103-year-old groom and 99-year-old bride marry after 80 years together

Charlene Sakoda
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103-year-old groom and 99-year-old bride marry after 80 years together

After 80 years together 103-year-old Jose Manuel Riella and 99-year old Martina Lopez of Paraguay, finally decided to tie the knot in a religious ceremony. The blushing bride explained, "My children wanted us to get married, they told me that is what they wanted.” The two were joined in a civil union 40 years ago, but at that time did not perform the sacrament of marriage of the Catholic Church. The adorable couple held hands while priest Cristian Paiva officiated the wedding in a garden at their Santa Rosa De Aguaray home. "It is the first time I am marrying someone of this age and I am very happy to marry these two,” Paiva said. The couple has built a sizable family in their 80 years together with eight children, 50 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 20 great-great-grandchildren. The new bride, Martina Lopez de Riella said, “I am happy because all but two of my children are here, but all the rest are here." After the ceremony, family and friends celebrated at the couple’s home.

Source: Reuters/Telefuturo