, and Jean, 83, renewed their wedding vows after 62-years of marriage, as Frank “wanted to make Jean feel special again”.

The couple were joined by 18 of their family and friends, who watched Jean walk down the aisle to ‘The Gladfly’ by Shostakovich, accompanied by her great-grandchildren as bridesmaids and page boys.

East Anglian Daily Times: The couple with their family and friends at the eventThe couple with their family and friends at the event (Image: Glastonbury Court)

The ceremony was led by Jean and Frank’s son-in-law, Reverend David Crofts, who is the local vicar.

As part of his vows, Frank said: “I can’t remember all that, but all you need to know is I love her!”

Following the service the guests enjoyed a wedding buffet and champagne to toast Jean and Frank. 

Jean said, when asked for advice on a long and happy marriage: "To give and take, and listen to each other" and "for your husband to do as he is told." 

East Anglian Daily Times: Jean and Frank on their wedding dayJean and Frank on their wedding day (Image: Submitted)

Jean, who was born in Diss, and Frank, who was born in Ely, met when Jean worked as a PA for an accountant and walked past the curry shop Frank managed every day, until one day they started chatting. 

The couple's first date was in 1960 in East Dereham, Norfolk, when they went to a 21st birthday party together.

They married two years later on a hot summer's day at Swaffham Methodist Church and later had two children, Jackie and Andrew.

Ana Mihai, Home Manager at Glastonbury Court, said: “Congratulations to the happy couple. It's easy to see just how much they adore each other – they’re a real inspiration to us all.

“The Glastonbury Court team worked so hard to turn the home into a lavish wedding venue fit for the wonderful occasion, making it the perfect place to make their vows official once again. We were honoured to play a part in such an important occasion.

“Here’s to the couple and many more years of their happy marriage!”