WHEN Reverend Alan McAnulty proposed to Rosemary Brown just over two months ago he never expected to make the news.
The unassuming couple, now aged in their 80s, tied the knot on Friday amid family, friends and the Central Western Daily photographer.
When the CWD first heard about this couple getting married it struck a chord with our staff, but we did not expect it would be taken to heart by so many people in Orange.
After a story about their wedding appeared in the CWD on Friday the couple invited us to photograph their wedding.
The couple first met at Wontama Nursing Home where Reverend McAnulty, 85, worked and Rosemary, 81, sung in the choir.
They were independent people who each lived in their own home and came together to make others happy at Wontama.
When the CWD attended their wedding on Friday they played witness to a coming together of two lovely people.
“It was pleasing to see so many from Wontama,” Reverend McAnulty said.
“It was a happy occasion.”
The new Mrs McAnulty said it was a lovely service at St Barnabas Anglican Church.
“I had no nerves, I was lovely and calm,” she said.
Mrs McAnulty said she forgot about the cameras clicking away during the important ceremony.
“I was just so conscious that I had to say my lines,” she said.
“There was just so many people there wishing us well.”
The newlyweds spent the weekend in Katoomba for a honeymoon to celebrate their marriage.