They've spent almost 40 years together, he's been asking her to marry him for 30, and she's turned him down every time. Until now.
When retired miner Chris Green from Tamworth, Staffordshire, dropped down onto one knee in front of his partner Ann Turner, 72, at his 75th birthday party in the local pub, he received the best present he could have hoped for when she said 'I will' to his proposal.
And she will finally stand up beside him and say 'I do' in front of their family and friends at St Matthew's Church, Harlaston, on Friday.
INTERESTING ISN'T IT?
Ann and Chris on holiday in St Ives in 1993, left, and when he finally got the answer he wanted, right
The couple outside the church in which they be married on Friday
The couple at one of their daughter's weddings in 1987